Evosplaining Denisovan Plant Fossils

If you want to use some expensive words and show off, go on a nature hike and point to a fern and mention that it is a seedless vascular plant. There are several kinds of these plants in existence, and paleontologists at the Darwin Ranch were thrilled about diverse fossilized specimens.

Scientists referred to those seedless vascular plants as "primitive", but as indicated earlier, such things are in existence today. And they are not primitive. They are, in fact, efficient wetland dwellers.

Plant fossils like Cooksonia were evosplained as being primitive, but there were many details left hanging. Creation Science models of the Genesis Flood make sense of data.
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They had some serious problems with the plants. The most notable is that they were found in a very south latitude, and it was far too cold and much of the year had insufficient light for their growth. Issues like these were not mentioned in the research paper. In addition, the plants were fossilized in a layer that was rich in sand that includes marine creatures. When a creation science Genesis Flood model is applied, the observations make sense.

Scientists recently discovered a diverse assemblage of fossils in South Africa claimed to be some of the earliest land plants. Known as seedless vascular plants, the fossils were determined to be from early Devonian system strata. Most shockingly, secular paleogeography models indicate these plants grew at about 75 degrees South Latitude, very close to the South Pole!

Discovered in 2015 during the expansion of the Mpofu Dam in South Africa, the fossil plants are in a rock unit known as the Baviaanskloof Formation. The scientists found a total of 15 species of plants, including three new varieties.

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