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Living Fossils

Coelacanth"Living fossils" are plants or animals that closely resemble species known from fossils. Many of those listed below were considered extinct and only known through fossil evidence, but were later discovered to still be alive.

It is presumed by evolutionists that fossils are much older than is correct due to a failure of the scientific community to recognize the occurrence of the Biblical global deluge. Based on an incorrect naturalistic assumption, the stratified layers are believe to have accumulated gradually, and are separated by millions of years.

Animals, such as the dinosaurs, are believed to have gone extinct 65 million years before humans lived on earth. However, according to the Bible and its chronology, all plants and animals were created at the same point in time only a few thousand years ago. Most naturalists find this thought laughable and yet many plants and animals are alive today having changed very little from their relatives that reportedly lived millions of years ago. In fact, most living fossils are almost identical to their fossilized ancestors.

Living Fossils - Organisms Unchanged After Millions of Years?

Living Fossil Quotes

  • Niles Eldredge, Curator, American Museum Of Natural History, under the heading "Living Fossils", in his book, FOSSILS, 1991.
    • "...there seems to have been almost no change in any part we can compare between the living organism and its fossilized progenitors of the remote geological past. Living fossils embody the theme of evolutionary stability to an extreme degree. ....We have not completely solved the riddle of living to an extreme degree. ....We have not completely solved the riddle of living fossils. " p.101, 108
    • "...were thought to have been extinct by the end of the Middle Devonian [385 MYA]. Modern Neopilina species, however, were dredged from the deep oceans in the 1950's..." p.101
  • P. Arduini and G. Teruzzi cite Neopilina as an example, PREHISTORIC ATLAS, 1982.
    • "There are also numerous organisms, in the present day fauna and flora, which can be regarded as living fossils; one of the best known among them is Neopilina, the only living representative of a class of mollusks...thought to have been extinct for 350 million years before 1957, when Neopilina was caught off the coast of Costa Rica." , p.78
    • "The Gingko biloba is the sole surviving species of a very old group of gymnosperms which died out 100 million years ago." PREHISTORIC ATLAS, 1982, p.78
  • Keith S. Thomson, Ex. Officer, Academy of Natural Sciences. LIVING FOSSIL, 1991
    • "Off the coast of southern Africa, in the winter of 1938, a fishing boat called The Nerine dragged from the Indian Ocean near the Chalumna River a fish thought to be extinct for 70 million years. The fish was a coelacanth, an animal that thrived concurrently with dinosaurs..." From bookcover.
    • "The first members of this group appeared some 424 million years ago in the Silurian and look quite like the modern forms. The last fossils became extinct about 50 million years ago." p.72
    • "This species was widespread and reasonably common in the Pliocene of North America... The tree was thought to be extinct worldwide until living specimens were found in central China in 1945." p.72
  • Sue Rigby, British Geological Survey, Nature Vol.363, p.209, 3/18/93
    • "All paleontologist dream of finding a 'living fossil.' Noel Dilly, it seems has done so... As graptolites are arguably the most important zone fossils of the Lower Palaeozoic (570-360 million years before the present), this is far from an esoteric issue."

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Fossils and Dinosaurs Books and Videos

After the Flood
The Bible Explains Dinosaurs
Bones of Contention
Buried Alive
Chronicles of Dinosauria
D Is for Dinosaur
The Dinosaur Puzzle
Dinosaur Activity Book
Dinosaurs & Dragon Legends
Dinosaurs and the Bible
Dinosaurs by Design
Dinosaurs for Kids
Dinosaurs: The Lost World of the Bible
Dinosaurs of Eden
Dinosaurs, Genesis & the Gospel
Dinosaurs: Stars of the Show
Dragons of the Deep
Dragons: Legends & Lore of Dinosaurs
Dragons or Dinosaurs?
Dry Bones and Other Fossils
The Fossil Book
The Fossil Record
Fossil Record: A Problem for Evolution
Great Alaskan Dinosaur Adventure
The Great Dinosaur Mystery Solved!
Living Fossils
Living Fossils
The Riddle of the Dinosaurs
What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?