Amphioxus Is Green, Like Coral
Evolutionists may want to combine their song “It’s a long way from Amphioxus” (02/23/2006) with “It isn’t easy being green.” Green fluorescent protein (GFP) has been found in the lungfish Amphioxus, according to a press release from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Why is this not easy? Because it’s a long way: “The researchers say amphioxus’ GFPs are very similar to those of corals, an interesting fact since the two animal groups are separated by hundreds of millions of years of evolution.” Now they are trying to find a function for GFP in the slender, slippery lancelets that allowed them to hold onto an ancient evolutionary innovation for so long.
If you are laughing out loud, good. It shows you are not completely hypnotized by evolutionary mists and vapors. How did you like that euphemism they tossed out, as if we weren’t paying attention? “Interesting fact,” they called it. Try “devastating falsification.”
GFP may well have a function in lancelets, but that has nothing to do with helping Charlie weave his fable that they got it from corals. Finding GFP in lancelets is like finding human genes in a shark – it’s not at all what Charlie would have expected. Wait a minute – they found that, too (12/26/2006).