Ginkgo Biloba, a Puzzling Living Fossil

Back when Darwin roamed the earth, he called the ginkgo a living fossil. Some organisms with that moniker disappeared from the fossil record, then were found alive and well (such as the coelacanth). Others have remained essentially unchanged over alleged millions of years when compared to their fossils.

A frequent rescuing device when something remains unchanged is stasis: It had no need to evolve. To be blunt, that is a stupid excuse because a lot can happen over all those years. No, one reason it did not change is because the earth is not as old as evolutionists claim.

Gingko leaves in autumn, Wikimedia Commons / Joe Schneid (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Moving on from the living fossil aspect, people can easily find ginkgo biloba supplements in "natural" food stores and in vitamin sections of stores. Like with many health benefit claims, those not fully researched. Coordinated international research would be nice.

Ginkgo is a large, hearty tree. It also has a large genome — bigger than the human genome. Not bad for something that should be "primitive" by evolutionary standards, huh, Charlie? Of course, secularists will not allow for the truth of recent creation, which would explain what they observe in the fossil record and elsewhere.

Ginkgo (or maidenhair) trees are rightly called ‘weeping wonders’ (fig. 1). Their fan-shaped leaves with veins radiating out into the leaf blade are unique (fig. 2). No other leaf design even comes close, so ginkgos are rarely confused with other tree kinds. They can reach heights of up to 35 metres (115 ft).

Although enormous in size, ginkgos (sometimes spelled gingkos or even ginkos) are deep-rooted trees, making them resistant to wind and snow damage. Their resilience to various environmental assaults is legendary. They can withstand insect and fungus attacks as well as pollution that can kill other trees.

To read it all and see the illustrations, click on "Ginkgo: remarkable ‘living fossil’." Most people are not going to harvest nuts from ginkgo trees, but the video below has some interesting information and good pictures.