Dispatches from the Creation Wars

An almost complete skeleton of a primitive mosasaur has been discovered and is reported in a geoscience journal this month. Mosasaurs were reptiles that moved back into the oceans and came to dominate shallow marine ecosystems between 65 million and 95 million or so years ago. The new fossil find still has its limbs intact, before they later evolved into flippers, indicating that it moved between land and sea. This was all prior to the mammalian species that moved back into the oceans, leading eventually to whales, dolphins and other marine mammals. For creationists, of course, this means there are two new “gaps” that have to be filled with transitional fossils. Heads they win, tails we lose.

Comments

  1. #1 ZacharySmith
    November 18, 2005

    Sheesh! You Darwnists just don’t get it: there are NO transitional fossils! Just ask Ken Ham or Kent Hovind.

    This newly found creature was obviously created when God was warming up to create aquatic reptiles. You know, sort of like all those “practice” hominids in the fossil record that get closer and closer to being human but aren’t quite there. I’m sure it’s just coincidence that the fossils just so happen to get younger and younger as they become closer to modern humans.

  2. #2 Tom
    November 18, 2005

    I’m sure it’s just coincidence that the fossils just so happen to get younger and younger as they become closer to modern humans.

    That’s if you trust the flawed “scientific” practices used to date these finds. According to Kent Hovind, a stump was once dated improperly via carbon dating (or something like that), and therefore the entire process is bunk. Heck, let’s just use that to call all science bunk as well.

  3. #3 Pieter B
    November 20, 2005

    ZacharySmith:

    Well, we do know from bumperstickers a few decades back that Adam was a rough draft . . .

    And a hat-tip if you’re Dr. ZS from TT.

  4. #4 ZacharySmith
    November 21, 2005

    Tom – Good point. That radio isotope dating stuff is all based on atheistic Chemistry and Physics, so it can’t be trusted. Interesting coincidence, isn’t it, that the dates on the fossils just so happen to fall in line with the Darwinist dogma? I smell conspiracy!

    Pieter – Thanks for the hat tip, but my name is taken from that eminent scientist and intellectual luminary who was a stowaway on the Jupiter 2! (It’s a long-running family joke.) Come to think of it, that Dr Smith shows about the same level of intellectual honesty and forthrightness as Bill Dembski!

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