Fun Stuff God Has Done: the Diplocaulus

Hi, Mr. Nature here, with some more of God’s stuff that pushes our imaginations to the limit.

This ancient amphibian is Diplocaulus, with its unforgettable boomerang-shaped head. It has left behind abundant fossils, so we have a pretty good idea of its life cycle, its diet, the way it moved, etc. This is one of those prehistoric animals that you only have to meet once, for it to stick in your mind.

Feel free to ignore the narrator in this video. He’s a little bit too certain about things.

There is a famous picture of a Diplocaulus in a bucket, as if the animal had been caught by a fisherman. There is no reason to believe the photo is anything but a fake. Very nicely done, though!

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So there probably are no more Diplocauluses for us to see in the flesh, and we’ll have to make do with fossils for the time being… Until the Lord regenerates His whole creation. And won’t that be something!

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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