From “Turning an Unevolved Horseshoe Crab Into a Darwin Showpiece” (Creation-Evolution Headlines, January 26, 2012), we learn,
Horseshoe crabs are survivors by anyone’s measure; they have carried on their lives virtually unchanged, according to the standard evolutionary timeline, for 450 million years. This not only points to incredible stasis against alleged forces of evolution; it also means they have survived at least three global extinctions that evolutionary biologists and geologists say wiped out most other species.
So how do tenure bores Darwinize them?
Richard Fortey does his best to explain why an unevolved creature is really evidence for evolution:
Evolution not only brings about ‘improvements’ in body shapes and design that help a species adapt better to its surroundings. It also allows some species to remain basically the same.
(Then it’s not evolution. Evolution doesn’t mean: Nothing happens.)
“These creatures tell us that evolution does not move inevitably forwards towards new morphology and new designs,” comments Fortey.
(In other words. Evolution just doesn’t happen sometimes.)
Pity Fortey couldn’t have just said that.