Today, October 13, is National Fossil Day, and I’d like to share a picture of one of my favorite fossils with you. It is a dinosaur tail that was trapped in amber. There are a number of remarkable things about this, but the most obvious is that it is clear, visual proof of evolution in action. You can clearly see, simply from looking at the image, that this is an animal’s tail, and that it is covered with primitive feathers. This is a transitional fossil, and one that’s not merely etched in stone (which itself is evidence enough, but also with 3D imagery, as if the life of this creature were trapped in an instant for us to observe.
For much of my life, I not only didn’t think evolution was true, but also believed it was a lie. I also thought that it was something that could not be believed while also being a Christian. Well, I’m still a Christian and the evidence for evolution is overwhelming. I’d be happy to discuss that with anyone who has questions about it. I’ve also written extensively about my own journey regarding evolution and Christianity here. The beautiful thing is that God created a universe that continues to amaze us, that continues to teem with life in many different varieties. Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!
This is spectacular. From when does it date?
I think it was first reported in 2016 and the tail itself is 99 million years old. https://www.cnn.com/2016/12/08/health/dinosaur-tail-trapped-in-amber-trnd/index.html#:~:text=The%20tail%20of%20a%2099-million-year-old%20dinosaur%20has%20been,market%20in%20northern%20Myanmar%20near%20the%20Chinese%20border.