Atheist Squirrel Science: Russians Grow Fruit From 30,000 Year Old Seeds

Scientists in Russia have announced that they have grown plants from seeds stored away by squirrels over 30,000 years ago in the banks of the Kolmya River in Siberia. The Institute of Cell Biophysics team claims to have raised plants of Silene stenophylla from the squirrel leavings. Of course, what they really found was a den of atheist squirrels since various presidential candidates and religious figures have agreed that the Earth is only 5000 to 6000 years old.

Conversely, those godly scientists at Masada in Israel held the prior record of growing date palm seeds stored for 2,000 years at Masada in Israel — well within the creationist time frame.

The scientists describe how the fruit was found in burrows “at depths of 20-40m from the present day surface and located in layers containing bones of large mammals such as mammoth, woolly rhinoceros, bison, horse, deer, and other representatives of fauna from the age of mammoths, as well as plant remains.”

Even at 5000 years, it would be pretty impressive. However, the results fell a bit short of a Jurassic Moment. The ancient plant looked pretty much the same as the same plant found outside around the dig. The old plant merely had only slight differences, but the scientists were unable to study them because as soon as it bloomed a ticked off squirrel ran in and took it back to the burrow.

Source: BBC

15 thoughts on “Atheist Squirrel Science: Russians Grow Fruit From 30,000 Year Old Seeds”

  1. Thanks to MESPO for the links to the Indiana lawmaker-vs-Girl Scouts story. Does Prof. Turley think the smear campaign against the Girl Scouts merits a libel suit? I do. BTW I found online the International Planned Parenthood Foundation pamphlet that Rep. Morris railed against. “Happy, Healthy and Hot” exists, all right – but it’s targeted to young women living with HIV, meaning women who’ve already been sexually active.
    And according to a recent Washington Post column, the pamphlet has never been distributed by the Girl Scouts.

  2. OS:

    “Frankly, you are right. They remind me of the running joke on the old “Life of Riley” radio program: “Don’t confuse me with facts; my head is made up.”


    Reading tonight, as I often do, the letters of Thomas Jefferson, I found this little piece of advice to his grandson, Thomas Jefferson Randolph, which meshes so perfectly with your sentiment:

    In the fevered state of our country, no good can ever result from any attempt to set one of these fiery zealots to rights, either in fact or principle. They are determined as to the facts they will believe, and the opinions on which they will act. Get by them, therefore, as you would by an angry bull: it is not for a man of sense to dispute the road with such an animal. You will be more exposed than others to have these animals shaking their horns at you, because of the relation in which you stand with me. Full of political venom, and willing to see me and to hate me as a chief in the antagonist party, your presence will be to them what the vomit-grass is to the sick dog, a nostrum for producing ejaculation. Look upon them exactly with that eye, and pity them as objects to whom you can administer only occasional ease. My character is not within their power. It is in the hands of my fellow-citizens at large, and will be consigned to honor or infamy by the verdict of the republican mass of our country, according to what themselves will have seen, not what their enemies and mine shall have said. Never, therefore, consider these puppies in politics as requiring any notice from you, and always show, that you are not afraid to leave my character to the umpirage of public opinion. Look steadily to the pursuits which have carried you to Philadelphia, be very select in the society you attach yourself to, avoid taverns, drinkers, smokers, idlers, and dissipated persons generally; for it is with such that broils and contentions arise; and you will find your path more easy and tranquil.
    (November 24, 1808)

  3. Frankly, you are right. They remind me of the running joke on the old “Life of Riley” radio program: “Don’t confuse me with facts; my head is made up.”

  4. mr ed:

    ” My brother-in-law knows that the planet is only 6,000 years old.”


    Would that be the jackass side of the family?

  5. OS, no, sadly, it won’t shake them at all. Their response will be more of the same drivel they spew when scientist present bones that are a million years old. And, because God speaks to them directly, they cannot be wrong so troubling thoughts dissolve in a mist of faith without reason.

  6. As a Chris follower (Chris In The Morning) it is my understanding that on the Eighth Day God Created Dog. Humans can thus communicate with God through Dog. Simply go online and connect to and then spell your message in the message box backwards. The last word in the sentence is sequenced first and spell the last words backwards. Etcetera or Et tu Brutu.
    One must sign the email as a Dog.

    Just a dog talkin

  7. This is going to make fundiloon head’s explode.

    I am sure the fundiloons will have a ‘logical’ explanation.

  8. Thank you. As a Christ follower I take a more metaphorical view of Bibical Creation. I am happy that God endowed people with the powers of observation and reason to delve into the physical world and learn it’s mysteries. I see those who limit the Earth to 7,000 years as trying to limit God and speak with the authority of God, bah!

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