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Discovery Magazine 4/1/2009

Are Diamondback Snakes Related to Other Rattlesnakes?

by  Digger Doug

Dear Cheyenne,

I am glad you sent this fine question. Evolutionists teach that all animals descended from a common ancestor and are related. Evolutionists think that all life comes from an original, single cell. This idea is false for a number of reasons, one of which is that the Law of Biogenesis states that animals reproduce after their own kind (cats have kittens, dogs have puppies, cows have calves, etc.). Animals do not evolve into other kinds of animals.

Diamondback snakes are very interesting. Taxonomists (scientists who group animals) say that the diamondback, along with the other rattlesnakes, is part of a group of poisonous snakes known as “pit vipers.” The western diamondback is one of about 100 species that have a special pit organ, between the nostril and the eyes, which helps the snake find warm-blooded prey, such as rodents. When scientists say that these snakes are related, they mean that the snakes have similarities, and probably have descended from similar snakes. Remember, small changes within kinds of animals do happen, but snakesstay snakes.

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