Warm-Blooded Reptiles: Ichthyosaurs

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on November 1, 2019

Photo by Ghedoghedo via Wikimedia Commons

Researchers have discovered blubber in fossils of ichthyosaurs, marine reptiles resembling dolphins that evolutionists say supposedly died out between 90 and 250 million years ago. Blubber indicates that they were warm-blooded, either maintaining a constant body temperature or at least maintaining a body temperature several degrees warmer than the surrounding water. The researchers say the surviving blubber and some original skin, which was still flexible, must have been preserved very quickly or else it would not have retained its flexibility.

God’s creation is infinitely wonderful and complex. Extinct creatures like sea reptiles and dinosaurs had features unlike reptiles today. The more we discover, the more we should be awed by God’s creativity and design and reminded not to trust our ability to interpret the past based simply on our knowledge of life in the present.

But that’s not the only remarkable thing about this discovery. No matter how rapidly preserved, there is no viable explanation for how any skin or blubber could survive for 90 million years. The logical conclusion, supported by science, is that these ichthyosaurs were fossilized not millions but merely thousands of years ago during the global flood.

This article was taken from Answers magazine, May–June, 2019, 22.