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Four Legged Snake Fossil Found!

The next “argument” for evolution!

https://answersingenesis.org/reptiles/four-legged-snake-fossil-found/?utm_source=facebook-aig&utm_medium=social&utm_content=fourleggedsnakefossilfound-28257&utm_campaign=20150813

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Brian Mason

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9 responses to “Four Legged Snake Fossil Found!

  1. Dick ⋅

    As displayed in your own (this) blog, I clearly wrote:

    “Some snakes have some hip- and leg-like bones, though only inside the body.” – So is this like whales have leg bones?

    However I also wrote: “Did whales have legs thousands of years ago, and what did they use the for?”. This was in reply to the quote “I believe snakes may have had legs thousands of years ago (not millions of years ago),” which came from answersingenesis.org
    https://answersingenesis.org/reptiles/snake-version-lucy/

    But that wasn’t your comment and not really my question to you.

    My real question to you was in response to your August 15, 2015 at 10:32 pm post which said “Some snakes have some hip- and leg-like bones, though only inside the body.” and I asked “So is this like whales have leg bones?”

    Sorry for the confusion. I should have been more clear.

    Dick

  2. You clearly wrote “Did whales have legs thousands of years ago, and what did they use the for?”

  3. Dick ⋅

    I think you misunderstood my question. I didn’t mean whale fossils or whale ancestors, I meant living whales.

  4. I believe the original article poses an answer to your comment about the snakes. Here is two articles that should clear up the whales having legs question”

    https://answersingenesis.org/fossils/transitional-fossils/another-whale-of-a-tale-creationists-without-a-whimper/

    https://answersingenesis.org/aquatic-animals/fossil-evidence-of-whale-evolution/

    God Bless

  5. Dick ⋅

    I really don’t understand ”Lizards and snakes have enough similarities to be classified in the same group of reptiles—the squamates. In fact, the evolutionary authors themselves think that snakes are really a specialized form of lizard. (We believe this is an oversimplification, for despite their many similarities lizards and snakes have a number of distinctive differences.”

    So are snakes lizards or not?

    “Some snakes have some hip- and leg-like bones, though only inside the body.” – So is this like whales have leg bones?

    “I believe snakes may have had legs thousands of years ago (not millions of years ago),” – Did whales have legs thousands of years ago, and what did they use the for?

  6. Well I guess that it proves evolution by showing macro evolution! Hold on….this actually works with Biblical creation! Here is an excerpt from the attached article….”Lizards and snakes have enough similarities to be classified in the same group of reptiles—the squamates. In fact, the evolutionary authors themselves think that snakes are really a specialized form of lizard. (We believe this is an oversimplification, for despite their many similarities lizards and snakes have a number of distinctive differences.6) There are also legless varieties of non-snake lizards. Some snakes have some hip- and leg-like bones, though only inside the body. Many experts—even creation scientists—believe it is quite possible snakes once had legs. For instance, Rick Teepen—who presents the “Snakes Alive” presentation at the Creation Museum—explains, “I believe snakes may have had legs thousands of years ago (not millions of years ago),”7 and his conviction rests not just on the fact that some snakes have leg-like bones internally but on God’s Word. Indeed, God’s eyewitness account of His curse upon the serpent after Satan used its body to deceive Eve, recorded in Genesis 3:14, includes some sort of change in serpent characteristics. God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field; on your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.” This could indicate—if the “Genesis 3 serpent” was a snake—that snakes had legs before that time. https://answersingenesis.org/reptiles/snake-version-lucy/

  7. Dick ⋅

    gee, me article says “Many features of Tetrapodophis point to its snakiness. Among squamates, the group of reptiles that also includes lizards, only snakes have more than 150 spinal vertebrae, the researchers note. The creature’s teeth are pointy and slightly curved. Also, the fossil includes some scales that stretch across the full width of the belly, a trait known only in snakes. The dramatically reduced size of the creature’s limbs, as well as a cylindrical rather than a flattened tail, suggest that snakes evolved from terrestrial animals that burrowed, not from marine creatures as some researchers have proposed, Longrich says.

    Dave Martill/University of Portsmouth

    Tetrapodophis (rear limbs shown), had delicate but functional limbs that may have been used for grasping prey or used during mating.

    “This is the single most extraordinary fossil that I’ve ever seen,” says Bhart-Anjan Bhullar, a vertebrate paleontologist at Yale University who was not involved with the work. And Tetrapodophis is definitely a snake, he notes: “No other reptile has the combination of features that this creature has.”

  8. All except this is not a “Crockaduck” In the article it reads : ” First of all, loss of a function (like walking) or an anatomical feature (like legs) is not evidence of evolution.19 In fact, loss of information due to mutations and other genetic events happens often in this cursed world. Lizards and snakes share many features, but you can’t just subtract legs from a lizard and get a snake. Snakes differ from lizards in far more than their lack of legs. These differences cannot be accounted for through loss of information in the snake-ward direction. (You can read about the unique anatomical features that distinguish snakes20 from other kinds of animals in “An Initial Estimate toward Identifying and Numbering Extant Tuatara, Amphisbaena, and Snake Kinds.”)

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