The Song Remains the Same; Fossil X Remains Unchanged

Posted by Chris Parker
Jun 16 2010

Science had discovered that a certain type of wasp -the fig wasp-which was discovered in amber considered to be millions of years old, are virtually identical to those same wasps living today.

In yesterday’s Post, science was surprised that mammal hair had remained unchanged (unevolved) for “over 100 million years”.

In “Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave, When at First We Practice to Deceive”–science was surprised that “165 miilion year old spiders were unchanged (unevolved).

In March 2009, our post was about the discovery of a “95 million year old” octopi in which yes, science was surprised it hadn’t changed (evolved).

In “Scientists Find Lamprey A ‘Living Fossil’: 360 Million-year-old Fish Hasn’t Evolved Much”, –read that to mean that they hadn’t changed at all (evolved) and that yes, science was surprised.

“The Coelacanth allegedly dates back 400 million years. Other organisms unchanged after supposedly millions of years of evolution include:

Alligators and Crocodiles – The crocodile family is thought to have lived 230 million years ago and remains virtually unchanged since that time. Army Ants supposedly date back 100 million years to the time of the dinosaur.

The cockroach dates back 350 million years according to evolutionists. The Crinoid or Sea Lilly has been found in sedminents dating back 150 million years and yet the modern living variety is virtually identical.

The dragonfly dates back 230 million years, according to evolution and geology but is unchanged in almost every detail. The horseshoe crab – Believed to have lived 300 million years ago, but remain almost identical today. The nautilus – believed to have lived 500 million years ago, but remains almost completely unchanged”…New World Creation

A trend seems to be developing….s8intcom

Ancient Fossils Show Fig Wasps Remain Unchanged

Research found that the wasp fossils contained similarities to modern wasps A study of three ancient fossils found on the Isle of Wight in the 1920s has revealed that evolution has not altered the fig wasp in 34 million years.

The specimens, housed at London’s Natural History Museum, were previously thought to be of ants but a new examination confirmed their origins.

Dr Steve Compton, of the University of Leeds, said the fig wasp fossils were “fascinating” because of their age.

He also highlighted their similarity to the modern species.

‘Complex relationship’

Dr Compton, who led the study, explained: “This means that the complex relationship that exists today between the fig wasps and their host trees developed more than 34 million years ago and has remained unchanged since then.”

Fig wasps attach themselves to an individual tree and spread its pollen Fig wasps attach themselves to an individual tree and spread its pollen.

Each tree is exclusively pollinated by just one or two species of wasp.

Modern fig wasps carry the pollen they collect in special pockets beneath their bodies.

Dr Compton’s team was able to identify pollen pockets on the wasp fossils, and even grains of fig pollen within them.

Article Source-BBC News

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