Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Darwin Day Surprise Ten Years Ago: Soft Muscle Cells, Blood Vessels and Nerve Cells in “380-Million-Year” Old Fish from Down Under

Gogonasus andrewsae. Image courtesy of Nobu Tamura, Creative Commons (CC BY 2.5).

Joel Kontinen

Darwin Day (12 February) has in recent years evolved into a materialistic holy day.

Sometimes, however, pro-evolution publications might report discoveries that undermine the importance of that day.

National Geographic did it in 2007. It published an article on fossilized muscle and other soft tissues from two armoured fish that are assumed to be “380– 384 million years” old.

The muscle was so well preserved that its three-dimensional shape was intact.

The fish's remarkably well-preserved soft tissues include bundles of muscle cells, blood vessels, and nerve cells. They were found during recent electron microscope scans, the research team reported last week in the British journal Biology Letters.”

Evolutionists believe that one of the fishes, Gogonasus andrewsae, already had features that we share, at least to some extent.

They have since found an even older bony fish that they revere as our ancestor.

During the past few years, soft tissue has been found in a variety of animals thought to be many tens and even hundreds of years old.

The most logical explanation for this mystery is that the great dates assigned to most fossils are fictitious.


Markey, Sean. 2007. Fossil Meat Found in 380-Million-Year-Old Fish. National Geography news (12 February).