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A New Evolutionist Irrelevance: Speculation on a 385-Million-Year-Old Spider Fossil

The latest speculation regarding a 385-million-year-old fossil depicted in newspaper headlines as the world’s oldest spider fossil once again demonstrates evolutionist irrelevance. The report in question appeared on the BBC News web site on 23 December 2008, under the headline “Tangled web of spider evolution;” it also appeared in Turkey in such publishing organs as the CNN Türk web site (23 December 2008) and the daily newspaper Star (24 December 2008). The report maintained that a spider living 385 million years ago was unable to spin webs in the same way as spiders living today, and that spiders acquired that ability through imaginary evolution.

This false claim is solely intended to deceive. And Darwinist irrelevance manifested itself yet again through it. 

Darwinist claims regarding the spider in question were based on it lacking the spinnerets of present-day spiders used for weaving the silk into webs. But this is an illogical claim. Even present-day spiders have different web-weaving systems. There are hundreds of kinds of spider, some that produce regular and spiral webs and others funnel-shaped webs. They may hunt their prey by weaving webs under the eaves of roofs, or cast lassoes, or that wrap themselves in their own webs. They all have different structures and systems for weaving webs. It is very likely that this creature that lived 385 million years ago was a type of spider that had a different way of manufacturing webs to that of present-day spiders that therefore have different anatomies. It is impossible for Darwinists to make such an analysis from a petrified fossil remain.

In the same way, it is impossible for Darwinists to look at a fossil and determine comprehensive silk-weaving structures. Darwinists generally prefer speculation to admitting the facts revealed by fossils. In this context will be useful to recall the Coelacanth that Darwinists attempted to portray for so many years as intermediate form leaving the water for dry land. 

The Coelacanth, that existed for 400 million years and was heralded as the most important example of the fictitious passage from water to dry land on the basis of evolutionist speculation regarding its fossil remains, was for years the most popular vehicle in Darwinist publications. Looking at the fossil Darwinists claimed that certain structures in it were primitive lungs and that their fins had begun evolving in readiness for a move onto the land. But the capture of a living Coelacanth, which Darwinists claimed was a transitional form and had therefore become extinct millions of years ago, put an end to all their plans. Darwinists were no longer able to lie about the Coelacanth. Because what Darwinists had for years portrayed as primitive lungs were in fact oil sacs. The structures that they have been propagandizing as primitive limbs are perfect fins that belong to a living creature. This creature, which was supposedly on the verge of moving onto dry land, was actually a bottom-dwelling fish that could only live at depths greater than 180 meters and that immediately died in shallower waters. And more than 300 living specimens of this life form, once evolutionists, main subject of speculation, have been discovered in today’s oceans.

Darwinist deception has been revealed once again.

Despite this blatant mass deception, Darwinists are still trying to transfer the lie they maintained for so long in the context of the Coelacanth to other life forms and specimens. This 385-million-year-old spider fossil has a perfect appearance. It is identical to present-day specimens, in a manner that will be obvious to even primary or middle school students. The fact that spiders living today were identical to those which lived around 385 million years ago is a terrible headache for Darwinists. For that reason, Darwinists are trying to make this perfect specimen that demolished evolution the subject of evolutionist speculation. They want to give people the impression that this life form (imaginarily) evolved and to produce a flaw in the specimen that somehow verifies so-called evolution. Since it has a flawless appearance and lacks any such flaw, they invent subjects that people cannot see. That is what is happening here in this 385 million year old spider.

Darwinists intend to deceive people by suggesting, in a manner that nobody can possibly investigate the truth of, that spinnerets used for silk-weaving had not “evolved” in this perfect creature. The fact is, however, that the animal is perfect and identical to modern-day spiders. It has remained unchanged over 385 million years. It came into being, was created, in a single moment, 385 million years ago, with the same appearance it has today. This immaculate fossil specimen is highly significant evidence that totally discredits evolution. Darwinists are in a state of panic over living fossils. They have realized that 100 million fossils they tried to keep hidden away for years have totally obliterated evolution. They have realized that the emergence of these fossils, represents a huge objection to their theory, in other words, have demolished it, just as Darwin himself had confessed[1]. The fact that there is no longer any possibility of hiding living and that the whole world has realized that every fossil ever discovered refutes evolution, they are in a state of complete despair, demoralization and panic. That is why panicking Darwinists have resorted to lies and still speculate about immaculate living fossils. 

The fact that Darwinists fail, or rather are unwilling, to believe is this: when people see this 385-million-year-old spider in newspapers or on the Internet, they know that it is a living fossil and significant evidence that repudiates evolution.  The evolutionist propaganda concerning it is of no interest to them. Because they are aware that Darwinist propaganda is based on lies, and that living fossils are a scientific reality that prove that living things never evolved, but were created. The Atlas of Creation, which has been distributed across the world, has proved this fact with the clearest evidence.  

A living thing comes into being when Our Lord commands it to “Be!” Our Almighty Lord has the power to create perfect and flawless entities, 385 million years ago, today, before and after that time. Those who are unwilling to comprehend the greatness of Allah and the sublimity of His creation may imagine they can still deceive people with falsehoods, but the fact is that, by Allah’s will, the truth will overcome falsehood.

[1] Why, if species have descended from other species by insensibly fine gradations, do we not everywhere see innumerable transitional forms? Why is not all nature in confusion instead of the species being, as we see them, well defined?
Innumerable transitional forms must have existed, why do we not find them embedded in countless numbers in the crust of the earth?
Why then is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links?
Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against my theory. (Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species, pp. 172, 280)

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