Saturday, February 19, 2011

Mummified trees found in Arctic can't be millions of years old

How could these mummified trees be millions of years old, since they are not fossilized? What we are seeing are trees that were buried catastrophically by landslides ... during Noah's global flood!!

Selections from Mummified trees found in Arctic, Creation-Evolution Headlines, December 2010.

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Like Narnian children finding a zoo of lifeless stone statues in the White Witch’s wintry realm, scientists have come across frozen trees, leaves and seed pods deep in the Canadian arctic, Quttinirpaaq National Park on Ellesmere Island. “The dry, frigid site is now surrounded by glaciers and is completely treeless,” said National Geographic News. What deep magic left this mummified forest “exquisitely preserved”? The scientific wizards say it was a landslide, up to 10 million years ago.

National Geographic News says “The mummified trees were likely preserved so long because they were buried quickly by landslides and thus protected from air and water, which hastens decomposition.”

But can it protect them for millions of years? How many landslides must be invoked to cover enough rotting mummified trees to raise concerns about greenhouse gases? Even so, no living material lasts forever in its original state, unless replaced by minerals, as in petrification and fossilization. This is real wood.

“When we started pulling leaves out of the soil, that was surreal, to know that it’s millions of years old and that you can hold it in your hand,” one of the researchers announced to the American Geophysical Union last week. A colleague familiar with fossil forests called this find “extraordinary,” speaking of “Finding wood that is millions of years old in such good condition—almost as if you just picked it up from the forest floor....”

The millions of years exist only in their imagination. So tenacious are their faith in millions/billions of years, they cannot see the trees for the forest, or the forest for the trees—the dogma is so thick that you can't see through it unless you are outside it. These trees are not that old. Neither are the dinosaur bones with blood vessels intact. Why do they tell such tales?

They must keep the tale going, because they live in a fantasyland, the world of Blarneya, where it is always winter and never Christmas. They like it that way, because they serve the White Beard, who rules Blarneya with an iron fist. The Chronicles of Blarneya stretch backward and forward billions of years, they teach the children, turning their minds to stone.

(also published in Creation Matters, a publication of Creation Research Society, Volume 15, Number 6, November/December 2010, to appear at

References (selected)

Inman, M. (2010, December 17) Mummified Forest Found on Treeless Arctic Island. National Geographic Daily News. Retrieved December 19, 2010, from

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