An Outdated View: The Theory of Evolution
The Origin of Life
The Design in the Protein
The Design in the Cell
Genetic Information
The Design in the Nature
Miller's Experiment
The Natural Selection Misconception
Irreducible Complexity
Impasse of Intermediate
The Cambrian Period
Fish and Amphibians
Coelacanth Misconception
Birds and Reptiles
Archaeopteryx Misconception
Bird Feathers
The Origin of Mammals
Living Fossils
The Tale of Man's Evolution
Homo Erectus
A Lost Human Race: Neanderthal
The Collapse of the Family Tree
The Bipedalism Impasse
False Faces
Piltdown Scandal
Why is Evolution Defended?
The Obvious Truth: Creation

The theory of evolution is also unable to account for the origin of reptiles. The members of this specific class have appeared distinctly without undergoing any evolutionary process. The physiological features of reptiles are widely different from those of their alleged ancestors, the amphibians.

Dinosaurs, lizards, turtles and crocodiles… All of these species belong to the living class called "reptiles". Some reptiles, such as dinosaurs, are extinct but some are still alive.

Reptiles have particular features, such as their bodies being covered by plate-like structures called "scales". They are cold-blooded, which means that they cannot generate their own body heat. That is why they need direct sunlight to warm up their bodies. They give birth to their young by laying eggs.


Evolutionists at one time claimed that the Seymouria fossil (above) was a transitional form between amphibians and reptiles. According to this scenario, Seymouria was "the primitive ancestor of reptiles." However, subsequent fossil discoveries showed that reptiles were living on Earth some 30 million years before Seymouria.32 In the light of this, evolutionists had to relinquish their claims regarding Seymouria.


There is no difference between the ancient fossil reptiles and their counterparts today. The 100 million-year-old sea turtle on the left is exactly the same as its modern counterpart.

Evolutionists cannot explain how reptiles came into being. The conventional evolutionist allegation on this issue is that reptiles evolved from amphibians. However, there is not a single scrap of evidence to prove this. On the contrary, an examination of amphibians and reptiles demonstrates that there are very great physiological differences between these two living groups and that a half-reptile/half-amphibian has no chances of survival.

Accordingly, such a creature does not exist in the fossil record. Renowned evolutionist paleontologist, Lewis L. Carroll, admits this fact in his article titled "The Problem of the Origin of Reptiles":


Dinosaurs were the greatest land-dwelling animals that have ever lived. With their perfectly designed bodies, they lived on Earth for a long time. According to a consensus among scientists, they have become extinct because of a meteor disaster. This phenomenon was divinely planned so as to make the Earth fit for mammals and in particular human beings, which were created subsequently (according to geological records).


32- Fossils of Seymouria are found in Lower Permian rocks, dated at about 280 million years. However, the earliest known reptiles Hylonomus and Paleothyris are found in Lower Pennsylvanian rocks and the Middle Pennsylvanian rocks, dated at about 310-330 million years. (See Barbara J. Stahl, Vertebrate History: Problems in Evolution, Dover, 1985, pp. 238-239)

Allah is Known Through Reason
The Creation of the Universe
Allah's Artistry in Colour
For Men of Understanding
The Design in Nature
The Miracle in the Ant
The Miracle in the Atom
The Miracle of the Immune System
The Miracle in the Spider
The Secrets of DNA
The Miracle of the Creation in Plants
The Existence of God
Tell Me About the Creation

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