The Coelacanth Continues to Frustrate Evolutionists

Long ago, the coelacanth was considered extinct. Its fossils got believers in fish-to-fire marshal evolution all excited because it had nubbin fins that they thought resembled feet. Yee haw boy howdy, this bad boy was a transitional form. It was evolving for land life as required by the Darwinian narrative!

The geologic column has numerous problems including fossils in the wrong order and so-called ghost lineages (where certain fossils appear, disappear for a few million Darwin years, and then reappear). That stuff gets left out of the millions of years with transitions narrative. The coelacanth was not willing to be a part of it.

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Evolutionists made their pronouncements about the fossils according to their presuppositions. Then the coelacanth decided to stop playing hide and seek. One was found, but not in good enough condition for detailed study. Eventually, more were found, and were pretty much identical to their fossilized cousins. Those nubbins thought to help them walk? Nope. Observation trumps theory: They were part of their deep-sea dweller construction. The coelacanth is a living fossil that was created for its lifestyle, and evolutionists fail at trying to make Darwin smile.

Darwin's Flying Monkeys™ on teh interweb hate these facts, and I have encountered some that actually lie about the fossils and the living counterparts. So, if evolution is such a proven fact, why the need to promote it with bad science, fraud, and defend it with lies?
For close to a century, evolutionists taught that certain traits of coelacanths (figs. 1 and 2), then known only as fossils (fig. 3), meant they were the precursors of four-limbed animals (tetrapods) that walked on land. For example, coelacanths had lobed fins (fig. 4) instead of rayed fins (fig. 5), a trait shared only with lungfish. The lobed fins had a round fleshy base, resembling short stubby legs, with other smaller fins seemingly taking the place of feet.

Louis Agassiz first described the coelacanth group in 1839, and paleontologists have found dozens of fossil coelacanth species since then. But none have ever been found in rocks deemed younger than the Cretaceous, which supposedly ended 66 million years ago (mya). So, they were firmly regarded as extinct.

To read the rest of this very interesting article, visit "Coelacanth: The transitional fossil that wasn’t." Yippie ky yay, secularists!