Sunday, 20 July 2014

Ancient Fossils, Modern Brains, No Evolution

Laggania cambria is an anomalocaridid related to the ones recently found in China. Image courtesy of H. Zell, Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

Contrary to what evolutionists might claim, there is nothing completely new under the sun. Evolution should be about change, but the more we get to know about ancient creatures, the more obvious it becomes that stasis (i.e. lack of change) is surprisingly common.

According to Nature news, “Marine predators from the Cambrian era had brains wired like some in living inverterbrates.”

The article went on to say:

Three stunningly well-preserved fossils found in China now show that the anomalocaridid brain was wired much like that of modern creatures called velvet worms, or onychophorans.”

In other words, there was hardy any brain evolution.

The new fossils, described today in Nature, suggest that the … neural architecture found in onychophorans … has changed little over more than half a billion years of evolution.”

Living fossils are or at least should be an embarrassment to Darwinian evolution.


Callaway, Ewen. 2014. Ancient fossils sport modern brains. Nature news (16 July).