Fully Gecko 40 Million Years Earlier?
Amber, or fossilized tree sap, usually contains remnants of insect parts. One piece, mined in the jungles of Myanmar, contained the foot of a gecko – alleged to be 100 million years old. That’s 40 million years older than the previously claimed oldest gecko fossil. This critter may have skittered under the feet of dinosaurs. Maybe it even hitched a ride by walking on the underside of a Diplodocus.
Examination of the foot pads shows the same lamellae that give modern geckos their ability to walk across ceilings. To Science Daily, this could only mean one thing: “that geckos were definitely in Asia by 100 million years ago, and had already evolved their bizarre foot structure at that time.”
The discoverers from Oregon State and the London Natural History Museum estimate the juvenile specimen could have grown to about a foot long as an adult, comparable to living species.
Speaking of the Spiderman abilities of the gecko, the article stated that “Research programs around the world have tried to mimic this bizarre adhesive capability, with limited success.” How did this inimitable ability arise? “It’s not known exactly how old this group of animals is, and when they evolved their adhesive toe pads.”
But does this fossil really provide evidence that evolution produced a gecko, with its innovative adhesive feet? Certainly not directly. The specimen was 100% gecko – and it appeared 40 million years earlier than evolutionists thought, according to their own timeline. It’s not clear, therefore, how or why this fossil is “shedding additional light on the evolution and history of these ancient lizards that scampered among the feet of giant dinosaurs then and still are common in tropical or sub-tropical regions all over the world.”
If you are tired of the evolutionists’ tiptoe dance around falsification with the falsetto jingle that the latest discovery is “shedding more light on evolution,” then let’s all shout in basso profundo, “Let there be light!” The light is shining, but it is shining everywhere except on evolution.
Fossil after fossil has proven older and less evolved than any honest evolutionist would have predicted. Nowhere do we find them evolving into something else. All their equipment is there from the start. At first appearance, this gecko was all gecko, just like the first bat was all bat (02/16/2008), the first frog was all frog (05/28/2008), the first bombardier beetle was already armed and dangerous (09/23/2007), the first horseshoe crab was all horseshoe crab (01/28/2008), the first platypus was all platypus (11/27/2007), the first penguin was all penguin (06/26/2007), the first jellyfish was all jellyfish (11/02/2007, the first crustacean was all crustacean (10/04/2007), and the first comb jelly was all comb jelly (04/03/2007), and on and on anon etc. and so forth. In each case, the evolutionary paleontologist declares that the fossil is “shedding light on evolution.”
Let’s follow the light, then. If trends keep up, every kind of animal will trace its ancestry to the Cambrian or before. They will all be seen to burst onto the scene, fully formed, without ancestors. The light shed on evolution will show it to have been essentially instantaneous. In the asymptotic limit, evolution under the lights will be seen clearly. It will come into sharp focus. It will read: CREATION.