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Amber—a moment in time 100 mya

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Amber, showing most large inclusions/NIGPAS

Life forms trapped in amber—hardened resin from conifers—can show remarkable examples of stasis: No real change from one ten-million-year span to the next one. Sometimes a number of different types of life forms get trapped:

The ammonite, a kind of sea animal, was trapped in 99-million-year-old amber from northern Myanmar. The amber is 33 mm long, 9.5 mm wide, 29 mm high and weighs 6.08 g. Besides the ammonite, the amber also encases a diverse assemblage of organisms that today live on land or in the sea, including at least 40 individual animals.

Of the terrestrial fauna found in the amber, mites are the most abundant. Also present are spiders, millipedes, cockroaches, beetles, flies and wasps, most of which would have lived on the forest floor.

Of the marine fauna, in addition to the ammonite itself, sea snails and sea slaters are present. The slaters are like those living on the seashore today. “Coastal organisms trapped in 99-million-year-old amber” at Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters

Researchers were at first puzzled by the presence of marine as well as terrestrial animals. It seems that trees growing near a seashore provided the resin that formed the amber.

Note that “The slaters are like those living on the seashore today.” In a world that—we are told—features unceasing change, we find so many examples of stasis, no change. For example, Millipedes Found In 100 Mya Amber Comprise 13 Of 16 Known Groups and Spider in amber is 49 million-year-old member of living genus

See also: Beetle trapped in amber 99 mya offers window into prehistoric ecology So, in another instance of “earlier than thought,” pollination seems to have preceded flowering plants.

Stasis: Dinosaur-era baby snake looks just like modern ones

“Live action” captured in a spider’s web from 100 million years ago

How did 20-30 myo salamander in amber get IN there?

and

Stasis: Life goes on but evolution does not happen

Sea slater:

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7 Replies to “Amber—a moment in time 100 mya

  1. 1
    PaV says:

    News:

    Note that “The slaters are like those living on the seashore today.” In a world that—we are told—features unceasing change, we find so many examples of stasis, no change. For example, Millipedes Found In 100 Mya Amber Comprise 13 Of 16 Known Groups and Spider in amber is 49 million-year-old member of living genus

    Well, since we know that changing environments is what causes species to change, we can infer that in the last 100 My, the environment in Myanmar hasn’t changed. It’s as simple as that. Please don’t tell me anything about ‘Climate Change’!

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    martin_r says:

    PaV @ 1

    i never understood how evolution works. I was told, that DNA copying errors made all those millions of species…

    Now, are you evolutionists saying, that there were no DNA copying errors for 100 millions of years ? Suddenly, no copying errors?

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    ScuzzaMan says:

    Well, you can have your hundreds of millions of years (maybe), or you can have your Darwinism (even less likely) but one things is certain; you cannot have both.
    If the current genetic degradation had been occurring for 100 million years these amber-trapped specimens would have no living descendants long before now, the entire family having long since collapsed into extinction.
    So the primary Darwinian axiom – that everything we see today can be explained by every process we see today – is disproved, joining the growing mountain of failed Darwinian propositions.
    On the bright side, Darwinism can now claim to be a scientific failed theory, in that it is demonstrably falsifiable …

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    Pearlman says:

    25M – 255M YA Calibrates to 1656 anno mundi Mabul impacts year aka global flood by Noach, per the Moshe Emes for Torah and science alignment, so about 4123 years old, based on this being 5779.

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    Axel says:

    It gets more and more side-splittingly comical, doesn’t it ? There seems to be no end to the unacknowledged humiliation, does there ?

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    tjguy says:

    Every new falsification just results in amazement, and then new rescue devices to keep the theory afloat.
    Early complexity and then stasis – That’s the norm????
    Stasis for 100 million years? Seriously?
    Just goes to show that even scientists believe many impossible things.

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    Trumper says:

    Forget about being stuck in amber , or buried in sediment – why is it that the Sturgeon has not evolved in over 200 million years? I know there are some sites out there that claim that the sturgeon has shown massive evolutionary steps – (none however that really show evolution though). So why is it that a fish like this (and others) show stasis of any evolutionary body plans when (according to neoDarwins ) we have land creatures morphing into whales and whales into what ever. Just seems so strange that this natural selection thingy must skip around a bit…naturally of course.

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