first_img“Plant fossils give first real picture of earliest Neotropical rainforests,” announced a press release from University of Florida.  The fossils from Colombia show that “many of the dominant plant families existing in today’s Neotropical rainforests – including legumes, palms, avocado and banana – have maintained their ecological dominance despite major changes in South America’s climate and geological structure.”    The team found 2,000 megafossil specimens from the Paleocene, said to be 58 million years old.  This is only 5 to 8 million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs according to conventional dating.  “The new study provides evidence Neotropical rainforests were warmer and wetter in the late Paleocene than today but were composed of the same plant families that now thrive in rainforests.”  The press release says that the fossil record from neotropical rain forests has been “almost nonexistent” – but now, it is evident that modern plant families existed then.  “We have the fossils to prove this,” one said.  “The foundations of the Neotropical rainforests were there 58 million years ago.”    The only difference between modern rainforests and the fossil record is more diversity now.  But since identification of species can only be made to the genus level, there may be some subjectivity in that judgment.  An earlier team also found the skeleton of a giant snake at the open coal pit mine – Titanoboa.  “Like Titanoboa, which is clearly related to living boas and anacondas, the ancient forest of northern Colombia had similar families of plants as we see today in that ecosystem.”    In a related story, Live Science pushed the “oldest known spider web” back another 4 million years (cf. 06/23/2006).  The web material, encased in amber, not only proves that spiders had the web-making equipment as far back as the fossil record shows, but that it has continued with little change for 140 million years according to the consensus dating scheme.All right, Darwinists: you say evolution is a fact, and fossils are the evidence.  Where is the evolution?  58 million years have gone by in your scheme, and we have the exact same families of plants today.  There isn’t enough difference to concern the most fervent young-earth creationists (notice that ICR celebrated this find as confirming of a young earth and global flood).  Surely if natural selection was acting for such a huge amount of time, we should expect to see some evolution.  Remember, you believe that a cow turned into a whale in less than half that time.  We love fossils and evidence, but give us a reason other than your own bluff to take your storytelling scheme seriously.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgWorld’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Experiencing traffic? Book a ‘ride-sharing flight’ to your destination PLAY LIST 01:02Experiencing traffic? Book a ‘ride-sharing flight’ to your destination01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel01:34After polls, Poe shares light moment with her staff02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Ababa, Gialon move ahead by one LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire “And we want to think that we’ve overachieved in some way because we’re really a new team and it’s hard to go up against the teams who’ve been together for so long,” said Valdez.Creamline drew the shorter end of the stick against Bali Pure, getting outscored in the spikes department 41-30 and committing more errors than the Water Defenders, 19-12.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter losing its shot at making the finals Thursday, Alyssa Valdez and Creamline now set their sights on a third place finish in the Premier Volleyball League.The Cool Smashers lost to Bali Pure, 25-18, 25-13, 25-16, in the semifinals and Valdez said they just have to remain positive as they contend for a bronze medal.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments “We have to have a good mindset going into the battle for third,” said Valdez, who finished with 13 points in the loss. “We really fell short in this game but I still think this is a good experience for everyone also.”Creamline’s three-set loss to the Water Defenders was the first match the Cool Smashers played in less than four periods and it’s unfortunate that it had to happen this way, Valdez said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutValdez added they had to battle through their team’s immense inconsistency during their match against Bali Pure, with the Cool Smashers being formed just a few months before the PVL tournament started.“Our game today was really inconsistent and we were not that cohesive as compared to the other teams whose cores have been together for much longer than us,” said Valdez. “Of course, we’ve been frustrated but we have to learn from that and we have to work on our maturity as a team.”last_img read more