Giant elephant fossil found at railway station, according to a report in BBC News, 19 June 2004. Francis Wenban Smith of the University of Southampton has found the remains of a straight tusked elephant named Palaeoloxon antiquus whilst investigating a site chosen for Ebbsfleet station – one of the new railway stations planned for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link in Kent, Enlgand. It was found in muddy sediment believed to be 400,000 years old. Flint tools were found around the fossil, which archaeologist believe were used by Stone Age human hunters to kill and butcher the animal. The elephant would have been twice the size as any living elephant. Other large animal bones have also been found near this site, including rhinoceros, buffalo and horses.
Editorial Comment: Fossils of giant animals are found all over the world and are irrefutable evidence that animals once lived in conditions that enabled them to do ‘better’ , both in size and distribution than they can achieve today. This down-sizing in body mass and distribution is the opposite of evolution, but it is what you would expect as one result from the Biblical history of the world. In the beginning the world had a uniform mild climate with lush vegetation and was able to support very large animals. After Noah’s flood the climate became much harsher and humans were given permission to eat meat. Large animals would have been easy to find and kill and as the environment continued to degenerate, many large animals died out completely in some regions of the earth. (Ref. elephant, fossil, giants)