Re: [ACG] Fossil dragonflies

From: Brent Foster <>
Date: Thu Feb 23 2006 - 17:11:22 EST

It's not too incredible that dragonflies could change very little over millions of years. Just one of the many examples of stasis. What the YECs have to explain is the myriad examples of NON-stasis. And I think anoxic, tranquil bottom conditions are more likely to preserve delicate features than catastrophic burial. It seems to me catastrophic burial would be more likely to rip it to shreds and oxidize it. Not that catastrophic burial doesn't occur. But the problem for YECs is the long intervals between periods of catastrophic burial and the many examples of gradual burial. I'm starting to conclude that most YEC arguments eventually boil down to a big "So What?".

---- Michael Roberts wrote:

I recently came across a YEC who argued that Carboniferous dragonflies 320 million year old exactly the same as Permian ones at 230 Million year old and exactly the same as modern ones. He claimed that the initial conclusion is no evolution / change (except in size) This is amusing!!! As they are a little smaller today! -also catastrophic burial since there is no way one can form fossils without doing it quickly on such fragile things as dragonfly wings.

Can any palaeontologist shed some light on this and give the actual rather than imagined situation?


PS reading Rudwicks Bursting the limits of time. Excellent in all ways especially on the geology Genesis non-issue
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