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How the Serpent Lost His Legs - "Creationists were right"

Posted on July 25, 2015 at 8:35 AM

In a report in The Times Newspaper (UK), a reporter comments on the discovery of a burrowing reptile than "appears to have been an ancestor of modern snakes". They conclude that the snakes did indeed lose their legs. The reporter quotes from Genesis 3 and says that "Now it seems that the creationists were right"! The fossil is named Trapodophis amplectus.


How the serpent lost his legs: fossil from Brazil offers clues

Oliver Moody Science Correspondent

Published at 12:01AM, July 25 2015

“On your belly shall you crawl,” God thundered to the serpent in the Garden of Eden, (Oliver Moody writes). With those words, many believe, the snake was condemned to slither for eternity.


Now it seems that the creationists were right — after a fashion. British palaeontologists have identified the fossil of a four-legged burrowing reptile that appears to have been an ancestor of modern snakes.

Categories: New Discoveries

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