Posted by: Rob Lester | February 22, 2012

Did sea scorpions invent scuba gear?

National Geographic reported on strange tracks which were found in rock samples from a flagstone quarry in Wisconsin. These tracks were from multi-legged marine creatures which appeared to be dragging something along the left side of their bodies. “Based on the footprint patterns, researchers suggest the tracks were made by sea scorpions, critters that resembled ‘a cross between a scorpion and a horseshoe crab,’ said lead study author James Whitey Hagadorn of Amherst College.” Sea scorpions breathe through gills located in their tails. As for the drag marks, researchers came up with a wild theory. They suggest that sea scorpions MAY have stuffed their tails into the shells of sea snails or similar creatures to enable them to breathe during brief forays on land. Hagadorn said, “Instead of an aqualung, like you have with human divers, you have the reverse: an aerolung.” Of course, evolutionists already believe that sea scorpions were among the first marine creatures to evolve into land-dwellers, so this fits their preconceptions like a glove. It may also have colored their assumption of what creatures made these tracks. Researchers admitted that “The tracks look like those made by modern-day hermit crabs.” So, why the need for such a fanciful explanation? Why can’t they simply be hermit crab tracks? Doesn’t common sense teach that the simplest explanation is the most likely? The “reason” is given in the article: “The marks date back to some 300 million years before those crustaceans existed.” AHA! So because the physical evidence doesn’t match the accepted evolutionary dogma, this fairy tale is concocted so the precious theory is not harmed. So, the tracks look like modern hermit crabs but can’t possibly be, because “all real scientists” KNOW that hermit crabs hadn’t evolved yet. Those pesky critters have the nerve to show up in rock layers where they are not wanted and cause all kinds of scientific dilemmas.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/04/090413-first-tool-users.html

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  1. Amazing the reasoning that goes on in science. I badmouth them with another fine example here:

    http://randalmatheny.com/2012/02/21/scientists-hymns-and-poetry/


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