The largest fossil spider uncovered to date once ensnared prey back in the age of dinosaurs, scientists find.Here we have the scientists spinning their fantasy as usual, of course, since there is no way to falsify it.
OF COURSE it snared prey in the time of the dinosaurs, since it was fossilized as a result of the Flood and the dinosaurs ALSO lived before the Flood and were buried in prodigious numbers during that event.
Too bad the spider fossil wasn't found in a Precambrian layer (not that they couldn't invent some rationalization for that) but the Flood did sort things in a way that put land creatures in the higher levels, so its location isn't enough to jolt anyone out of their illusions, just unusual enough to get it called the "oldest" known specimen.
The spider, named Nephila jurassica, was discovered buried in ancient volcanic ash in Inner Mongolia, China. Tufts of hairlike fibers seen on its legs showed this 165-million-year-old arachnid to be the oldest known species of the largest web-weaving spiders alive today — the golden orb-weavers, or Nephila, which are big enough to catch birds and bats, and use silk that shines like gold in the sunlight.Well, since IN REALITY they're only about 4500 years apart, that isn't surprising.
The fossil was about as large as its modern relatives,
...with a body one inch (2.5 centimeters) wide and legs that reach up to 2.5 inches (6.3 cm) long. Golden orb-weavers nowadays are mainly tropical creatures, so the ancient environment of Nephila jurassica probably was similarly lush.Yeah, that is very likely, since that describes the pre-Flood climate in general.
I've pretty much given up on science ever recognizing the truth, though, but the Lord is coming back soon, anyway, VERY VERY soon I hope hope hope.