Saturday, 27 January 2018

Bizarre Walking Fish Aren’t Transitional Forms – They Remind Us of the Diversity in Created Kinds

Handfish come in many colours: Image courtesy of Barry Bruce, CSIRO, Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0).

Joel Kontinen

Evolutionists would propose that once upon a time fish left their watery home and walked on dry land.

There is no fossil or other evidence for this. We know, however, that some fish walk on the seafloor – not with legs, as they haven’t got them – but with their fins.

This does not make them into transitional forms.

Recently, Australian divers found a new population of red handfish (Thymichthys politus) off the coast of Tasmania.

Scientists have known of these rare bizarre fish since the 19th century. Red handfish sport finger-like fins with which they move about on the seabed.

They are testimony of the diversity seen in created kinds.


Geggel, Laura. 2018. Rare, Mohawk-Wearing Fish Discovered 'Walking' on Seafloor. Live Science (25 January).