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
9 thoughts on “Russians Find 30,000 Year Old Plant . . . So Chinese Find 300 Million Year Old Forest”
“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.” That depends, most scientists believe the earth is 4.5 to 4.6 billion years old so the Chines could be very right and have the “last laugh”:)
putin must be visiting china
Tit for tat. Rick Santorum isn’t going to like these latest scientific facts. First, they are from the Chinese and second, they are based on science.
Objection in 1776 form. ie blaming the British.
It was an English bishop who calculated the earth’s age, wasn’t it?
I’m always finding excuses for my relatives; some being malnourished and undereducated believers in fairy tales.
Since they found it while looking for coal, may we assume that, after finding this unique relic, they burned it?
The Biblical account of the age of the earth (my Sears Roebuck version) may not be at odds with items found on earth older than the date given in the Bible for the founding of the Earth. After all, we sometimes get things backswards. When the Earth came together there were parts. Notice how the text speaks in terms of days.. on the 7th Day bla bla, and on the 8th Day Dog! So when Dog put together the pieces, he got them from somewhere else and included things like plants and lychen so that by the 29th day or so there was enough for folks to grub around and make a meal.
Also it depends on your verison of the Bible. The Sears Roebuck version is known to alter thngs so that humanoids can do things such as get away with murder. Go to the Commandments written in stone. There the Sixth Commandment : Thou Shalt Not Kill. No exceptions, no wiggle worm for say The People of the State of Texas to “execute” Joe Bob. Even if Joe Bob killed someone.
So Dog makes two points here: 1. Dont take things in the Sears Roebuck version of the King James Bible too literally, such as the age of the Earth (versus things found on Earth); and, 2. Dont believe things stated in the Sears Roebuck version of the King James Bible that are at odds with the Ten Commandments written in stone.
Just a DogTalkin here.
Might wanna fix that headline – should be “300,000,000 year old forest”
USA philosophy is better understood through pharmacology….enough of that and nothing really matter….
Then those Russian will have to find something older and newer..
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