The ancient velvet worm for which scientists have discovered fossils from the Cambrian period, some 520 million years ago according to their calculations, predates dinosaurs and challenges scientific evolutionary assumptions.
Astronomers explain the Big Bang event as originating at a single point that expanded to form the universe that is continuing to stretch. The theory that life forms sprang out of that expansion and developed as they are being encountered today basically sums up one popular theory of evolution which subscribes to the concept of the survival of the fittest.
The velvet worm, an invertebrate (phylum Onychophora), can be found in the rain forests of Australia and wet coastal regions in South America.
The question is, “How could the velvet worm evolve to develop two glands on either side of its head, ones that contain slime that the velvet worm ejects by contracting its muscles in order to shoot a stream of slime to debilitate its prey: spiders, crickets and woodlice?”
The velvet worm depends on water and wet areas for its habitat, and its soft velveteen trunk measures 0.6” to 6”as it scurries on short, thick legs.
Another question is, “How could it develop jaws that it uses to open up its prey to inject digestive saliva in order to suck out the liquefied insides?”
Also, “How could it develop oval papillae that project quick hardening slime as its defensive weapon and develop the sense (it does have a brain) to curl into a ball for protection once someone picks it up?”
Furthermore, “Why does the scarlet worm upon its death produce a substance from its body that can be used to dye clothing red while other similar worms do not have the substance or the other characteristics listed?”
Then there is the archerfish, the only known fish of the 33,000 species that have the ability to swim to the surface where it squirts a stream of water up to five feet into the air in order to knock an insect off a branch as part of its hunting ability.
The question concerning its ability to feed in that way is, “Why is it that the archerfish is the only one on Earth that has been discovered to have that capability?”
The American Museum of Natural History estimates that there are 18,000 species of birds. Of the avian species, the woodpecker remains unique in that its long tongue based at its jaw wraps around its skull on a special structure called the hyoid apparatus which serves as a shock absorber for its brain during the woodpecker’s rapid and forceful pecking.
The question remains, “Would the woodpecker not have exploded its brain pecking so hard before the special shock absorber structure was developed to absorb the shock?”
Also, the woodpecker has eyelids that close automatically each time its beak strikes what it is pecking in order to keep its eyeballs from popping out of its head, giving rise to another question, “How could the woodpecker develop its ability to automatically close its eyelids at the precise moment of each strike of its beak against a tree before damaging its eyes during the developmental process?”
Another conundrum concerning the theory of evolving species has to do with the whale that gives birth underwater.
The question is, “How could the whale develop its anatomy to feed its newborn calf that would drown trying to feed underwater?”
The mother whale, often referred to as a cow, has developed inverted nipples at her mammary gland.
The calf inserts its tongue into the U-shape tube so that water does not drown the calf, and because whales have no lips, the mother whale squirts her milk into the mouth of her calf, giving rise to the question, “How was the mother whale’s anatomy developed and that technique of feeding acquired before all calves died, rendering the whale as extinct?”
The unique life forms and fossil records on Earth raise many questions concerning the Big Bang theory and other scientific theories about the origin of the universe and life on Earth where the fossil record disappears with Vishnu Schist, the basement rock, deep inside the Grand Canyon.