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LIVING FOSSILS

Plant fossil specimens -1

Plant fossil specimens

Astronium Flower

Astronium Flower

Period: Eocene

Age: 50 million years

Region: USA

As can be seen in this plant; if a life form survives unchanged for 50 million years, then it is impossible to speak of that life form “evolving”. When we look at the fossil record we see that all life forms have remained the same for millions of years since they were first created. Evolutionists insist on ignoring this and continue to serve up biased and inaccurate information as if they were unaware of this fact. But the excavations carried out by themselves in person over the last 150 years and the hundreds of millions of fossils unearthed prove beyond doubt that evolution never took place.

Sassafras Leaf

Sassafras Leaf

Sassafras Leaf

Period: Miocene

Age: 23-5 million years

Region: Spain

The greatest dilemma facing the proponents of the scenario of the evolution of plants is how the first plant cell might have evolved. They also have no answer to the question of how the first plant developed from a single cell, and then the thousands of varieties of plants from that one plant. There exists not one single transitional fossil to point to any such evolution; there are no primitive plant fossils with half-formed organs or systems. Neither is there any evidence that one plant was the ancestor of another. Therefore, the evolutionary charts produced regarding plants are entirely imaginary, and there is nothing scientific about them.

Mountain Ash Leaf (Sorbus Aucuparia)

Sorbus Aucuparia

Period: Miocene

Age: 10 million years

Region: Hungary

The fossils in our possession show that plants appeared suddenly on Earth, and independently of one another. The Cambridge University evolutionist Prof. Dr. Edred Corner admits this in the words:

“I still think that, to the unprejudiced, the fossil record of plants is in favour of special creation. … Can you imagine how an orchid, a duckweed, and a palm have come from the same ancestry, and have we any evidence for this assumption? The evolutionist must be prepared with an answer, but I think that most would break down before an inquisition.” (Dr. Eldred Corner, Evolution in Contemporary Botanical Thought, Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1961, p. 97)

Acacia Flower

Acacia Flower

Period: Oligocene

Age: 25 million years

Region: Dominican Republic

All plants have characteristics particular to their own species. Their colors, tastes, shapes and ways of reproducing are all different. Leaves from all over the world have the mechanisms for making photosynthesis. Matchless transport systems exist in leaves everywhere in the world. These irreducibly complex mechanisms cannot, as evolutionists claim, have come about by chance.

This all leads us to one conclusion. Like all living things, leaves were created and all their mechanisms have existed fully formed since the moment they were first created.

Katsura Tree Leaf

Katsura Tree Leaf

Period: Paleocene

Age: 58 million years

Region: Montana, USA

All the structures possessed by leaves are of vital importance. Flawlessly functioning systems like those in existence today need to be  present all together for a plant to live and reproduce. These structures cannot, therefore, come into being gradually. All the fossil plants that have been found confirm that they have had the same perfect structures since plants first appeared on Earth. One of these is the 85-million-year-old katsura tree leaf, shown in the picture, which has come down to the present day with all its details preserved.

Auracarian Cone

Auracarian Cone

Period: Cretaceous

Age: 125 million years

Region: Santana Formation, Brazil

A huge number of very different species are living on the Earth. These life forms are equipped with ever more complex features that totally do away with Darwinism. Darwinists are totally unable to account for this; flawless fossils of these living things that have survived millions of years down to the present day leave them literally speechless.

Fossils of living things that lived millions of years in the past show that living things never evolved and that the theory of evolution is devoid of any supporting evidence and a totally invalid theory. With their complex equipment and characteristics unique to their own species, living things that lived millions of years ago, and those living today, are all miracles created by Allah.

Conifer Twig

Conifer Twig

Period: Cretaceous

Age: 125 million years

Region: Santana Formation, Brazil

All the details in this 125-million-year-old conifer twig shown top left and overleaf are clear to see, and there is obviously no difference between it and present-day specimens.

Evolutionist works are full of passages and statements that effectively admit the insoluble dilemma confronting Darwinists in the face of the fossil record. One such passage comes from George Gaylord Simpson:

“Where, then, are the intermediate forms which represent the greater part of the history of evolution? They are nowhere to be found. This is the most striking and, to evolutionists, the most perplexing gap in the fossil record.” (Simpson, G.G., The Meaning of Evolution, Bantam Books, Inc., New York, 1971, pp. 16-19; Axelrod, Daniel I., Science, 128, 4 July 1958, p. 7.)

Currant Leaf

Currant Leaf

Period: Miocene

Age: 23 - 5 million years

Region: Nevada, USA

No specimen of a semi-developed fossil with features belonging to two different species has ever been found in any excavation. And this is the greatest problem confronting the theory of evolution. Charles Darwin, the founder of the theory, was also aware of this and knew that the theory was built on rotten foundations. Darwin's admission on the subject reads:

“... Why, if species have descended from other species by insensibly fine gradations, do we not everywhere see innumerable transitional forms? Why is not all nature in confusion instead of the species being, as we see them, well defined?… But, as by this theory innumerable transitional forms must have existed, why do we not find them embedded in countless numbers in the crust of the Earth?… Why then is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against my theory.” (Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species, s. 172, 280)

American Sweet Gum Fruit

American Sweet Gum Fruit

Period: Eocene

Age: 54-37 million years

Region: Green River Formation, USA

Just as Darwin admitted, there is no such thing as a transitional fossil. Darwinists are in a state of shock. Darwin’s prophecy has come true. Scientific advances have revealed that natural selection is not an evolutionary force, that living things have exceedingly complex genetic structures, that no random intervention in these structures is possible and that life can never emerge from inanimate matter.

These are things that Darwin never knew. In addition, after the fossil record, the second greatest dilemma facing Darwinists is how they are unable to give rise to even a single protein. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE for a protein – the fundamental building block of the cell - that cannot be manufactured in the laboratory, TO FORM BY CHANCE. These facts all represent the collapse of Darwinism.

Apricot Leaf

Apricot Leaf

Period: Eocene

Age: 50 million years

Region: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Just like those living today, apricot trees living 50 million years ago also blossomed and produced fruit. These fossils, showing that apricot trees have never changed over 50 million years, are some of the clearest evidence that evolution never happened.

Rhus Leaf

Rhus Leaf

Period: Oligocene

Age: 30 million years

Region: France

What Darwin said 150 years ago has come true and, as Darwin admitted in the 19th century, it has indeed emerged that no such thing as a transitional fossil exists.

More than 350 million fossils have been discovered in innumerable geological strata yet not a single one is a transitional fossil. More than 350 million fossils reveal that nature is not, as Darwin predicted, in a state of disorder, but on the contrary is full of perfect, complete and fully formed organisms. It has been realized that there are no transitional fossils in any geological structure or stratum pointing to a supposed link between living things. These facts have demolished Darwinism in the 21st century.

Dipterocarpaceae Leaf

Dipterocarpaceae

Period: Miocene

Age: 20 million years

Region: Indonesia

Mark Ridley (Zoologist, Oxford University):

“In any case, no real evolutionist ... uses the fossil record as evidence in favor of the theory of evolution as opposed to special creation...” (Mark Ridley, "Who Doubts Evolution?," New Scientist, Vol. 90; June 25, 1981, p. 831)

Darwinists should carefully analyze these statements by scientists who, like them, believe in the theory of evolution, and should abandon such a false theory in the light of millions of scientific findings that utterly refute evolution.

Sumac Leaf

Sumac Leaf

Period: Eocene

Age: 45 million years

Region: Green River Formation, USA

Plants have been making photosynthesis in the same way they do today for millions of years. They possessed hydraulic systems powerful enough to crack concrete, pumps that can raise water absorbed from the soil many meters in height and chemical factories that manufacture food for living things. Plants were created hundreds of millions of years ago. Their Creator, Allah, Lord of the Worlds, continues to create them today. Mankind has tried to understand these miracles of creation in plants using the most advanced means made available by modern technology, but it is still impossible to produce even a single species of plant from nothing. Allah reveals this truth in Surat an-Naml:

He Who created the heavens and the earth and sends down water for you from the sky by which We make luxuriant gardens grow – you could never make their trees grow. Is there another god besides Allah? No indeed, but they are people who equate others with Him! (Qur’an, 16:60)

Araucaria Cone

Araucaria Cone

Period: Jurassic

Age: 206 - 144 million years

Region: Argentina

Many coniferous trees have leathery leaves which they do not shed. A waxy coating on the leaf surface reduces water loss through evaporation, and this resistance prevents the leaves from falling or the withering of the plant due to water pressure. In addition, most coniferous trees have needle-like leaves that are highly resistant to cold. The resistance of leaves is important, because whenever the weather conditions are suitable the plant immediately starts making photosynthesis and storing nutrients.

The araucaria cone in the pictures also possesses these features and this fossil proves that the plants have come down unchanged to the present day from 206 to 144 million years ago.

Redbud Leaf

Redbud Leaf

Period: Eocene

Age: 50 million years

Region: Cache Creek Formation, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

In terms of both general structure, and also when examined microbiologically, leaves can be seen to have highly detailed and complex systems planned in every way in order to provide the greatest energy production possible. In order to be able to manufacture energy, the leaf needs to receive heat and carbon dioxide from the external environment. All the structures in leaves are arranged in order that these two elements can easily be obtained. For example, leaves have broad surfaces and this facilitates the exchanges of gas necessary for photosynthesis (processes such as the absorption of carbon dioxide and the emission of oxygen).

All plant leaves have had these features since the moment they first came into being and none has ever acquired them as the result of blind chance. Allah has created them with great wisdom, together with their wondrous properties.

Basswood Leaf

Basswood Leaf

Period: Eocene

Age: 50 million years

Region: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Leaves are both plants’ power plants that manufacture  energy, factories that produce their food and also laboratories that carry out important reactions, and these laboratories have been functioning perfectly for millions of years. The 50-million-year-old fossil basswood leaf that has survived unchanged for 50 million years also has exactly the same features as those living today.

Conifer Cone

Conifer Cone

Period: Oligocene

Age: 28 - 23 million years

Region: Bad Kreunach, Germany

Living fossils are evidence that strikingly refutes the theory of evolution’s claim of “gradual development.” The reason why such fossils are known as “living fossils” is that despite being millions of years old, they are identical to specimens living today.

One example of this fact is the 28 to 23-million-year-old fossil conifer in the picture. (www.fossil-museum.com)

Mahogany Leaf

Mahogany Leaf

Period: Eocene

Age: 50 million years

Region: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

This fossil, which shows that mahogany trees have not changed at all over the last 50 million years, is concrete evidence that evolution never happened. This state has never altered with any of the fossil plants discovered to date, and we now know that plants have been exactly the same for millions of years. The failure to unearth a single fossil to support evolutionists’ claims places Darwinists in a state of terrible despair.

Conifer Cone

Conifer Cone

Period: Oligocene

Age: 28-23 million years

Region: Germany

Everything in the flawless reproductive systems in conifer cones with their aerodynamic structure is very finely planned and based on the most delicate calculations, in a similar way to how rockets fix onto their targets. Many details are involved, such as the direction of the air current, the cones’ differing densities and the shape of the leaves. For example, the symmetrical arrangement of the leaves around the conifer cone help incoming pollen to stick to it. The leaves around pine cones, on the other hand, decelerate the air flow and allows more pollen to land on the cone.

The way that a cone can be fertilized using such detailed information only takes place through the sublime and matchless creation of Omniscient and Almighty Allah.

Turkey Oak Leaf

Turkey Oak Leaf

Period: Pliocene

Age: 5.1 - 1.8 million years

Region: Bulgaria

Plants are magnificent life forms, with photosynthesis systems that turn light into food and that constantly produce energy and oxygen, with mechanisms that cleanse nature and establish an ecological balance and aesthetic properties that speak to human beings, such as taste, smell and color.

Today only some 10,000 species of plants, which have matchless systems for very beneficial purposes, have been studied; however, that research has shown that every plant possesses the most amazing features of creation.

Evolutionists simply have no logical and scientific response to the question of how plants first appeared. As with other matters, the only account they can come up with for the existence of plants is purely imaginary scenarios. It is Almighty Allah, the Creator of the Earth and sky and all that lies between, Who creates plants.

Astonium, Leguminosae, Oreopanax Leaves

Astonium, Leguminosae, Oreopanax Leaves

Leguminosae leaf

Astonium flower

Oroepanax leaf

Astonium flower

Leguminosae leaf

Oroepanax leaf

Period: Eocene

Age: 54 - 37 million years

Region: Green River Formation, Utah, USA

Chester A. Arnold was a professor of botany at the University of Michigan who researches  fossil plants. In his book An Introduction to Paleobotany he says:

“As yet we have not been able to trace the phylogenetic history of a single group of modern plants from its beginning to the present.” (Chester A. Arnold, An Introduction to Paleobotany, New York: Mc Graw-Hill, 1947, p. 7.)

As can be seen from statements by evolutionists, there is not a single piece of scientific evidence that plants appeared as a result of  evolution. Plants appear suddenly in the fossil record, with similar characteristics to those of present-day plants. And this shows that, like other life forms, they were created.

American Sweet Gum Fruit

American Sweet Gum Fruit

Period: Eocene

Age: 54-37 million years

Region: Green River Formation, USA

Fossils are essentially bodies containing all the details concerning the relevant plant, its every branch and leaf, the number of those leaves, their shape, what color the bark will be and how thick, the width and number of the tubes carrying nutrients and water, the height of the plant, whether or not it produces fruit and if it does, the tastes, scents, shapes and color of those fruits. And just like the plants they belong to, they have remained unchanged for millions of years.

 

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