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Fossils Compilation

In 2022, due to the fact of the large number of articles that bug evolutionism, I began putting multiple articles into loose categories. This one is FOSSILS.


1. Amber Insect Fossils Still Glow

2. Fossil Forensics: Separating Fact from Fantasy in Paleontology
(Reviewed by Karl Priest)

Amber Insect Fossils Still Glow

By Frank Sherwin, M.A. August 31, 2020

Fossilized tree resin is called amber. Its translucent sheen and natural beauty have been appreciated for centuries. Amber is mentioned four times in Scripture, such as in Ezekiel 1:4:

Then I looked, and behold, a whirlwind was coming out of the north, a great cloud with raging fire engulfing itself; and brightness was all around it and radiating out of its midst like the color of amber, out of the midst of the fire.1

In the pre-Flood world, animal and plant material was caught in the sticky resin that solidified into amber. Many of these specimens survived the global Flood that happened around 4,500 years ago. Worms, frogs, lizards, crustaceans, spiders, and insects such as bees and cockroaches have been discovered, many remarkably preserved and all within their individual created kinds. For example, a class of mollusc called a gastropod (i.e., snail) complete with soft tissue, “exceptional soft-bodied preservation,” was found in mid-Cretaceous amber—about 90 million years old by evolutionary dating.2 Even an amber-encased bird3 and a snake4 have been found.

Recently, paleontologists made a rare find in northern Myanmar (also known as Burma)—three fossil insects entombed in amber.5 What makes the discovery amazing is that according to the evolutionists the wasp, beetle, and fly were 99 million years old but “their true color could be identified.” The insects have “iridescent structural hues,” or fine colors produced on the surface of their bodies by the interference of reflected light. “Blue, green, and purple iridescent colors are all clearly visible in the specimens.”5

God designed the exoskeletons of the insects in such a way as to cause light waves to combine with one another, a phenomenon called interference. Depending on the viewing angle, a combination of constructive and destructive interference causes colors on the insect to change, much like the rainbow sheen on a soap bubble. This is true not only in these particular insects but throughout God’s creation, from beetles to hummingbirds.

How did these insects achieve such iridescent hues? Was it by time and chance, or plan and purpose?

An evolutionist who wasn’t part of the study, University of West Virginia paleobiologist James Lamsdell, says, “They seem to have each evolved iridescent traits independently.”5 The article reporting the find stated that this was frustrating, and “although scientists can speculate as to what evolutionary pressures drove all these different insects to iridescence, there’s no way to know for sure.”5 According to evolutionists, the significance of iridescence “remains elusive.”6

Creation scientists suggest that as long as iridescence is seen as originating through blind evolutionary “pressures,” evolutionists will never know its origin for sure. Because the amber was found within the Cretaceous period, “that means there’s no way to trace the evolution of these iridescent traits back further in time.”5 Translated, the evolutionists are admitting that insect iridescence shows up suddenly and fully formed in a very un-Darwinian manner.

Could it possibly be God who designed this sophisticated effect, showing the full shimmering vivid spectrum of colors purely for aesthetic value? He created all things in this world for His pleasure (Revelation 4:11, KJV), and we get to share in their beauty too.


See also Numbers 11:7 and Ezekiel 1:27 and 8:2.

Xing, L. et al. 2019. Juvenile snail with preserved soft tissue in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar suggests a cyclophoroidean (Gastropoda) ancestry. Cretaceous Research. 93: 114-119. See also Thomas, B. Published Reports of Original Soft Tissue Fossils. Posted on September 17, 2018.

Pickrell, J. Exclusive: Dinosaur-Era Bird Found Trapped in Amber. National Geographic. Posted on February 3, 2018.

Rare Baby Snake Fossil Found in Amber From Age of Dinosaurs. Geology In. Posted on July 25, 2018.

Eschner, K. These insects preserved in amber are still glowing 99 million years later. Popular Science. Posted on July 2, 2020.

White, T. E. 2018. Illuminating the Evolution of Iridescence. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 33 (6): 374-375.

Fossil Forensics: Separating Fact from Fantasy in Paleontology
(Reviewed by Karl Priest)

Fossil Forensics: Separating Fact from Fantasy in Paleontology

By Jerry Bergman, Philip Snow, Frank Sherwin, Fred Johnson, MaryAnn Stuart


Karl Priest's Oct 30, 2019

There is much interpretation in making fossils fit into the evolution “just so” story. Darwinists have to be willingly blind when they view the multitude of exquisitely detailed fossils. Some fossils, Darwinists claim to be the oldest, are quite complex.

Darwin believed the gaps in the fossil record would be filled in eventually. As Dr. Bergman documents, the Darwinists are still wishing and hoping to get those gaps filled. They have fantastic faith that they will find those fossils.

Dr. Bergman was an evolutionist in college, “However, science requires validation, not mere assertion, so I continued to read the literature, and soon realized that taking their word for the evidence shows naïve, to say the least.” (pg.2)

Dr. Bergman’s book documents “the fossils tell a very clear account of the history of life quite in contradiction to the story of Darwinism.” (pg. 3)

Each chapter is like a book and can be read in any order. There are three chapter groups: I “General Fossil Considerations,” II “The Invertebrates,” and III “The Vertebrates. Having a high degree of interest in insects (See, I went right to the third part (Chapter 7) of “The Invertebrates”—“Insects—Ancient and Modern.”

Insects “should be a major evidence for evolution. This is because fully 80 percent of all confirmed animal species—now estimated by many entomologists as close to 1.8 million—are insects…” But, “Insect evolution is rarely is discussed by Darwinists as evidence of macroevolution…” (pg. 135)

Darwinists simply do not know how insects came to be. “At least five major theories of the ancestry of insects exist…” (pg. 141)

Within those theories are individual mysteries such as insect flight. The most “ancient” fossil insects have fully developed wings.” (pg. 141)

Insect wings are well-designed and complex. Their origin is “one of the most controversial topics in paleoentomology” and “has resulted in enormous speculation about their origin.” (pg. 149)

“(E)volution does not rely on foresight…How could all the machinery of flight-wings, wing articulations, neural circuitry, powerful flight muscles—evolve incrementally?” (pg. 151) I think it was the late Dr. Duane Gish who asked, “What good is half a wing?”
“Another problem is that insect wings do not function independently, but must articulate appropriately with the body, and also must function as a unit, which requires coordination by a nervous system of great complexity. The energy required for flight is enormous…” (pg. 156)

Insect wing folding is “the most morphologically complex joint in the animal kingdom” and “a variety of folding systems exists, including longitudinal and transverse, all requiring unique muscle and nerve designs.” (pg. 156)

“Another major mystery that must be explained is the evolution of the insect eye.” (Pg. 157) Insect compound eyes have individual lenses often numbering into the thousands! Again, Darwinists are forced to see fossils of so-called “early” insects had eyes as complex as living insects.

Insect metamorphosis is many times more compelling evidence against evolution. Butterflies, alone, are enough to say “bye-bye” to evolution.

Even a fossil that can be remotely imagined as a transition is speculative and has to be written in scientific literature that is similar to Kipling’s “Just So Stories.” An example is a children’s book (The Evolution Book, Sara Stein, 1986) that states insects (originally probably resembling “the marine worms of today”) gradually "developed joints in their legs and rigged them into every sort of appendage a mad inventor could dream up.” (pg. 159) “That’s an example of how ingenious evolution is.” (pg. 160)

Insects certainly bug evolutionism, but the reader will find many more examples of why evolution is not supported by the fossil record in “Fossil Forensics-Separating Fact from Fantasy in Paleontology”.