Calamari on the Prehistoric Menu
“And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.”
The word prehistoric refers to a period of time before there were people on the Earth. Evolutionists assume that to have been for millions of years, so their accounts of the majority of fossils would refer to them as prehistoric. As Bible believers, we know that God made everything in the Creation Week, so there was no prehistoric time.
So the recent discovery of a baby ichthyosaurus in Britain would be described as prehistoric by evolutionists, but not by us. This baby ichthyosaurus was found associated with fossilized hooks, which would appear to be from the tentacles of a squid. Therefore, this ichthyosaurus’s last meal was calamari!
It is not unusual to find fossils in situ with the remains of their last meal. However, this would seem to be a problem for evolutionists. They are usually obliged to think that a fossil has formed quite slowly. Time is involved, as the body of the creature gets covered by sediment.
Yet, a creature fossilized with its food is likely to have been fossilized very fast, so that the food did not get the chance to rot away before the fossil was formed. This is true of this baby ichthyosaurus. It is also true of the famous fossil in London’s Natural History Museum showing one ichthyosaurus giving birth to another. The most likely explanation for the formation of these fossils is the sudden and catastrophic burial of these creatures by mud and silt in the early stages of the worldwide Flood.
Thank You, Lord, that You gave us the explanations we need to guide our scientific discoveries. Thank You for the wonderful marvel of the goodness of Your creation. Amen.
Author: Paul F. Taylor
Ref: Prehistoric squid was last meal of newborn ichthyosaur 200 million years ago, , accessed 10/3/2017. Image: Nobu Tamura, Creation Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported.