rom time to time, newspapers and magazines report that a 200-million-year-old
mosquito fossil has been found, or a 30-million-year-old lizard fossil
discovered. Reading reports of that kind, one may well imagine that there
is something special or unique about these fossils and that their like
is seldom encountered. Yet that assumption is not correct.
The Earth is filled with millions-of-years-old fossils of present-day
living things. A very large part of these have been unearthed, and everywhere
that paleontologists excavate and study, still they find fossil specimens
of modern living things with all their flawless attributes. Kept in countries'
museums are millions-of-years-old spiders, ants, flies, spiders, scorpions,
crabs, frogs and many other creatures, extinct and otherwise. Even specimens
perfectly preserved in amber in all their detail are to be found in museums
in their thousands, or even hundreds of thousands. Yet their numbers
are seldom mentioned in books and newspapers, and scientific journals,
forums and discussions do not address them.
Why is this?
The reason is that every "living" fossil discovered is another
proof that demolishes evolution. Every single example of such a living
species is enough to destroy the theory to which Darwinists dedicate
their professional lives. For that reason, evolutionists attempt to keep
large numbers of these fossils hidden.
A 40-million-year-old fossil lizard in amber. Its head, front
leg bones and some tissues are preserved. All the features of
this lizard in the amber are identical to those of modern ones.
The Cambrian life forms hidden in the famous Smithsonian Institution
for 70 years—in other words, fossils of the oldest complex life
forms in the history of the planet—are a significant instance of
this. Charles Doolittle Walcott, a paleontologist and Secretary (1907-1927)
of the Smithsonian, began research in the fossil-bearing Burgess Shale
region in the Rocky Mountains, Canada. On 31 August, 1909, Walcott unearthed
one of the greatest finds in the history of paleontology: the first fossils
of creatures 530 million years old—which lived more than half a billion years
Walcott collected these fossils, and when looked at the phyla to which
they belonged, he was amazed, because the fossil stratum he had found
was so very ancient. No significant life forms had been encountered in
any older strata. But this one contained fossils of almost all of the
known phyla, as well as fossils belonging to unknown phyla, showing that
all the bodily structures in the animal kingdom had emerged all together,
in the same geological period.
This represented a lethal blow to Darwin's theory, because Darwin had
suggested that living things developed like the branches of a slowly
spreading tree. According to the evolutionary tree that Darwin dreamed
up, a single phylum should appear first, then different species, and
then, different phyla over a very long period of time. Yet Walcott was
looking at clear evidence that all of the phyla existing in the present
day, and even more, had emerged suddenly and at the same time, around
530 million years ago. This discovery completely did away with the imaginary "evolutionary
tree" that presumed that phyla began with one species that branched
off over long periods of time. Right at the beginning of the history
of life, complex features were displayed with ever-more complex fossil
specimens representing a total of 50 distinct phyla, and numerous species.
These approximately 530-million-year-old fossils entirely eliminated
the false reasoning of gradual evolution. Yet they were brought out from
where they had been stored and presented to the world only after 70 years
had gone by. Walcott had decided to conceal the fossils he had obtained
rather than making them available up to his fellow scientists.
As the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Walcott was a dyed-in-the-wool
Darwinist. According to the theory of evolution, fossils with relatively
simple structures were to be expected in rocks of such great age. Yet
in terms of complexity, the fossils he discovered were no different from
our present-day creatures, such as crabs, starfish and worms. For Darwinists,
the alarming aspect of this was that no fossil specimen that might be
proposed as the ancestor of these creatures was to be found, either in
Burgess Shale or in older rocks.
The fossil record represents one of the most important pieces
of evidence to refute Darwinism, but is generally ignored by
Darwinists. Fossils from the Cambrian period, belonging to the
first complex living things in history ,were secretly hidden
away for 70 years, and are important examples of this deceptive
method. A similar method is usually employed with living fossils,
and any evidence that invalidates evolution is concealed. However,
these efforts are all in vain, and science has demolished evolution
with the most perfect fossil specimens.
Faced with these dilemmas, Walcott was all too aware that the fossils
he had obtained would constitute a major stumbling block for the
theory of evolution. Instead of announcing them, he sent them to the
Smithsonian, together with a few photographs he had taken and a set of
notes. There the fossils were locked away in drawers and forgotten for
70 years. The Burgess Shale fossils were brought to light only in 1985,
when the museum archives were re-examined. The Israeli scientist Gerald
Had Walcott wanted, he could have hired a phalanx of graduate students
to work on the fossils. But he chose not to rock the boat of evolution.
Today fossil representatives of the Cambrian era have been found in China,
Africa, the British Isles, Sweden, Greenland. The [Cambrian] explosion
was worldwide. But before it became proper to discuss the extraordinary
nature of the explosion, the data were simply not reported.40
These fossils represent one of the greatest difficulties for the evolutionists,
making it a certainty that their theory is invalid. They are proofs
of creation that evolutionists are completely unable to explain.
Historically, the proponents of evolution have committed countless examples
of fraud, in which an ape jaw was added to a human cranium, reconstructions
were produced from a single fossil pig's tooth showing the imaginary
social lives of ape-men, or feathers were added to dinosaur fossils.
(For detailed information, see Harun Yahya's Darwinism Refuted, Goodword
Books, 2003 and The Evolution Deceit, Ta-Ha Publishers, 1999).
The adherents of this theory seek to keep it alive not with scientific
evidence but ideologically. They didn't hesitate to produce fake "intermediate" fossils
to support their claims, but have felt compelled to conceal fossils hundreds
of millions of years old that would consign their theory to the dustbin.
Their illogicality gradually began to be realized, and since the Earth's
strata were full of such fossil specimens, some of them were slowly,
reluctantly displayed. Yet this deception still persists today, and some
fossil specimens are still kept quietly concealed in museums. If all
these specimens kept out of public view were made available, the obvious
facts would be realized. Most scientists, however, lack the courage to
make such a move that would completely do away with the theory of evolution.
This book presents a small selection of living fossils and their counterparts
millions of years old. Our aim in doing so is to show that no evolutionary
process ever took place on Earth, to prove that millions of years ago,
living organisms were equipped with the same immaculate features they
possess now, and to reveal that evolution is a false theory that has
sought to keep itself alive by concealing the truth and misleading people.
Any theory that hides the scientific evidence, that seeks to assume an
authoritative guise through fraud and deception, has openly disproved
Evolutionists are well aware that all the scientific evidence shows that
their "process" is nothing but a myth. Living fossils are the
work of God, the Creator and Lord of all things, Who first created them
millions of years ago and has maintained them in all their perfect forms
right down to the present day. Ever since Darwin's time, his followers
have been terrified of this evident fact being revealed for all to see.
At last, however, this manifest and indisputable truth is out in the
open, and all their efforts to conceal it have been in vain. Superstition
has vanished in the face of the facts; and God, Lord of the worlds, has
once again revealed His greatness and might in the most ideal form:
We did not create heaven and Earth and everything in between them as
a game. If We had desired to have some amusement, We would have derived it
from Our Presence, but We did not do that. Rather We hurl the truth against
falsehood and it cuts right through it and it vanishes clean away! Woe without
end for you for what you portray! (Qur'an, 21:16-18)