Friday, 22 July 2011

The Turtle Has Resisted Evolution for “230 Million Years”

Turtles have resisted change for assumed aeons. Image courtesy of Mila Zinkova, Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

The turtle causes problems for Darwinian evolution. It appears in the fossil record 230 million years ago and has hardly changed since then. Moreover, according to a recent Nature news article, ”molecules and fossils don't always agree, and this has created a lot of confusion for the turtle.”

In other words, evolutionists don’t know what the turtle evolved from.

Research published in Biology Letters this week attempts to find a place for the turtle among its assumed Darwinian relatives.

However, it does not address the biggest dilemma of all: why have turtles remained turtles for so long? After all, evolution assumes that tiny four-footed mammals eventually evolved into humans in the same time.

All living fossils, such as the horseshoe crab, share this same problem.


McIvor, Chloe. 2011. Turtles emerge from their evolutionary shell. Nature news (19 July).