Marine Reptile Locomotion Imaginings

Some folks make a big deal out of saying that marine reptiles such as plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs, thalattosuchians, and so on were not dinosaurs. It is a classification thing, we get that, but no need for being fastuous about it. Moving on.

Those water dinosaurs (I had to do that) — marine reptiles of dinosaur times cause consternation for secular paleontologists because a priori presuppositions of evolution are not supported by evidence (see "Paleontologists Dodging Important Ichthyosaur Questions" for one example). Their research on locomotion is...interesting.

Stuff and nonsense presented as science is frequently nothing more than storytelling. Such is the case with marine reptile evolution and locomotion in critters like ichthyosaurs.
Varieties of ichthyosaurs. WikiComm / Nobu Tamura, compiled by Levi Bernardo (CC BY 3.0)
Darwin's disciples want to know how they evolved and adapted. Creation scientists argue from their own presuppositions and say that they did not evolve, and the evidence is nonexistent. Michael Benton said that scientists "know" some things, but how? Were they there? Obviously not.

This is a historical view that attempts to apply science. When Benton says, " is hard to imagine how they evolved from terrestrial mammal ancestors, and yet that is what happened," he is speaking from faith and assumptions, not science. It makes more sense to believe that the Creator designed them to swim than to accept some evidence-free evolution story. Unfortunately, people uncritically accept nonsense that is offered in the name of science far too often because the secular science industry keeps getting away with this stuff and nonsense.
Locomotion in the human and animal world means the power to move from one place to another.

Recently, evolutionists have published research regarding the alleged evolution of marine reptile locomotory adaptations. Their findings include the statistical study of multiple measurements of 125 species of Mesozoic (allegedly 252-66 million years ago) marine reptiles. Furthermore, this research also includes their body size and proportions, and anatomical transformations in the supposed evolution of their swimming modes.
The rest is found at "'Prehistoric'' Reptile Designed to Swim."