“Modern” Fossils with Dinosaurs

Although no human skeletons have been found fossilized alongside the dinosaurs, many “modern” animals (which evolutionists believe did not evolve till millions of years later) have been found buried in the same rock layer with the dinosaurs.  Finding creatures like platypus, Tasmanian devils and beavers preserved with the dinosaurs presents difficulties for evolution but is in complete harmony with the creation account in Genesis.  “J.B.S. Haldane famously retorted, when asked to name an observation that would disprove the theory of evolution, ‘Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian!’” (Dawkins, Richard, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, 2009, p. 147.) While certainly not Precambrian, a fossilized rabbit discovered in India is supposed to be 53 million years old, quite close to the time evolutionists think dinosaurs were still alive. (Handwerk, B., “Easter Surprise: World’s Oldest Rabbit Bones Found,” National Geographic News, March 21, 2008.) But pollen grains have been found in Precambrian rock, a billion years before pollen-producing plants were supposed to have evolved. “The rocks concerned are unquestionably ancient (Precambrian) and are so altered that no organic matter should be recognizable in them. Also they are physically dense, with no obvious routes (such as natural permeability/porosity or crack systems) through which solid particles might enter them. Yet standard palynological techniques recovered well-preserved fossil pollen from the samples!!!” (Stainforth, R.M. “Occurrence of pollen and spores in the Roraima Formation of Venezuela and British Guiana,” Nature 210:292–294, 1966.)

The discovery of vascular wood and six-legged, composite-eyed insects in the Precambrian salt deposits of the Salt Range in Pakistan is highly problematic for evolutionists. (Sahni, B., “Microfossils and the Salt Range Thrust,” Proceedings of the NAS, India, 1945, pp. i-xix.) and (Coates, J. et al., “Age of Saline Series in the Punjab Salt Range,” Nature 155, 1945, pp. 266-267.)

Paleontologists have found 432 mammal species in the dinosaur layers, almost as many as the number of dinosaur species.  Also many modern bird species have been discovered buried with dinosaur remains: “parrots, owls, penguins, ducks, loons, albatross, cormorants, sandpipers, avocets, etc.” (Batten, Don, “Living Fossils: a powerful argument for creation,” Creation 33 (2), 2011.) “This symphysis appears to represent the oldest known parrot and is, to my knowledge, the first known fossil of a ‘terrestrial’ modern bird group from the Cretaceous. The existence of this fossil supports the hypothesis, based on molecular divergence data that most or all of the major modern bird groups were present in the Cretaceous.” (Stidham, Thomas A., Nature 396, 29-30, November 5, 1998.) This fact alone should end the speculation that birds evolved from dinosaurs.