‘Living Fossil’ Horsetails Confirm Creation

Horsetail plant

Living fossils display no signs of evolution’s long ages

by Brian Thomas, M.S.

Horsetail plants inhabit the margins of ponds, where they take root below the water’s surface and grow out into the air. Where did these unique plants come from? Evolutionists assert that they evolved through natural processes from a different plant—a non-horsetail that over many generations changed form until it eventually became a horsetail. A new study provides evidence, however, that horsetails have always been horsetails.

Researchers examined fossil horsetails found in Patagonia that had been so well permineralized that even microscopic features were discernable. Permineralization occurs when mineral-laden waters penetrate soft tissue and deposit those minerals before draining out. The result is a rock in the shape of the organism. The fossil horsetail plants under investigation retained enough detail that their features could be compared to those of modern horsetails.

The fossil horsetails were dated at 150 million years. After all this supposed time, what wonders had natural selection of mutations accomplished in the horsetail? A EurekAlert press release stated, “The [study] authors discovered that in many ways the morphology and anatomy of this fossilized Equisetum is indistinguishable from those of species living today in two subgenera, Equisetum and Hippochaete.”…

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