Living Fossils/stasis. Stasis is a term that describes the absence of evolutionary change. It is an unexpected occurrence for evolution, but it is thrown around as though since it has a “scientific” name, that it actually explains something. There are hundreds if not thousands of organisms that are fossilized in soil layers that have been attributed to dinosaur era layers, yet they remain unchanged as we view their living descendants today. Dr. Carl Werner has written a book called Living Fossils, in which he documents fossils of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Each of these species are alive today that all have unchanged ancestors who are buried with dinosaurs.
Fossils of modern mammals are found all of the time buried with dinosaur fossils, but the discoverers tend to give the modern mammal fossil a different name even though it is indistinguishable from the modern creature. An example of this would be from a 2005 article in Nature magazine where mammal fossil had been unearthed with a small dinosaur in its belly. The article describes an animal that looks remarkably like a Tasmanian Devil, but it was given the name Repenomamus robustus as a way to differentiate it from the modern animal. There’s no reason to do this other than to perpetuate the evolutionary story of animals constantly changing in their environments to deal with natural selection pressures. If no evolutionary changes were seen in Tasmanian Devils for 65 million years, the story would be questionable. But if the animal can be presented as something completely different, then the story can be told again.
A more familiar example would be the Coelacanth fish. It is found in fossilized form in layers that evolutionists date to be 400 million years old, and was thought to have gone extinct until the early 1900’s when it was found in fish markets in Madagascar.
Wikipedia lists more than 80 such examples of living fossils. It appears that the more that scientists find, the more they find that animals remain unchanged since their original findings in the fossil record (which this writer attributes to the worldwide flood of Noah’s day.)
More recently a frilled shark was caught off the coast of Australia. Up until this point, the shark was thought to have gone extinct 80 million years ago. If it has been found alive and unchanged today like the many other examples shown above, what does that say about the “almighty” power of evolution?
Finding fossil tissue that is still intact and unchanged would lead one to believe that the story of millions of years would be questionable. For instance, when scientists discovered tissue and pigments from Mesozoic era layers that are exact replicas of today’s tissue, they couldn’t help but stick with their story of millions of years despite all reason.
The paper includes photos of some of the fossils that are so detailed, they look as if living crinoids were spray-painted with acrylic. The original pigment colors are clearly evident. Wolkenstein doesn’t rule out the possibility older examples will be found; “the occurrence of hypericinoids and related pigments in Paleozoic crinoids cannot be excluded,” he says. Still, finding intact molecules from delicate creatures said to be 240 million years old is remarkable, to say nothing of the fact that they have escaped evolutionary change in all that time.
UPDATE: More unchanged fossils have been unearthed by paleontologists. Bacteria fossils have been uncovered in layers that have been dated by evolutionists to be almost two billion years old that are exact replicas of bacteria that are found alive today. We’ve been told by evolutionists that things change, therefore evolution is true. Now, they are telling us that these bacteria have not changed in two billions years therefore evolution is true. This is a strange contradiction.
UPDATE2: Here’s another list of fossils that have remained unchanged through time
No change…no evolution.