Natures Wonders- living fossils (Introduction)

by dhw, Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 12:13 (6 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID: The living fossil the frilled shark has again been found off Portugal. It has been around for 80 million years. Like the coelacanth it creates the issue of why certain species survive forever without changing.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&...

QUOTE: "The frilled fish has a remarkably simple anatomy, probably because of a lack of nutrients in its aquatic environment. But there’s no definitive answer about why it outlived its Cretaceous contemporaries."

DAVID’s comment: And that is exactly the point. Why do certain species survive forever. Is it accidental or a perfect adaptation to its environment? Or part of God's plan?

Wonderful discovery, which even got our national newspapers excited. But I’m not sure what is “exactly the point” you are making. It’s puzzling to hear that you think it might be part of God’s plan to create the brain of Homo sapiens. Or if that was not God’s plan, what plan are you referring to?


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