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When we burn coal, we’re burning the remains of dead plants. This vegetation was buried sometime in the past and it was turned into coal by heat and pressure. But how long ago did these plants live—and how long did it take to convert them into coal?
Well, that depends on your starting point. You see, if you start with old-earth ideas, it took millions of years of slow processes. But, when scientists copy these natural processes today in a lab, it only takes a few months!
Starting with the Bible’s history, we know there was a global flood. It would’ve buried trillions of tons of vegetation. Heat and pressure then converted it into coal over a matter of just months.
Ken Ham is the CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis-US, the highly acclaimed Creation Museum, and the world-renowned Ark Encounter. Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America.