CLONES DEFY EVOLUTIONARY DOGMA that says biodiversity is the
essential driving force for evolution. The pines are the Wollemi
Pine – a tree thought to be extinct for 120 million years
but found to be alive and well in the Blue Mountains west of
Sydney, Australia. Two separate stands of these were discovered
in 1994 and since then seedlings have been grown from them.
Plant geneticists compared the DNA of trees in the two stands
and the seedlings and found they are all identical even though
the two stands are too far away from one another for interbreeding.
Seedlings should show evidence of the re-mixing of genes that
occurs with every new generation. (Sydney Morning Herald, 1
com. This finding is not a problem if the pines have only
been there for thousands of years instead of the 120 million
years claimed by evolutionists. (Ref. Wollemi, pine, genes)
News 20th May 2005
TREE takes root in London, reports ABC News Wednesday May
11, 2005. A 'Jurassic' tree dating from the dinosaur age and
long thought to have been extinct for 200 million years has
been planted at a park in London by British wildlife expert
Sir David Attenborough.
One of the rarest
trees in the world, the Wollemi Pine was found in Australia
by a national parks officer, David Noble, in 1994. The discovery
astonished botanists worldwide who had thought the tree died
out millions of years ago.
and exciting that we should have discovered this rare survivor
from such an ancient past," Sir David said as the tree
went on public display at Kew Gardens. "It is romantic,
I think, that something has survived 200 million years unchanged,"
Tony Kirkham, head
of the arboretum at Kew, was one of the people allowed to
see the tree in its natural habitat in the Blue Mountains,
west of Sydney. "In botanic terms, it is like a zoologist
going out and finding a live dinosaur somewhere, a Tyrannosaurus
Rex," he said.
Attenborough has done it again. He holds all the evidence
in his hands and even makes the observation Wollemi Pines
have not changed, and then shoots his mouth off about everything
evolving every week on TV worldwide. Sadly, he is a good example
of Romans 1:20-22 "For the invisible things of God from
the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood
by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead;
so that men are without excuse. Because, when they knew God,
they glorified him not as God, neither were they thankful;
but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart
was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became
fools," KJVm (Ref. kind, equilibrium, creation)
News 24th July 2002
found in pit about 8m long and, 2m deep about 80 minutes drive
from Winton, Australia reports The Courier Mail 6th July 2002
p31. "Elliot is the biggest dinosaur yet found in Australia.
A long-necked brontosaurus-type of herbivore, similar in size
to anything found in Africa or North America, it is estimated
to have been up to 21m long. Last October, Queensland Museum
announced Elliot's existence, but not until this week, when
Dr Steve Salisbury's hunch to dig deeper paid off, has the
real impact been realised....
The Courier Mail
was fortunate enough to be driven to the secret location just
a couple of hours after (the) find. The atmosphere crackled
with excitement and anticipation as the volunteers found more
fossils as the day progressed. A complete vetebra. Bones of
a foot. And all around on the rock, wonderfully preserved
remains of the foliage the dinosaurs had eaten plus perfect
impressions of small pine cones, similar to those on Australia's
living fossil the Wollemi pine found growing in the Blue Mountains
near Sydney in 1994."
ED. COM. How good
is your maths - Wollemi pine are still here - Dinosaurs are
gone. Doesn't it seem as if extinction is the real history
of life - then, just as now - and not evolution. Just a thought...!
(Ref. dinosaurs, Australia, Elliot)