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Daddy Long-Legs’ Stability

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A discovery of preserved air-breathing organs in ancient fossils of the spider-like arachnid, “daddy long-legs,” gainsays a prediction from the evolutionary model. Paleontologists found branching tracheal tubes in 400-million-year-old fossils of daddy long-legs specimens which appear identical to the structures found in present-day daddy long-legs. In the evolutionary model arthropods like daddy long-legs should evolve rapidly. The fact that no significant change can be found in the breathing apparatus of daddy long-legs species over a 400-million-year time span argues against an evolutionary model but for a creation model.

 Jason A. Dunlop, et al, “Preserved Organs of Devonian Harvestmen,” Nature, 425 (2003), p. 916.


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