Snakes with Legs?

I am going do do a little digging on snakes that I have stumbled upon.

I would love others thoughts on it, but it would be helpful if you read each article and the one video as it puts us on the same page information wise. There MIGHT be something neat here, I am not sure yet.

I post it not to assert that this is the truth, only that it seems that there may be a connection to Genesis & science.

Allow me to develop the thought over the next several days. I will post each link as I read them and perhaps some might like to follow along. If my hunch proves incorrect, good.

PS The mission here is to not have a fight but to do research and dig and search for truth. Ok? God tells us that if we seek, we will find.

PSS. I don’t see this as a vain attempt to know all about every detail of scripture; but simply to look deeper into what we do know and wonder about what we don’t. I don’t think God minds that we wonder about Him, our history or the scriptures. If we come with an open mind and heart, perhaps, He can show us wonders!

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In the book of Genesis, Chapter 3 we find this story….for the purpose of this post, we are looking at verse 14

8They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” 10He said, “I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself.” 11And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” 12The man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate.” 13Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” And the woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”14

The LORD God said to the serpent,
“Because you have done this,
Cursed are you more than all cattle,
And more than every beast of the field;
On your belly you will go,
And dust you will eat
All the days of your life
;

15And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her seed;
He shall bruise you on the head,
And you shall bruise him on the heel.”
 

Ok read this short article from AIG.

https://answersingenesis.org/genesis…lly-have-legs/

Now, check out his article, watch the brief little video…it’s important

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…ost-their-legs >>>”Sonic hedgehog”

>>> SNIP >>>Snakes used to wander the Earth on legs about 150 million years ago, before they shifted from strut to slither.Now, two scientists have pinpointed the genetic process that caused snakes to lose their legs. What’s more, they say the “molecular machinery” for leg development still persists in snakes after these millions of years — it’s simply switched off. <<<

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal…l/538430e.html

snip >>>
Two studies pinpoint a stretch of DNA that could explain how snakes evolved from four-limbed animals.A team led by Len Pennacchio and Axel Visel at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California analysed the ZRS DNA sequence — which regulates a key limb-development gene called Sonic hedgehog (SHH) in a range of animals — in the genomes of various snakes. The authors found that snakes’ ZRS sequence differs markedly from that of other vertebrates. Mice in which the ZRS had been replaced by the cobra or python version did not express SHH in their developing limbs and were born with stumps instead of legs.
In a separate study, Francisca Leal and Martin Cohn at the University of Florida in Gainesville identified a series of deletions in the ZRS common to several snake species, but not seen in limbed vertebrates. In experiments in mice and cell culture, these mutations reduced the activity of the ZRS. <<<

So…..if you watched the above video, here it is again its only two minutes long… >>> http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…ost-their-legs

Evolutionists seem to see evidence that snakes once had legs, but LOST them! Where have we heard this before?
Appears that they see a genetic circuit that controls limb development. Umm, very interesting.

Do you see where this may be heading?

They seemed to have discovered a “break” in the circuit… the switch has been shut off.

Perhaps God Himself is responsible for this “break”….way back at the time of Genesis….thus… as it is written…

The LORD God said to the serpent,

“Because you have done this,
Cursed are you more than all cattle,
And more than every beast of the field;
On your belly you will go,
And dust you will eat
All the days of your life;


Truth? I don’t know, I am just connecting dots…
There is still more to this story…

Here’s another piece of the puzzle… snakes with four legs? >>>

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic….ith-four-legs/

Behold the Last of the Giant Lizards

Behold the last of the giant lizards… a glimpse into the “distant past”….or just a view into recent history?

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https://youtu.be/28FzV5OHqMU

>>>The fossil record shows that over the last four million years Australia has been home to the world’s largest lizards, including a five meter giant called Megalania (Varanus prisca). Now we can say Australia was also the birthplace of the three-meter Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), dispelling the long-held scientific hypothesis that it evolved from a smaller ancestor in isolation on the Indonesian islands. Over the past three years, we’ve unearthed numerous fossils from eastern Australia dated from 300,000 years ago to approximately four million years ago that we now know to be the Komodo dragon. When we compared these fossils to the bones of present-day Komodo dragons, they were identical. This research also confirms that both giant lizards, Megalania (Varanus priscus) and the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), existed in Australia at the same time.<<<

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/scienc…Q7KywXY4Mud.99

Komodo dragons…not your average “lizard”…but they were BIGGER in the recent past….[ post flood, the BIG guys could not/did not survive or did they?…. ]

Like all the big guys, they did not survive the floods new world..

https://youtu.be/Y8Uq8o4UBT8

Todays dragon compared with the fossil….I wonder why we have “dragon legends”…

 

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Scoffers and the Last Days

Scoffers and the Last Days

by Ken Ham on January 17, 2017

We constantly hear from those who scoff at what we do at Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum, and the Ark Encounter. They hate the message. Now, we should not be surprised that so many unbelievers scoff when we stand up for God’s Word because “men [love] darkness rather than light” (John 3:19).

In 2 Peter we’re warned that in the last days (since God’s Son became a man) there’d be scoffers mocking those who stand on the truth of God’s Word.

Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying,

“Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water (2 Peter 3:3–6
).

This passage tells us that scoffers in the last days will reject creation and Noah’s Flood—we certainly see that today with scoffers of the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum. These scoffers “willingly forget” the truths of the history of God’s Word—they deliberately reject the truth despite obvious evidence.

But, in this same passage, God’s Word reminds us that He is long-suffering toward scoffers and not willing that any should perish (2 Peter 3:9)—a reminder to pray for scoffers. Will you join us in praying for those who mock and scoff, that they will come to know the truth of God’s Word and the gospel?

Fame and Fortune Can’t Stop Death
The multitude of celebrity deaths in 2016 is a sad reminder that neither fame nor fortune can stop the inevitable, death, and the inevitability of standing before our Creator.

Genesis 5 says, “And he died . . . and he died . . . and he died”—death is inevitable, and it is vital to respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ now. The gospel is the most important message you will ever hear in this life!

Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ (Philippians 3:8).
Life is short, and we need to be “redeeming the time, because the days are evil ” (Ephesians 5:16). Salvation in Christ is vital!

Take heed those who reject Christ: “And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment” (Hebrews 9:27 ESV). Death is not the end: “But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment” (Matthew 12:36).

Those who reject God can’t avoid death, and life is meaningless without salvation: “So they said, ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household’” (Acts 16:31).

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
Ken

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

Fossil Creation ? + big rocks moving like butter in pan…

Now imagine a GLOABL FLOOD

https://youtu.be/E8X87FSsU0s

What is an OSTEOCYTE?

What is an OSTEOCYTE?

os·te·o·cyte
ˈästēəˌsīt/
nounPHYSIOLOGY

  • a bone cell, formed when an osteoblast becomes embedded in the matrix it has secreted.


Mind blowing video.

Must watch if you watch only one video on this thread. (Especially at 15:00 min mark. )

“Soft tissue is the norm, not the exception”

“Soft tissues in dinosaur remains have been in the scientific literature since the 60s!”

Proposal…

if dinosaur remains are soft, then
the deposits are young, if the deposits are young then
the earth is young, if the earth is young then
genesis is believable!”
The Young Earth connection.

https://youtu.be/6OnF3IElD-A

Sharks Part 2

Sharks Part Two….

Ok, carrying on, the eye exam was not as bad as it usually is

…to quickly summarize, we are still working within the premise that God created ALL of the sea creatures on day 5 as stated in scripture, including all the different “shark kinds”… more or less all swimming around at the same time ( but remember, since Creation, “micro-evolution” [ limited change within a species ] has no doubt created variations of the original shark kinds created by God ) Ok….

So all of the above “prehistoric” sharks types have this incredle weirdness to them right? Weird fins, heads, bodies, teeth etc… they “appear” like they are right out of ancient past…

Like this guy: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helicoprion who had what seems the weirdest teeth I have ever seen!

 

Helicoprion tooth whorl.jpg

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https://blogs.scientificamerican.com…jaw-explained/

Looks like it makes sense right? Today’s sharks are so much more “normal looking” right? Like this Mako

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or these guys…

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Here’s the rub.

There are many “weird”, “ancient” & “prehistoric” looking sharks alive today.

Here’s a few: Behold the living fossil “Frilled Shark”

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Behold the Mega-Mouth! A living fossil ! >>> http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/03/12/a-forgotten-fossil-megamouth-gets-a-name/

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The Ninja Lantershark

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They look awful weird, old and ancient don’t they ? They are not. The Living fossil is the key.

Whats the the difference between all these sharks? Nothing!

We lost lots of “sharks” in the great flood, but some survived.

The only thing that is different is the PERSPECTIVE.

Imagine for for a second I took you to a cabin in the wild north when you were a baby and when you were 10 I showed you this picture. What would you think? What a wild shark!

It has a head like someone stepped on his head! How weird! You’ve be desensitized to the shapes. All these sharks lived with Adam.

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We need to realine our perspective to correctly see sharks; the order we find them in the fossil record is the order they were buried during the flood.

Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures and let birds fly above the earth and the open expanse of the heavens.” And God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. And God saw that it was good and God blessed them saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters and the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” And there was evening, and there was morning the fifth day.

 

Just for fun…!

https://youtu.be/eHtuOgtlUjg

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Keep this post ^^ in mind. The same thing can be said for many groups/kinds of creatures alive today.

Living fossils today. >>> https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_fossil

Bacteria

Protists

Plants (trees)

Fungi

Animals

Birds

Reptiles

Amphibians

Jawless fish

Bony fish

Sharks

Invertebrates

Incects

Crustaceans

Molluscs

Other invertebrates

Many creatures did not survive Noah’s flood, or the aftermath. Some did, even still to today.

 

Prehistoric Sharks Part 1

Check out this neat clip on “prehistoric” sharks.

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Skip through quickly to get the point or enjoy it all!

https://youtu.be/eh4T4Ehk9Xg

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Really weird looking creatures eh?

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Stethacanthus >>> https://youtu.be/ndN2I0HfpoU

This is what you have been told right? That they look “old” “ancient” and “weird”, down right, “prehistoric”

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Well, what if I told you a new way to see the same creatures that agrees perfectly with Genesis?

Genesis tell us this about sharks.

The Fifth Day: Fish and Birds
20Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.” 21God created the great seamonsters and every living creature that moves,with which the waters swarmed after their kind,and every winged bird after its kind; and Godsaw that it was good. 22
God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”

Many years later this happened:

Noah Builds the Ark

12God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth. 13Then God said to Noah,“The end of all flesh has comebefore Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth. 14“Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; you shall make the ark with rooms, and shall cover it inside and out with pitch.…

So, one could look at Genesis, hypothetically speaking, and imagine that God created everything very quickly, in just six days. Just as the text says. Suddenly, like water into wine. Suddenly like healing a cripple. Essentially, *poof* seas bursting with life of all unimaginable kinds of creatures.

Now imagine this new sea teeming with many KINDS of sharks, (still working from the premise that God created ALL the KINDS of sharks on day 5. Ok?)

Now as we saw summed up in post #783 we see there was a great die off on the planet. No kinds of creatures seemed to be immune from this disaster.

Found this here : http://evoluion.about.com/od/LifeOrigins/fl/The-Great-Dying-Explained.htm

>>>It is the worst mass extinctionever known in the history of the Earth. About 250 million years ago, an event that scientists call the “Great Dying” occurred. This horrible event that ended the Paleozoic Era and ushered in the Mesozoic Era on the Geologic Time Scale, wiped out nearly 96% of all species alive at the time. This mass extinction happened relatively quickly in the scope of the history of the Earth, as it only took about 60,000 for the mass extinction to be complete<<<

Umm sure sounds like this could be a massive global flood with the wrong time scale. Just saying.

Many species & kinds of creatures were wiped out for good. Sharks were no different. There population got hammered (pun intended ) during the flood. Many species got caught in the raging waters and were swiftly buried and became fossils. We today, call these sharks “prehistoric”, may I propose that they are not.

They are simply the species that have died out over the millennia; many [ most ] no doubt could not survive the year long flood or the oceans after the flood.

Think this sounds crazy?

Wait, don’t decide yet… there is more to the story.

See next post for conclusion.

The Great Dying

Doing a little reading on sharks tonight for an upcoming post

Stumbled on this statement from here http://sharkopedia.discovery.com/sha…storic-sharks/

>>>About 250 million years ago, life on Earth was flourishing … and then suddenly, what came to be known as the “Great Dying” occurred, wiping out roughly nine in 10 marine species and seven in 10 land species. Plants, insects, microbes, proto-mammals, fish — nothing was spared. While the cause is of the event is still unknown (although scientists think it was likely due to volcanic activity or climate change), what’s much more certain is that life on Earth nearly came to an END.<<

Ummm…what’s this sound like? [ a flood maybe? ] Things that make you go

From the same web site ( Discovery- Shark Week ) we find this little jewel of data on how we find shark fossils. To be honest I was shocked to read such a silly and clearly illogical statement, especially from a “mainstream” source, but I suppose it really should not surprise me.

What makes more sense to you? These sharks were RAPIDLY buried is a slurry of sediment, thus leaving an “impression” in the rock, or ( my emphasis )

>>>HOW DO EXPERTS KNOW ABOUT PREHISTORIC SHARKS?

Paleontologists study fossilized bones to learn how creatures evolved. But sharks don’t have bones; they have cartilage, which dissolves quickly in ocean water. Luckily, after some sharks died, their bodies lay on rocks, leaving a fossilized impression on the rocks. Studying these gives good clues about shark evolution.<<<

WOW!