Fossil Hagfish Tells Story

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Fossil Hagfish Tells Story

On today’s Creation Moments Minute, we look at one of God’s creatures that seems like it came from a science fiction movie.


When handling a hagfish, a slippery slime oozes from its skin, which explains its other name, the slime eel. The creature eats other fish, sometimes entering them and eating them from the inside out. One wonders why God made such an ugly creature that seems so disgusting.

The oldest evidence of the hagfish is a fossil in ancient rocks, showing that it died when the world was still young. Yet, this fossilized hagfish is identical to the modern hagfish. To paraphrase one scientist, no evolution has taken place.

It appears that God had an important job for this ugly and impolite hagfish. The hagfish shows that evolution has not taken place. Beauty, or lack of it, doesn’t always witness to our Creator, but the truth unfailingly does!

For Creation Moments Minute dot com, I’m Darren Marlar.


Ref: Andrew Herrman. 1991. “North Sider’s Hagfish Story Is Really One for the Books.” Chicago Sun-Times, Nov. 1, pp. 1, 12.



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