Amazing Fern Fossil Troubles Evolutionary Timelines

There was a time when fossils were explained as impressions in rocks of things that died, were gradually covered, then the sediment turned to stone. If the teacher had time, we were told about petrification as well. With modern technology and scientific advances, fossils are a treasure trove of information. The insistence on gradual processes over millions of years has persisted, defying actual thought.

A fossil fern has been examined, and it is amazingly detailed. Scientists can even look at spores, chromosomes and cells that were caught in the middle of division! Does this support gradual, long-time fossil making? Is there any sign of evolution between this fossil and modern ferns? Not hardly! While the scientists admit to a rapid burial, they arbitrarily assigned an age to the fossil, and it still manages to disrupt their timeline. The best explanation for this fossil is in terms of the biblical creationist model from the Great Flood of Genesis.
Researchers from Lund University and the Swedish Museum of Natural History have described a fossil fern so well preserved that cell nuclei and individual chromosomes could be identified.

A farmer Gustav Andersson collected the fossil near Korsaröd in central Skåne, Sweden, in the 1960s, and donated it to the museum.

Recently the fossil came to the attention of researchers Vivi Vajda, Benjamin Bomfleur, and Stephen McLoughlin, who studied the fern using different microscopic techniques, X-rays and geochemical analysis. They published their findings in the journal Science.
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