An Ancient and Alien Forest Reconstructed: A challenge for young earth creationism

Reconstruction of a 300 million year old permian forest found in China. None of the plants in this forest exist today though some fern-like trees have similarities to modern day tree ferns.

Recent studies (see references below) of multiple intact fossilized forests provide a very detailed account of the presence of an seemingly alien forest that was found multiple locations across the entire globe at some point in the past.  A forest completely devoid of the presence of any flowering plants such as oaks, maples and beech […]

Forests During the Age of the Dinosaurs – A Cretaceous Reconstruction

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Continuing on with the theme of the last several posts which examined reconstructions of fossil forests here are the results of another research paper released this past week (reference below).  In this study the authors examined records of more than 2200 fossilized wood collections just from Cretaceous aged rocks at locations all around the world.  […]

The Lost World Of New York: Another Ancient Forest Reconstruction

March 1 cover of Nature magazine.  The image is an artistic reconstruction of what a 390 million year old forest preserved in a New York quarry would have looked like.

A quick note about another report of a fossilized forest that has been described. Last week it was PNAS that had the big story of a the “Permian Pompeii,” a fossil forest reconstructed in China which I discussed in “An Ancient and Alien Forest Reconstructed.” Not more than a week later the magazine “Nature” is highlighting the description of a another reconstructed forest.

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