Fossilized Mosquito Blood

Here’s an article from about another example of an original soft tissue fossil. In this case the fossil is a blood sucking mosquito found in the Kishenehn Formation in Montana, one of the best known sites for fossilized insects in the world.

Researchers from the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC have discovered heme, a component of hemoglobin (the red pigment found in blood), in the mosquito’s abdomen. This discovery had researchers jumping up and down with excitement because this fossil is supposedly 46 million years old! Biomolecules like this aren’t supposed to last millions of years because, once the organism dies, chemical processes begin breaking down all the components.

The article goes on to suggest that mosquitoes were around earlier than scientists realized, and the finding is considered “powerful” evidence that certain molecules in blood remain intact longer than scientists expected, according to North Carolina State University Paleontologist Mary Schweitzer, who is known for discovering original soft tissue in dinosaurs fossils and wasn’t involved in the actual mosquito research.

The article also suggests that the chances of finding a fossilized mosquito with evidence of a recent blood meal are “infinitesimal”.

All these ideas- that biomolecules can last many millions of years, that mosquitoes were around much earlier than scientists thought, and that this is a rare finding are assumptions based on an evolutionary worldview. There’s no direct scientific evidence that such components can survive intact over such a long period. In fact Discovery Magazine says, “It’s a matter of faith that cells survive millions of years.” The logical conclusion of this discovery should be that the mosquito is not millions of years old. Yet the belief that evolution is a “proven scientific fact” still persists and forces secular scientists to “redefine” their understanding of science. The underlying assumptions are never questioned.

Instead of concluding that mosquitoes were around much earlier than scientists thought, we should conclude that the Bible was right, and that these insects were practicing this behavior since Adam and Eve sinned at The Fall. We could also conclude that this is not a rare occurrence, but that we can expect to continue finding such examples of original soft tissue. In fact there are already more than 40 known examples of original soft tissue from fossils supposedly millions of years old.

Findings such as this should serve as examples falsifying evolution rather than simply reshaping evolutionary beliefs. The concept of evolution, however, is so elastic that it cannot be falsified. This should be a red-flag suggesting that evolution doesn’t hold up to scrutiny, and that the Biblical history of our origins is right.

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