Tuesday, December 11, 2012

200 Million year old cocoon?

A friend of DIT found this article and emailed us the link.

What is it?

Well, it seems that the 'old earthers' have found what they call a 200 million year old cocoon.

Amazingly it still has visible structures.

One would think that in 200 million years nothing would be recognizable especially when you consider that the report says that is realllllly small.

How small?

Well, the body is about the width of a human hair and contains a horseshoe shaped nucleus.

A nucleus 200 million years ago? That is not exactly a 'simple cell'.

It also has a tightly coiled stalk that the scientists say "may be one of the fastest cellular engines known …"

How fast is it?

Well, it is reported to "… coil at a speed of about 8 centimeters (3.1 inches) per second -- the equivalent of a human being walking across more than three football fields in one second."

Now, just between you, me, and the gatepost, this seems to be just toooooo  advanced for anything that is 200 million years old even if it was found in Antartica.

It would be more logical to view this as a relatively recent organism, one designed by the Creator God and which died during the one and only ice age.


Anyway, read the article written with "old earth evolutionary glasses" about this interesting discovery made by scientists with "old earth evolutionary glasses" and see what you think.  Does this sound like something that is 200 million years old?