Sunday, 20 February 2011

”600-Million-Year” Old Seaweed Looks Just Like Modern Seaweed

Nowadays seaweed can look like this. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

Researchers have found ”600- million- year” old fossilised seaweed in China. Some of it resembles seaweed that still grows today. The fossils move the appearance of multicellular life 27 million years back in time.

Almost every month researchers find old fossils that have successfully resisted Darwinian evolution for tens or even hundreds of millions of years.

In spite of this, in popular texts evolution is often defined as change.


Carpenter, Jennifer. 2011. ScienceShot: Ancient 'Seaweed' Rewrites History. Science NOW (16 February).