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How Wood Is Made
March 5, 2021
Arboreal Artistry: The Amazing Talents of Wood Forming Cells By Margaret Helder As the major component of trees, wood seems useful and even beautiful in finished products, but scarcely biologically dramatic. Yet recent research on the development of wood portrays an elaborate ballet which proceeds inside young developing xylem cells. This performance culminates in […]
Diatoms Defy the Evolutionary Endosymbiosis Theory
June 29, 2020
Here's why endosymbiosis cannot explain diatoms – or anything else.
Evolution of Vascular Plants a Kaleidoscope, Not a Tree
June 8, 2020
It takes effort to rearrange pieces from a kaleidoscope into a tree, but evolutionists do that with the "evolution" of vascular plants.
Previous Tetrapod Ancestors Fell Flat, Too
May 12, 2020
Fame and Fortune (cont.): What constitutes a sister taxon to tetrapods? By Margaret Helder, PhD (continued from yesterday) Ever since Prof. Edward Drinker Cope identified a lobe finned fish called Eusthenopteron from Miguasha in Quebec, as a promising ancestor of four footed animals, the question arose as to what features in a fish would […]
Plant Ancestry: Where Are the Lines of Descent? – Part 2
March 30, 2020
In Part 2, Dr Helder explores major differences in land plants from other plants that pose challenges to evolutionary ancestry.
Plant Ancestry – Where are the Lines of Descent? – Part 1
March 27, 2020
A botanist explains why the unique characteristics of land plants defy common ancestry by a Darwinian process.