Ammonite in Burmese Amber Baffles Scientists

Amber is fascinating for scientists, since it is such a preservative of old life forms. In fact, it also works against deep-time proponents. (One example of this is the preservation of amino acids.) Today we shall consider the preservation of an ammonite in a chunk of Burmese amber.

Ammonites were extinct cephalopods with shells, so they have no relation to the wicked descendants of Ben-Ammi mentioned in the Bible. But you probably knew those details. Since amber is hardened tree resin, how did a deceased marine creature end up there?

Creatures encased in amber have caused problems for deep-time beliefs. A sea creature encased in amber from a land tree has made things worse for them.
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Ammonites varied in size, so they were not too large to become encased in a small chunk of amber. Its placement is the greater puzzle. Secular scientists have tried various rescuing devices, but they don't hold water. Plugging the data into a biblical creation science Genesis Flood model provides a far better explanation.
Discovered in Myanmar, the lump of amber, allegedly “99 million years old”, rather unexpectedly contained an ammonite, an extinct shelled marine mollusc. “The find was a big surprise,” said Professor Bo Wang from Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology, “We never imagined we would find an ammonite in amber. This is the first record of an ammonite in amber, and also the first marine macrofossil in amber.”

You can read the entire article at "Ammonite in amber — A sea creature found trapped in resin from a land tree". Also, the very short video below points out yet another amber-encased problem for Darwinists. A similar article from a couple of years ago has some additional thoughts.

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