Tropical Trees Found in Antarctica

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Posted on November 16, 2013 in Amazing Facts, Botany, Dating Methods, Fossils

Fossilized stumps of tropical trees show that Antarctica was once forested.

A photo of a tree stump stick sticking out of the ice begins a report on Live Science about “weird forests” that once sprouted in the land of the midnight sun.  Leaf impressions and tests of carbon by the University of Kansas show that a mix of deciduous and evergreen trees once grew here.  The stumps are estimated to be late Permian in age according to the evolutionary timescale (250 million years old).   Researchers can examine the wood cell patterns under the microscope to try to resolve how trees grew without sun for half the year.

In order for forests to have grown on this now icy continent, evolutionists surmise that “Some 250 million years ago, during the late Permian and early Triassic, the world was a greenhouse, much hotter than it is today.”

They can’t blame that on man-caused global warming.  That’s 248 million years before the first cave campfires, according to the grand myth.  Before the Flood, more of the climate was habitable, probably due to a thicker atmosphere and higher pressure.  Fossils reveal many species of plants and animals larger than they are today.

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rockyway November 16, 2013

From the article;
“But Antarctica was still at a high latitude, meaning that just as today, the land is bathed in round-the-clock darkness during winter and 24/7 light in the summer.”

I don’t see how that is possible. It would seem to me (complete amateur) that Antarctica was Not as the same latitude in its forested days… or perhaps (though this seems more dubious to me) the axis tilt was different.

- When the author says that, “A. was still at a high altitude,” they mean that according to textbook theory it was… but it would seem there’s data here that don’t fit in with the theory. We don’t see this happening in our day, and all we know says that it’s impossible. Either there’s something rather startling that we don’t know (i.e. about trees and photosynthesis) or something very wrong with the Grand theory.

- If a tree falls in a forest, and there’s only Darwinists around to hear it, will it make a sound?

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