One of the more remarkable discoveries reported towards the end of this year is an ancient mummified forest with well-preserved seedpods, leaves, and logs pretty deep in the Canadian Arctic. Scientists were on a mission to find out what impact with supposedly man-made global warming was having. The mummified trees were dated with an evolutionary assumption of 2 to 8 million years old.
What is very interesting about this story, the trees could still rot today! In fact, Science Daily reports…
“They also suspect that many more mummified forests could emerge across North America as Arctic ice continues to melt. As the wood is exposed and begins to rot, it could release significant amounts of methane and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere — and actually boost global warming.”
Another very interesting aspect, the mummified forest resembles one we observe today hundreds of miles further south which indicates the Arctic was in a much warmer period. Scientists needed to rescue these young looking items in light of evolution by going beyond the science. They suggested a rapid burial happened with a landslide being the cause but lacked an answer on how many landslides must be would be cover enough rotting mummified trees to raise concerns about greenhouse gases. However, the lack of answer is least of it’s problems with details on landslides mummifying a forest rather this fact, no living material can last forever in its original state, unless replaced by minerals, as in petrification and fossilization. This is real wood that one could burn in a fireplace and could also rot!
“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….”
These trees are not that old in reality (neither were the dinosaurs bones with blood vessels discovered last year) only in these scientists imagination based on a faulty framework. Suggesting petrification or fossilization can be defied because it’s the only way to explain why real wood being able to last millions of years without minerals replacing its original form. This is not science rather its forcing the data into a particular framework.