- Series:Plants, Transcript English
“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”
For years, evolutionists have told the public that during the time of the dinosaurs, plants were only of the non-flowering kind. According to these experts – including the most famous evolutionist of his time, Carl Sagan – flowering plants had not evolved yet. Dinosaurs only saw non-flowering cone trees and cycads.
When Dr. Carl Werner heard Carl Sagan say that “dinosaurs perished around the time of the first flower” on his Cosmos television series, he reasoned that if plants are, indeed, evolving, then evolution must be a fact.
To verify the accuracy of what he and 500 million television watchers had been told, Dr. Werner began his own investigation, eventually taking him and his wife to museums and dig sites all over the world. In his travels, he discovered abundant evidence of perfectly preserved flowering plants in the same rocks where dinosaurs are found. As he describes it in his book and DVD Living Fossils, his first reaction was: “What? Rhododendrons living with dinosaurs? Debbie and I have these growing in our backyard!”
Over time, he found poppies, lily pads, leaves from sassafras, sweetgum and poplar trees as well as many other flowering plants in Cretaceous rocks that looked exactly like modern-day plants. His investigation shows that dinosaurs walked among the rhododendrons and flowering poppies just as the Bible’s account of creation suggests. For all we know, the fearsome T. Rex might have even stopped to smell the roses!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, make it clear to Your people that much of what they have been taught by evolutionists is simply not supported by the evidence. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Author: Steven J. Schwartz
Ref: Living Fossils, Vol. 2 of Evolution: The Grand Experiment, pp. 210ff (2008, New Leaf Press). Living Fossils, Vol. 2 of Evolution: The Grand Experiment DVD (2011, New Leaf Press). Photo: Dinosaur-era flowers preserved in charcoal, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Science and Natural History. Used with permission of Dr. Carl Werner.
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