Living Fossils: Pleurotomarias

by Joachim Scheven on March 1, 1995

Originally published in Creation 17(2):52, March 1995

Most of the public are unaware that there are literally thousands of different types of animals and plants which are alive and essentially unchanged from the way they appear as fossils. Such facts make it difficult to believe that these forms were separated by those imagined millions of evolutionary years.

Here is another example, courtesy of Dr Joachim Scheven, who oversees the world's largest collection of living fossils in his faith-funded creation museum LEBENDIGE VORWELT at Unterm Hagen 22, D-58119 Hagen, Germany.

The fossil Pleurotomaria shell, shown in the right photo here, was found in England in Jurassic deposits (supposedly 135-205 million years old on the evolutionists' time-scale). Yet the modern-day version from Japan, shown in the photo on the left, is virtually identical.

The overwhelming message of the fossil record is one of staying the same, not evolving. Of course, many types have gone extinct, and so are not found living. These types also show no sign of real evolution throughout their 'stay' in the record.

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