Skip to comments.Is the Bible right? Newly discovered fossils show snakes had legs
Posted on 11/24/2019 6:41:04 AM PST by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
A new study published in Science Advances on Thursday has shed light on the life of ancient legged snakes.
The Biblical story of the forbidden fruit which discusses how the snake persuaded Eve to taste it, and howshe and Adam, who also ate from it, were subsequently banned from the Garden of Eden by God is probably one of the most well-known narratives in the history of humankind. As described in Genesis, the snake also received divine punishment. You will crawl on your belly and eat dirt all the days of your life, God tells the serpent, implying that before the event, the animal had legs, similar to many others. Now, a new study published in Science Advances on Thursday has shed light on the life of snakes' legged ancestors. Several fossils of an extinct snake group named "Najash" dating back to 100 million years ago were recently uncovered in Patagonia, Argentina. The group is named after the word nachash that both in biblical and modern Hebrew indicate the snake. As reported by the New York Times, the fossils, which include several skulls, seem to suggest that snakes might have lost their front legs millions of years earlier than their hind legs.
At one point did they lose the power to talk :)
All I know is if a snake started talking to me, the last thing I would be worried about is temptation.
I’d be running away just about as fast as these fat legs could carry me :)
Or Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett?
I assumed that a snake with legs was called a lizard.
I would drop the crack pipe, pull out the opioid syringe, put out the joint and pour out the beer if a snake started talking to me.
Don’t get me started on legless lizards....
Lizards have eyelids.
How many angles can dance on the head of a pin?
You will crawl on your belly and eat dirt all the days of your life, God tells the serpent, implying that before the event, the animal had legs, similar to many others.”
I don’t see that implication at all. If anything it suggests the snake was turned into nothing more than a worm.
The Bible is persistently correct.
“I assumed that a snake with legs was called a lizard.”
Wrong, you haven’t met my ex.
Not just legs but wings as well. They went from the most mobile to the least of their class.
So snakes were Pterodactyls?
“Several fossils of an extinct snake group named “Najash” dating back to 100 million years ago were recently uncovered in Patagonia, Argentina “
I thought Earth was only 6000 years old, give or take a few decades.
Geometry; make that geometry - the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties and relations of points, lines, surfaces, solids, and higher dimensional analogs.
It’s all maths. What department do geometrists work in?
Some, 2d. Others strictly 3d. Still, the more theoretic, or those on a “time line”, 4.
“Is the Bible right?”
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