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A Surprise Platypus (Part 1 of 2) | Creation Moments Minute

A Surprise Platypus (Part 1 of 2)

On today’s Creation Moments Minute, a very weird animal that evolutionists just can’t explain.

Europe was introduced to Australia's duckbill platypus in 1798. Because of the difficulties of travel in those days, scientists didn't send a live platypus from Australia to the British Museum in London. They sent only a platypus skin. Scientists in London looked at the duck bill, the beaver tail and the webbed feet of this egg laying mammal and immediately denounced the creature as a hoax.

Modern biological research has also shown another mystery about the platypus. (At least it's a mystery for evolutionists.) While the platypus is classified as a mammal, it is genetically as different from all other mammals as mammals are from birds. Nor is the platypus genetically like the bird. This leaves the platypus with absolutely no evolutionary history, almost as if it had simply popped into existence.

More about the amazing platypus next time.

For Creation Moments Minute dot com, I’m Darren Marlar.

Ref: Horton, Elizabeth. 1986. "The electric cool platypus." Science Digest, June, p. 21.