Living Fossils: Antrimpos and Penaeus

by Joachim Scheven on March 1, 1994

Originally published in Creation 16(2):6, March 1994

It could hardly be more obvious that the shrimp shown on the right (genus Penaeus) is essentially the same as the fossil shrimp (Antrimpos) shown in the inset. Yet according to evolutionary theory, they are separated by an alleged 150 million years.

Such ‘living fossils’ (there are hundreds and hundreds) show that there has been no evolution—and that these vast time-spans do not represent reality.

Genus Antrimpos
Genus Penaeus

[Photos courtesy of Dr Joachim Scheven, who oversees the world’s largest collection of living fossils in his faith-funded creation museum at Unterm Hagen 22, D58119 Hagen, Germany.]


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