A fossil of snake discovered that proves that the Bible is precisely true.
The Bible says, “So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,
“Cursed are you above all livestock
and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
and you will eat dust
all the days of your life.” Genesis 3:14
This Biblical verse suggests that serpents did not crawl on their bellies before God put a curse on them. The whole account of the Fall of Adam and Eve and how the serpent deceived them and the consequences is narrated in Genesis 3.
In contrast to the Biblical narrative, previously, the scientists have been reluctant to believe that the serpent before being cursed by God, actually walked upright. However, the recent discovery of a 113-million-year-old oldest ancestor of snake first with 4 legs ever seen has proved the Biblical account of serpent walking upright to Eve to deceive her.
The recently discovered fossil proves that snakes indeed once had four legs. Dr. Nick Longrich of the University of Bath, an author in a new study on the discovery told BBC about the incredible find. He said: “The front legs were just four millimetres long, and the hind ones seven millimetres, but they weren’t just vestigial evolutionary leftovers.”
“They’re actually very highly specialized – they have very long, skinny fingers and toes, with little claws on the end. What we think (snakes from the fossil’s time) are doing is they’ve stopped using them for walking and they’re using them for grasping their prey,” he said, which significantly suggests that earlier snakes did indeed walk.
According to Dr. Nick, the discovery will once and for all settle the debate about whether snakes adapted on land or on water. “This is the most primitive fossil snake known, and it’s pretty clearly not aquatic,” he said, “The snake’s tail wasn’t paddle-shaped for water use and it had no fins, and likewise the structure of its short snout and long trunk indicated a burrower snake.”
“And there’s the gut contents – it’s swallowed another vertebrate. It was preying on other animals, which is a snake feature. It was pretty unambiguously a snake. It’s just got little arms and little legs,” he confirmed.