Sunday, 31 December 2017

Ticks Are “Masters of Survival” – And Defy Darwinian Expectations

This tick found in the Dominican Republic was trapped in amber. Image courtesy of George Poinar, Jr., Oregon State University, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Joel Kontinen

A paper published in Nature Communications features a tick found sucking the blood of an ancient bird-like creature that evolutionists think was a dinosaur. It was found in the famous amber deposit in Myanmar (Burma) “thought to be 99 million years old.”

There is something fishy about this age. An article in Science admits that the samples “were originally purchased from amber dealers by private collectors, who later donated the samples to museums.”

The second problem has to do with the way evolutionists are willing to turn a bird into a dinosaur, as long as it fits in with their ideology. Thus, if the assumed age might cause a problem for their thinking, it is explained away as a dinosaur.

Fossils trapped in amber tend to be problematic for Darwinians, as – regardless of their assumed age – they almost always show a profound lack of change.

Practically all insects trapped in amber look the same as today’s animals. Creatures like ticks, beetles, spiders, wasps or ants defy Darwinian expectations by their stasis or lack of evolution.


Vogel, Gretchen. 2017. 99-million-year-old ticks sucked the blood of dinosaurs. Science (12 December).