Thursday, 10 April 2008

The walking snake

So the LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, "Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life"

This curse is only a hardship if the snake had the ability to walk. If the snake was already crawling then it's hardly a curse.

But look! What's this? A fossil of a 2 legged snake. Only one leg was visible on the fossil, but an amazing scanning instrument that can "see" into the rock, confirmed the presence of the second leg.

Would it seem that the bible has been proved correct by fossil evidense? It would, if we could account for the discrepency between Eupodophis descouensi living in the Late Cretaceous - 92 million years ago, and Wile. E. Snake from Genesis making his appearance some 6 thousand years ago.

We won't mention the fact that snakes don't eat dust.


Greymalkin said...

It's either a product of ID, or God put that 'thing' into the ground to test our faith!

...Or Darwin is right afterall. Although that is probably pushing it, because Evolution is highly improbable.


Anthony said...

That is awesome. I am going to research more on this.


MichaelBains said...

Heh. Yah, it's too bad for the YECers they don't believe it could've lived 92 million years ago. They might have some good evidence here.

Err... or not. ;)

Anonymous said...

In Genesis 3:14, God’s curse on the serpent included that it would ‘eat dust’ all its life. Many snakes literally do ‘eat dust’.

Their darting, forked tongue licks the ground, picking up dust particles which are then carried into the mouth to be sampled by special receptor organs. In this way, they can follow scent trails.

Stew said...

Nice try anonymous, I think you meant to say they "figuratively" eat dust.

The Groove in Art said...

Well, 92 million or 3 years ago. My faith in God will not be moved. Better luck next time? Btw, Jesus lives!

Anonymous said...

Really? Coz last time I checked he’d been crucified by the Romans for spreading ideas against them about 2000 years ago