Sunday, 11 April 2010

”95 million year” old wasp looks just like modern wasps

A mosquito and a fly trapped in amber. Image courtesy of Mila Zinkova, Wikipedia. These insects are assumed to be 40-60 million years old. Recently, researchers found insects in Ethiopia that are even older.

Joel Kontinen

If evolutionists believe that an ape has changed slightly in half a million years, they will spread huge headlines across the front pages of newspapers all over the world, but when an animal has remained unchanged for almost 100 million years they prefer to be silent.

A research team from the university of Göttingen led by Alexander Schmidt found insects trapped in tree resin in Ethiopia. They assume that the insects are 95 million years old. However, the wasps and other ”prehistoric insects” look just like the ones we see in our time.

One might think that it would be easy to detect evolution in insects that after all have very short generation spans. A wasp nonetheless still remains practically unchanged from the days that according to the Darwinian view the dinosaurs ruled the earth and our assumed forefathers were tiny four-footed mammals. The new discovery should give Darwinists some necessary food for thought.

The list of living fossils seems to be growing almost every month.

The researchers published their discoveries in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last week.

The insect discovery gives excellent support to the Genesis after its kind model but it makes the Darwinian model less credible.


Owen, James. 2010. Parasite Wasp in Amber. National Geographic News. (5 April)