Friday, April 11, 2008

Snakes with Feet

Genesis 3:14 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.

Science 2008: Scientists discover snake with legs.

These damned liberal scientists are doing their best to spread moral decay throughout the world! We ought to limit their freedom to speak!

Enough silliness. The BBC reports that a fossil animal locked in Lebanese limestone has been shown to be an extremely precious discovery - a snake with two legs. Researchers at the European Light Source (ESRF) in Grenoble, France, used intense X-rays to confirm that a creature imprinted on a rock, and with one visible leg, had another appendage buried just under the surface of the slab.

"We were sure he had two legs but it was great to see it, and we hope to find other characteristics that we couldn't see on the other limb," said Alexandra Houssaye from the National Museum of Natural History, Paris.

The 85cm-long (33in) creature, known as Eupodophis descouensi, comes from the Late Cretaceous, about 92 million years ago.

Hmmm. About 92 million years ago? Wait a minute! That can't be right because Genesis says that the snake lost its limbs only 6000 years ago. Something is fishy here!!

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