Skip to comments.Studying how snakes got legless
Posted on 02/08/2011 9:57:23 AM PST by Natufian
A 95-million-year-old fossil is helping scientists understand how snakes lost their legs through evolutionary time.
Found in Lebanon, the specimen is one of only three examples of an ancient snake with preserved leg bones.
One rear leg is clearly visible but researchers had to use a novel X-ray technique to examine another leg hidden inside the fossil rock.
Writing in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, the team says the snake records an early stage in limb loss.
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*Ponders how they learned to hiss without legs*
See: Genesis 3:14
Had to have happened prior to adam and eve being offered apple by snake.
It’s possible that the leg remnants belong to something the snake ate.
Or could be a mutant salamander.
Salamanders belong to an entirely different class - Amphibia. Snakes and lizards belong to the class Reptilia.
I'm sure that paleontologists are quite capable of distinguishing between the two.
Maybe that bone is just something the snake ate.
No, it happened in the immediate aftermath of the “treason of the garden”.
Of course this couldn’t be an extinct species. No sir, that wouldn’t fit in with the propaganda.
According to scientist Colin Patterson on page 7 & 8 of the following transcript of his speech to the American Museum of Natural History in 1981, snakes come from chickens.
Obviously, chickens became legless then evolved into reptiles. Now if we can only engineer them to grow nothing but wings, we’d have perfection.
“Snakes have been f***ing themselves long before Adam and Eve T.”
Happened immediately after
It is incredible that the Bible describes why snakes have no legs. My wife and I discussed this a bit.
I have an 8’ Yellow Anaconda. He has ‘spurs’ on either side near his tail. These are attached to small bones inside that one can say are vestigial remnants of legs. These spurs supposedly serve a function during reproduction.
There was a little dismay in my wife, that those vestigial bones could lend credence to the evolution arguement. So, just for giggles, we went to the Book.
There, is described that the ‘serpent’ tempted eve, we all know that story. But, then it says that God tells the serpent that because of this, “upon your belly you shall go”. Why would God tell the serpent that unless he was not upon his belly prior to his deception?
And then also, think of the incredible ‘fear’ the majority of people have for snakes - And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and your seed and her seed.
No evolution here.
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