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Creation Devotional August 30 - Paleontology

Daily Devotional – August 30



What a fossil find! It was a blood-filled female mosquito locked in oil shale. Jurassic Park, here we come! Near Glacier National Park in Montana, fossil collectors have dug up more than 16,000 tiny insect fossils in oil shale. One of the most unique finds was a female mosquito whose abdomen was filled with blood. She was buried and fossilized so rapidly that her last blood meal never had time to be digested. That itself is testimony to the catastrophic nature of the worldwide Flood that created these oil shales.


“The abdomen of a blood-engorged mosquito is like a balloon ready to burst. It is very fragile,” said the lead paleontologist. The odds against this mosquito becoming fossilized by slow evolutionary processes are simply astronomical. From an evolutionary view, our blood-filled mosquito had to have been blown to the water’s surface, sunk quickly to the bottom, and covered with oxygen-free sediment to prevent rapid degradation - all without disrupting the engorged abdomen that was, “ready to burst.” A better explanation is a sudden catastrophic burial of this mosquito along with countless other creatures beneath tons of water-borne sediment from the global Flood.


Much of the fossil record is a record of the order of burial, not the evolving of one creature into another. In fact, this supposed 46 million year old mosquito looks exactly like today’s mosquitoes from North America. Not a hint of evolutionary transformation! This fossilized, blood-filled mosquito is a testimony to the recent global Flood of Noah’s time.


And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.

~ Genesis 7:24


Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett

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