Sometimes the Chinese are sooooo competitive. On the heels of the announcement of Russian scientists that they have grown a plant from 30,000 old seeds, Chinese scientists have announced that they have found an entire 300-million-year-old peat-forming forest at a site near Wuda, China. Of course, Americans have had the last laugh but pointing out that the Earth is only 5000-6000 years old, according to Creation Science and many of our leaders.
The forest was found as part of China’s coal exploitation industry which is ripping the surface off much of the country.
The forest uncovered by the company shows perfectly preserved leaves, branches, trunks and cones from 298 million years ago. The forest was covered in volcanic ash and left intact. It is being called the “Pompeii of the Permian period” . . . which would presumably make the Russian discover the “Potted plant of Middle Paleolithic period.”
Some of the trees actually have leaves attached and include some trees that are 80 feet tall. These trees were part of the super-continent Pangaea — if you accept scientific over biblical accounts.
Source: ZME Science