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January 18, 2014

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Q: Why do we find such diversity of flowers in the fossil record?

A: Darwin considered the floral biodiversity in the fossil record to be an “abominable mystery” as he could not understand how such variety could appear all at once through evolutionary processes. Assuming all flowering plants came from a common ancestor, evolutionists since Darwin’s time have puzzled over how so many sorts of flowers could evolve so quickly. This bouquet in amber does nothing to solve the evolutionary mystery, for these “primitive” flowers are not primitive at all. They are just as complex as modern flowers and seem to reproduce the same way.

The “abominable mystery” is actually only a mystery for those who are controlled by evolutionary presuppositions. Evidence of floral diversity deep in the fossil record is no surprise when the fossil record is viewed not as a timeline of evolving life-forms but the order of catastrophic burial of many organisms, largely associated with the global Flood less than 4,500 years ago. The billions of dead things preserved in the fossil record were for the most part buried as various habitats were overwhelmed by the often-violent rising Floodwaters.

Read the whole article to see how flowers deep in the fossil record are just as advanced as flowers today.

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News to Know Quick Look

Today's question was also a News to Know item. In case you missed it, this week we also featured the following News to Know items:

Did Ardi Head Up Human Evolution Before Lucy?: Ardi’s diminutive skull is said to have evolved some human features a million years before Lucy.

Extinct Carnivore Ancestor of Lions and Tigers and Bears? (Oh My!): Teeth and tarsals build an arboreal Belgian beast said to be the ancestor of cats, canines, and bears.

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This week Steve Ham talks with Dr. Jim Hamilton, associate professor of biblical theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY) to answer the question, “How Does Genesis Establish the World of Biblical Theology?

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