Saturday, 22 October 2011
New Difficulty for Darwinian Evolution: The Earliest Whale Is Almost as Old as Its Assumed Land-Loving Ancestor
Pakicetus inachus. Image courtesy of Arthur Weasley, Wikipedia.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to believe in the Darwinian story of how whales became marine animals.
Recently, a team of Argentinean and Swedish researchers found a whale jawbone in Antarctica. The bone is assumed to be 49 million years old.
In the early 1980s, evolutionists announced the discovery of Pakicetus, the grandmother of all marine whales, with great fanfare. They believe that it lived ”52 million years” ago.
Later, after they found more bones, they had to acknowledge that Pakicetus was a land animal. Now evolution is left with too little time to change a land animal into a marine creature.
Warren, Michael. 2011. Ancient whale jawbone found in Antarctica. Science on msnbc.com (11 October).