Powerful Plants and Flood Recovery

Although it may take quite a while, plants find the nutrients they need. They also have a habit of growing and reclaiming land and getting into the foundations of buildings. I remember one time when the sewage for a house had backed up because a tree root had grown into the pipe. Plants are persistent things.

They also play a big part in biblical creation science models. It is reasonable to use what is observed today regarding living things and expect that they acted much the same way in the past, yes? Creationists present evidence for the Genesis Flood, but it is understandable to wonder how plants played a part in the earth's recovery in the aftermath.

After disasters and volcanic islands form, plants arrive on the scene and begin to thrive. Even if it means sinking roots into quartzite.
Banding in quartzite image credit: Flickr / James St. John (CC BY 2.0)
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Back in 1980, Mt. St. Helens provided evidence for Flood geology in a big way, and its recovery also supports creation science. In a similar manner, newly-formed islands like Nishinoshima and Surtsey have been gaining life. Although there is less devastation after a forest fire, life returns. In all cases, plants have played an important part in bringing life to these areas.

Plants get nutrients, even if it means they have to resort to getting them from minerals. In this case, quartzite. (Besides, evolutionists believe that life evolved from rocks.) This surprising phenomenon adds support for post-Flood life in nature.

Once the continents emerged above water during the Recessional stage of the Flood, plants likely started growing on the newly exposed land. Log and vegetation mats that contained seeds, spores, and plant debris including roots would have been left on the new land. These mats would also have floated on the oceans for many years after the Flood, dispersing animals and vegetation to many land areas.

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Plants and trees can recover fast on devastated land. Despite dire predictions of a long-lasting sterile landscape, the recovery of Mount St Helens after the 1980 eruption shocked scientists and demonstrated to the world just how fast nature can recover after a disaster.

To drill down into the full article, see "Plants feeding on quartzite support rapid plant growth after the Flood". Four quartzites = 1 gallonzite.

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