A recent science news article sheds light on the amazing squid, but definitely not on its supposed evolution or origin. Creation scientists maintain squid have always been squid, and science bears this out with a new and highly detailed squid fossil. The article states the fossil is “exceptionally preserved.”1 Clearly the reason for the exceptional formation and preservation of the squid’s fragile body in this fossil is due to an obvious rapid and catastrophic burial. A flood of biblical proportions comes to mind.

Under the picture of the fossil squid, the article states, “These ancient cephalopods with their large internal shell were not as fast as their recently evolved relatives, which survived until today’s squid and cuttlefish.”1Since this is a squid fossil, the scientists simply can’t determine if it was actually not as fast as today’s squid. Even if it were a slow squid, so what? The swimming speed of creatures past and present have no bearing on their alleged evolution.

One evolutionist stated, “The [squids] probably originated in the Early Cretaceous from a belemnite ancestor.”2 Regardless, the ancestor of cephalopods (i.e., squids) is unknown,3 although they “evolve[ed] to lose the shells of their ancestors and develop as dynamic and uniquely adapted marine animals.”1 But the fossil record only shows that squid have always been squid—no transitional squid fossils exist. Evolutionist Tanner and his fellow authors readily admit:

The [cephalopod] fossil record is limited, however, hindering confident analysis of the tempo and pattern of their evolution.4

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