“You have Anti-Freeze running through your veins, man!”

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Creation Nuggets | 0 comments

“In the frozen wastes of Siberia, an amazing salamander is able to survive in suspended animation for years, deep-frozen at temperatures as low as –50°C, only to thaw out and run off afterwards. Scientists are not yet sure of the exact mechanism, but, like some other animals, they almost certainly produce ‘anti-freeze’ chemicals to replace water in their tissues and cells.

Some have been found buried in ice which is believed to be from the Pleistocene Age—12,000 years ago by evolutionary reckoning. Yet they still recovered when thawed out! Though researchers have discussed the idea of radiocarbon dating to test the idea that they could possibly be that old, they say that the creatures ‘probably fell to this depth much later, through deep cracks in the permafrost’.

 

Carl Wieland, The Lost Squadron, Creation 19(3):10-14, June 1997, Creation Ministries International, http://creation.com/the-lost-squadron, accessed July 25, 2016.

How salamanders survive the deep freeze, New Scientist 139(1890):15, September 1993.

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