Sometimes living animals and plants are found that were thought to have been extinct for millions of years. These are called “living fossils”.
The dragonfly has been found in the fossil record, but is alive today in many varieties. Some dragonflies in the fossil record had wingspans of up to two feet. They were enormous. But perhaps the most famous of living fossils is the Coelacanth, which evolutionary scientists originally considered it an evolutionary “missing link” between fish and amphibians. It supposedly died out about 65 million years ago with the extinction of the dinosaurs. These scientists say this because they have not found fossils of them in the upper rock strata. But to their surprise, a live one was caught off the coast of Africa in 1938. If evolution is true, where was the coelacanth for 65 million years, and why is it virtually unchanged?
In 1994 the Wollemi Pine was discovered in a remote canyon of the Blue Mountains of Australia. Before this discovery, the wollemi pine was only know from fossils that supposedly date back over 150 million years according to secular scientists.
There is lots of other living fossils that have been found in the fossil record along side dinosaur fossils. Crocodiles, frogs, turtles, snakes, parrots, ducks, spiders, insects, lobsters, shrimp, squirrels, oak, willow. and magnolia trees, and garfish.
But secular scientists believe when dinosaurs were alive there were not many non-reptile land animals around, and the few that existed were primitive. But there has been many modern-looking land creatures, including birds and insects which have been found in the same fossil layers as dinosaur and even mixed with dinosaurs themselves. In fact, every major group of vertebrates have been found in dinosaur rocks.
The Bible which gives us the six day creation in Genesis 1;1-31 tells us plainly that all animals and plants had been created by the end of the sixth day. So then dinosaur remains should be found mixed with many kinds of creatures that are living fossils today, which they are!
These living fossils that have been found in the fossil record were encased in rock after they were rapidly buried in the sedimentary layers of strata during the Flood of Noah’s day (Genesis 6-9). These living fossils point to a recent creation and the simplest explanation for why they have not changed is that they did not evolve but were instead all created recently. Amen!
I give God the glory and honor for what He has created and am very appreciative of the animals and plants alive today that we see, because many have gone extinct along with the dinosaurs.
“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created” (Revelation 4:11).