Evolution maintains that dinosaurs became extinct at least 65 million years ago because no dinosaurs fossils are found in sediments more recent than that (assuming their assigned geological ages). Imagine finding a living dinosaur today in a national park unchanged from those in the fossil record. That would be referred to as a “living fossil.”
In 1938 a fisherman pulled up an odd-looking fish in Indonesia. It was a coelacanth, a fish which evolutionary scientists said was extinct for 70 million years.
In 1994, a park officer accidently found a Wollemi pine tree grove in Australia. These pine trees were thought to have been extinct for 200 million years.
What do “living fossils” like these tell us? If evolution and millions of years are true, then surely the coelacanth or the Wollemi pine would have changed some (evolved) over tens of millions of years (or become extinct).
Yet we still find them today, virtually unchanged.
This fits with the biblical view that representatives of every kind of organism were created only thousands of years ago. Living fossils give credence to the position that their fossil relatives are only thousands of years old.