Why Are Fossil Leaves So Flat?

Fast-Forming Fossils

by Ken Ham on January 31, 2023

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Imagine it’s fall. You’re out for a walk. What’s crunching under your feet? Dried, shriveled leaves, that just days ago were hanging flat from trees.

Now consider leaves found in the fossil record. They aren’t shriveled, dried-up leaves. Rather the fossil leaves are flat, like they’re on a living tree. They look as if they were ripped right off and quickly buried and turned into fossils.

That’s because they were!

Leaf fossils formed during the global flood as the rising waters destroyed whole forests. And that also explains why the same plant fossils are found together across whole continents!

Yes, only a global flood could bury a forest the size of a continent!

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