The Oldest Organisms Alive: Trees

Posted: January 5, 2011 in Biology Related, Did you know?
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Read something very interesting that I thought I’d share, because I love sharing things that just blow my mind and further support the Bible’s claims.

According to Dr. Jerry Bergman (PhD Biology), the oldest known living organisms on earth are trees; Sequoias, Redwoods and Bristlecone Pines (the oldest being a Bristlecone Pine tree estimated to be anywhere from 4,000 to 4,800 years old). After exhaustively studying thousands of these trees, biologists have yet to find one that has died of old age. All dead Sequoias, Redwoods and Bristlecone Pines have died from lumberjacks, fires, storms, and parasites. In knowing that one could deduce that the oldest of these trees may continue to keep growing for an indefinite amount of time into the future. That we have yet to see a max age for any of these trees.

This is interesting because the oldest of these trees range from 4,000 to 4,800 years old*. And creationists date Noah’s flood from anywhere between 4,000 and 4,500 years ago.* So we have these trees that seem to have not reached their max age and died. And the oldest may have not preceded  past when the global flood is estimated to have occurred. Very interesting if you ask me.

*Trees are dated based on counting tree rings in the trunk of the tree. On average most trees produce one ring per year, but trees can often produce two rings per year. Because of this it’s hard to know the exact ages of trees, but accurate age “ranges” can be determined, ex; 4,000 to 4,800 year.

*According to Answersingenesis.org the flood is estimated to have occurred around 2,304 B.C. +/- 11 years.  http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/cm/v4/n1/date-of-noahs-flood

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