Evolution and the Rescuing Device of Stasis

In "Dishonest Darwinists Dodge Living Fossils," the concept of stasis was mentioned. To oversimplify,  living fossils are organisms that remain essentially unchanged from fossils to their living counterparts. Some fossils have millions of years assigned to them. Organisms did not evolve because they did not need to: stasis.

Darwin's disciples glom onto the stasis rescuing device because living fossils are a serious impediment for evolution. Living fossils also indicate that the earth is not as ancient as evolution requires.

It is well known that living fossils are a problem for evolution. A rescuing device they use is to call it stasis. Claiming it for Gars is one example.
Spotted Gar, Wikimedia Commons, USFWS / Brian Montague (public domain, usage does not imply endorsement)
Know why gars live in mostly freshwater or brackish environments? Because if they lived in the oceans, they'd be sea-gars!

Not funny, Cowboy Bob.

Gars have been described as cigar-shaped, and some can grow rather large. Evolutionists say that their slow rate of evolution affects their low rate of speciation. Also, DNA repair mechanisms could be a factor — and might be studied for human applications (biomimetics). This rescuing device within a rescuing device is interesting, but it fails to explain all those other living fossils that troubled the Bearded Buddha.

In March of 2024, evolutionists reported “...the first instance where science is showing that a lineage [an “ancient” clade of gars and sturgeons], through an intrinsic aspect of its biology, fits the criteria of living fossils.” . . .

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Evolution is supposedly pliable, able to go forward (fast or slow), backwards, or, in this case, stand still in what Brownstein et al. calls “evolutionary stasis.” But evolution means change, which renders the phrase meaningless.

To read it all, see "Stasis and More Stasis in Living Fossils."