PINE CLONES DEFY EVOLUTIONARY DOGMA that says biodiversity is the essential driving force for evolution. The pines are the Wollemi Pine – a tree thought to be extinct for 120 million years but found to be alive and well in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Australia. Two separate stands of these were discovered in 1994 and since then seedlings have been grown from them. Plant geneticists compared the DNA of trees in the two stands and the seedlings and found they are all identical even though the two stands are too far away from one another for interbreeding. Seedlings should show evidence of the re-mixing of genes that occurs with every new generation. (Sydney Morning Herald, 1 July, 2000.)
ED. COM. This finding is not a problem if the pines have only been there for thousands of years instead of the 120 million years claimed by evolutionists. (Ref. Wollemi, pine, genes)
Click Wollemi Fossil Pine close up for more detailed fossil image.
AUSSIE ‘JURASSIC’ TREE takes root in London, reports ABC News Wednesday May 11, 2005. A ‘Jurassic’ tree dating from the dinosaur age and long thought to have been extinct for 200 million years has been planted at a park in London by British wildlife expert Sir David Attenborough.
One of the rarest trees in the world, the Wollemi Pine was found in Australia by a national parks officer, David Noble, in 1994. The discovery astonished botanists worldwide who had thought the tree died out millions of years ago.
“How marvellous and exciting that we should have discovered this rare survivor from such an ancient past,” Sir David said as the tree went on public display at Kew Gardens. “It is romantic, I think, that something has survived 200 million years unchanged,” he said.
Tony Kirkham, head of the arboretum at Kew, was one of the people allowed to see the tree in its natural habitat in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. “In botanic terms, it is like a zoologist going out and finding a live dinosaur somewhere, a Tyrannosaurus Rex,” he said.
ED.COM. Attenborough has done it again. He holds all the evidence in his hands and even makes the observation Wollemi Pines have not changed, and then shoots his mouth off about everything evolving every week on TV worldwide. Sadly, he is a good example of Romans 1:20-22 “For the invisible things of God from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that men are without excuse. Because, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were they thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,” KJVm (Ref. kind, equilibrium, creation)
ELLIOTASAURUS was found in pit about 8m long and, 2m deep about 80 minutes drive from Winton, Australia reports The Courier Mail 6th July 2002 p31. “Elliot is the biggest dinosaur yet found in Australia. A long-necked brontosaurus-type of herbivore, similar in size to anything found in Africa or North America, it is estimated to have been up to 21m long. Last October, Queensland Museum announced Elliot’s existence, but not until this week, when Dr Steve Salisbury’s hunch to dig deeper paid off, has the real impact been realised….The Courier Mail was fortunate enough to be driven to the secret location just a couple of hours after (the) find. The atmosphere crackled with excitement and anticipation as the volunteers found more fossils as the day progressed. A complete vetebra. Bones of a foot. And all around on the rock, wonderfully preserved remains of the foliage the dinosaurs had eaten plus perfect impressions of small pine cones, similar to those on Australia’s living fossil the Wollemi pine found growing in the Blue Mountains near Sydney in 1994.”ED. COM. How good is your maths – Wollemi pine are still here – Dinosaurs are gone. Doesn’t it seem as if extinction is the real history of life – then, just as now – and not evolution. Just a thought…! (Ref. dinosaurs, Australia, Elliot)
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