Oldest multi-cellular animals slithered their way through Australian sand according to a report in Nature Science Update, 10 May 2002. Palaeontologists have found a collection of wriggly grooves in sandstone believed to be 1200-2000 millions years old, more than double the previously claimed oldest age for multi celled animals. The grooves are about 1 mm (1/25th in) wide with many being wider at one ends suggesting they were made by a creatures that are narrower when they are moving than when still, such as earthworms today. Opinions vary as to whether the grooves were made by "confederations single celled creatures moving in concert" or the "oldest many celled mobile organisms." Stefan Bengtson of the Swedish Museum of Natural history suggests that the grooves were preserved because the worms left a sticky trail of mucus (like a present day snail does) which would have bound the sand together.

Editorial Comment: How ever these grooves were made, they had to preserved rapidly. Such fine marks in sand do not stay around very long waiting to be slowly and gradually covered. If made by worms, evolutionists need to be honest, they don't really explain how worms evolved, or what their history was in the 600-1400 million believed years before the next oldest fossil animals "appeared". Is this another sample of how much blind faith is required to accept evolution? (Ref. Australia, worms, Precambrian)


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