Ancient Starch

on March 1, 2019

Scientists recently discovered starch (organic sugar molecules) that has survived in fossils supposedly 280 million years old. The spores of lycopsids, an extinct plant, had caps made of starch. Apparently they used these nutritious caps to attract creatures, which then spread the spores when they ate the caps. Some modern plants use the same design to spread their seeds.

In addition to showcasing the Creator’s ingenious design, the new find points to the recentness of the Creator’s work. Organic molecules like starch break down rapidly. So 280-million-year-old starch granules are “highly improbable”—read, impossible. But this finding is perfectly consistent with creation 6,000 years ago.

This article was taken from Answers magazine, September–October, 2018, pg 32.