Aussie ‘Jurassic’ tree takes root in London, reports ABC News Wednesday May 11, 2005.
A ‘Jurassic’ tree dating from the dinosaur age and long thought to have been extinct for millions of years has been planted at a park in London by British wildlife expert Sir David Attenborough. One of the rarest trees in the world, the Wollemi Pine was found in Australia by a national parks officer, David Noble, in 1994. The discovery astonished botanists worldwide who had thought the tree died out millions of years ago.
“How marvellous and exciting that we should have discovered this rare survivor from such an ancient past,” Sir David said as the tree went on public display at Kew Gardens. “It is romantic, I think, that something has survived 200 million years unchanged,” he said.
Tony Kirkham, head of the arboretum at Kew, was one of the people allowed to see the tree in its natural habitat in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. “In botanic terms, it is like a zoologist going out and finding a live dinosaur somewhere, a Tyrannosaurus Rex,” he said.
Editorial Comment: Attenborough has done it again. He holds all the evidence in his hands and even makes the observation Wollemi Pines have not changed, and then shoots his mouth off about everything evolving every week on TV worldwide.
Sadly, he is a good example of Romans 1:20-22 “For the invisible things of God from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that men are without excuse. Because, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were they thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,” (KJV)
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