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Showing posts with label Polystrate Fossils. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Polystrate Fossils. Show all posts

Friday, February 5, 2021

Explaining the Petrified Redwood Trees

Trees that are actually made out of rock. They used to be wood long ago, but chemical changes happened. Uniformitarian geologists say these things are found all over the world in situ (they grew there), but this is mere evosplaining. Creation geologists need to do better.

Secular geologists have weak explanations for petrified trees and how they reached their respective locations. It is fair to challenge creationists to explain them.
Credit: US National Park Service / P. Comas
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Petrified trees do not show indications of having grown where they are found. Branches and tops are snapped off, and root systems are absent. Then there are the disparate fossils that secularists cannot explicate, which are almost as troublesome as polystrate tree fossils. Biblical creation geologists have some ideas based on Genesis Flood models that seem to fit the bill.

There are numerous vertical, petrified trees found in sedimentary rocks around the world. The vertical, petrified redwood stumps at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument are a famous example. They have several unusual features that are problematic for an in situ interpretation. In the Florissant Formation, 1,500 insect and spider species fossils and about 260 plant species and pollen have been found. They come from widely diverse environments, yet they are buried together. There is no modern analogue. Some of the fossil species are found alive in subtropical and tropical environments. Some are not native to North America but from distant parts of the globe. The hypothesis that well-preserved fossils are from preservation by biofilms has contradictions. The paleoaltitude is thought to be near the same as it is today, about 2,490 m, but with an anomalous mean annual temperature that was much warmer with very little frost. There are numerous contradictions to the uniformitarian hypothesis. The evidence supports deposition of the organisms, including the vertical redwood stumps, from floating log mats during the Genesis Flood.

You can read the rest of this rather technical article (and see some interesting photos) at "The Florissant redwood trees deposited from a Flood log mat". Allow a "dig me" moment. Today is the tenth anniversary of the Piltdown Superman weblog. Over 2,800 posts and articles on this site alone. Thanks for riding along!



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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Polystrate Fossils and Long-Age Duplicity

Although we discussed polystrate fossils a few months ago (see "Let Me Be Polystrate With You"), it is time to run the subject up the flagpole again and see who salutes it. Like the problems of soft tissues, DNA, and such in dinosaur fossils, assorted rescuing devices are manufactured.


We have seen before that polystrate fossils are a serious problem for secular geologists. Now we can see how they ignore the many problems of these in the Joggins layers.
Original image from GoodFreePhotos / Paula Piccard
The main approach of secular geology is uniformitarianism, but occasionally Janus-faced geologists will invoke catastrophes when their philosophies fail. They have even imagined multiple small floods without evidence instead of the best explanation: the global Genesis Flood. Polystrate fossils are a serious problem, and these are often completely ignored in textbooks and such.

Wikipedia, that font of secularist propaganda, does not have a section on polystrate fossils, but there is a sentence in the fundamentally dishonest section on creationism about what creationists believe. Of course, they wave the fossils off without providing a reasonable explanation for their existence. Up yonder in Nova Scotia is an area called Joggins. There are numerous polystrate fossils there, but they are not mentioned in the Wikipedia section on the fossils there except for a drawing from 1868 of an "upright fossil". Like mainstream news sources, if something is inconvenient for a narrative, it tends to be ignored. That does not make the Flood any less real nor does it support secular geology.
Polystrate fossils punch vertically through multiple layers, or strata, within a geological formation. They have been a mainstay of the debates in geology going all the way back to the earliest days of the deep-time controversy arising in the 18th century. They remain relevant to the discussion today.
In the 1800s, the primary debate over geology was waged between the competing ideologies of uniformitarianism and catastrophism. The former believed in slow gradual processes and long time periods, while the latter believed in rapid processes over short time periods. For a while, uniformitarianism was the dominant view. Today, however, the preferred term by long-age geologists is ‘actualism’, as they have been forced by the overwhelming evidence to abandon strict, classical uniformitarianism (a.k.a. gradualism) and include catastrophes to explain many parts of the geological record.
To read the rest, run on over to "How the Joggins polystrate fossils falsify long ages".




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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Let Me Be Polystrate With You

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

As we have seen, there are numerous problems with particles-to-paleontologist evolution as well as deep-time dogma. Rusty Swingset and his crew at the Darwin Ranch get mighty ornery about all the discoveries of soft tissues and other remnants, but many people overlook polystrate fossils.


Evidence against deep time and supporting the Genesis Flood is plentiful. Polystrate fossils also support the Flood but are often forgotten.
Polystrate tree in Nova Scotia image credit: Wikimedia Commons / Michael C. Rygel (CC by-SA 3.0)
You may want to save this article for reference. Creationists have used polystrate fossils for many years as evidence for the Genesis Flood. Most commonly used are vertical trees in rock layers, often coal seams.

"B-b-b-but Cowboy Bob! We have Wikipedia, Propaganda Talk Origins, strong opinions, and other excuses!"

Like geological theories, rescuing devices and "explanations" for polystrate fossils are contrived. Cognate on it for a spell. The layers are alleged to be millions of years in the making but the tree was considerate enough to stay put and let layers form around it, never mind shifting and other geologic activity. The tree should have broken apart and essentially become unrecognizable. Uniformitarian conjectures (gradual processes over long periods of time) fail.

Did y'all know that it's not just a few trees that appear like this? Maybe if there were just a couple of trees, it would be reasonable to say that further research needs to be done and then move on. Nope. There are many polystrate fossils, and they're not just a few trees. Genesis Flood models from biblical creationists make sense of observed evidence.

Now I'm going to turn you over to Real Science Radio. (As usual, I caution you to avoid Bob Enyart's open theism stuff, but the Real Science Radio section has strong creation science evidence.) There are three recorded broadcasts of about half an hour each The first broadcast linked also has a huge article that has material that would challenge secularists to wave off. As usual, the audio to which I link is free to download or listen online.

The first one with the article is "RSR's List of the Kinds of Polystrate Fossils".
Second, we have a recording plus another article, but this one is shorter, at "RSR's Polys Pt. 2". We conclude with "RSR's Polys Pt. 3". The article with this recording is a duplicate of the previous one. Also, the video below has some interesting points for your edification.




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