1. Evolutionists’ dilemma regarding the platypus
The scientific name for the platypus, which lives in lakes and rivers in Australia and Tanzania is Ornithorhynchus anatinus. Males reach up to 50 cm in length, and females around 20% less. As the report says, the platypus is classified as a mammal because it has fur and suckles its young. This animal, which is able to use its tail like a rudder, also possesses a bird-like beak and reptilian venom. These animals, which generally live underwater, carry their poison in their hind legs. The platypus is also covered in fur like a mammal and suckles its young, although it reproduces by laying eggs and produces venom, both reptilian characteristics. It has a beak, just like birds, but also spends most of its time in water, as do amphibians. As all these features make clear, the platypus is a “mosaic” life form which possesses characteristics belonging to very different living groups. Although evolutionists at one time sought to portray these animals as an intermediate form, this idea has been abandoned by leading palaeontologists. Stephen Jay Gould openly states that “mosaic creatures” such as the platypus cannot be regarded as intermediate forms. (S. J. Gould & N. Eldredge, Paleobiology, Vol 3, 1977, p. 147) In any case, evolutionists have no evidence, and no fossil remains, as to how these mosaic features might have evolved from one group to another.
2. The idea of mammalian evolution is based on no evidence whatsoever
In its report, It is hoped that genetic analysis of the platypus will help explain how mammals, including human beings, in some way evolved millions of years in the past. The fact is, however, that the idea of mammalian evolution is a myth, devoid of any scientific evidence and kept alive solely for reasons of dogma.
Evolutionist reference sources are silent when it comes to the origins of mammals. That is why the evolutionist palaeontologist Roger Lewin has had to admit that “the passage to the first mammal is still a mystery.” (Roger Lewin, “Bones of Mammals, Ancestors Fleshed Out”, Science, Vol. 212, 26 June 1981, p. 1492)
The most puzzling event in the history of life on earth is the change from the Mesozoic, the Age of Reptiles, to the Age of Mammals. It is as if the curtain were rung down suddenly on the stage where all the leading roles were taken by reptiles, especially dinosaurs, in great numbers and bewildering variety, and rose again immediately to reveal the same setting but an entirely new cast, a cast in which the dinosaurs do not appear at all, other reptiles are supernumeraries, and all the leading parts are played by mammals of sorts barely hinted at in the preceding acts. (George Gaylord Simpson, Life Before Man, New York: Time-Life Books, 1972, p. 42.)
These statements by an evolutionist are in fact confessions. The point that evolutionists are reluctant to state openly, but which is still an absolute reality, is that there is not one example of an intermediate fossil from a period before mammals or other life forms.