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Friday, March 25, 2011

"Modern" Animal Fossils Found with Dinosaurs

I recently read an article published by Creation Ministries International.  In it, Don Batten interviewed Dr. Werner about living fossils.  It was fascinating and I recommend anyone interested to go and read it in full:

What is really amazing is the list of modern animals that have been discovered in “dinosaur age” rock layers.  It indicates that just about all the major phyla were living at the same time, thus supporting the Bible's record and causing embarrassment to the worldview of Evolutionism.

"If evolution did not occur, and if all the animals and plants were created at one time and lived together, then one should be able to find fossils of at least some modern animals and modern plants alongside dinosaurs in the rock layers. I set out to test this idea without any foreknowledge of any modern organisms in the rock layers. My results showed that many modern animals and plants are found with dinosaurs—far more than I ever expected to find.” (Dr. Werner)

Dr. Werner and his wife Debbie traveled over 100,000 miles and took 60,000 photographs. They looked only at fossils that were found in dinosaurs dig sites so that no evolutionist could claim that the fossils were not old. The fossils they studied were from “dinosaur” layers (Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous).

Below is a list of some of the animals that were found. It is my hope that the reader will go to the article above and find out more.

Modern Types of Animals:

Invertebrates-
Arthropods (insects, crustaceans)
Shelfish,
Echinoderms (starfish, crinoids, brittle stars, etc.)
Corals
Sponges
Segmented worms (earthworms, marine worms)

Vertebrates-
Fish
Cartilaginous fish (sharks, stingrays)
Boney fish (such as sturgeon, paddlefish, salmon, herring, founder, bowfin)
Amphibians
Frogs
Salamanders
Reptiles
Snakes (boa constrictor)
Lizards (ground lizards, gliding lizards)
Turtles (box turtles, soft-shelled turtles)
Crocodilians (alligators, crocodiles, and gavials)

Birds
Parrots
Owls
Penguins
Ducks
Loons
Albatross
Cormorants
Sandpipers
Avocets, etc.

"Contrary to popular belief, modern types of bird have been found...When scientists who support evolution disclosed this information...it appears that they could hardly believe what they were saying on camera.”

Mammals
Squirrels
Possums
Tasmanian devils,
Hedgehogs,
Shrews
Beavers
Primates
Duck-billed platypus

Few are aware of the great number of mammal species found with dinosaurs. Paleontologists have found 432 mammal species with dinosaurs, almost as many as the number of estimated dinosaur species. These include nearly 100 complete mammal skeletons...We visited 60 museums, but did not see a single complete mammal skeleton from the dinosaur layers displayed at any of these museums. Why don't the museums display these mammal fossils and also the bird fossils?”

Modern types of Plants:

Every major plant division living today was represented in the “dinosaur” strata, including...

Flowering plants
Ginkoes
Cone trees
Moss
Vascular mosses
Cycads
Ferns
Sequoias
Magnolias
Dogwoods
Poplars
Redwoods
Lily Pads
Horsetails

Very interesting.  If you'd like to read more on this topic, here are links to other resources...

Dr. Werner has written a book about this: Evolution: The Grand Experiment, Vol. 2.  You can find it here: http://usstore.creation.com/catalog/living-fossils-grand-p-122.html?osCsid=9t4uuuk3ut7e9so3s6jvub97j5

His first book of Evolution: The Grand Experiment (also excellent) can be found here: http://shopping.drdino.com/product-exec/product_id/920/nm/Evolution_The_Grand_Experiment_Package/category_id/21

There is still time to win a battle before the sun goes down.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this great information! I appreciate your bringing it to our attention and the easy to read way way you presented the highlights from it.
    Well done! I'll pass it on.

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