Empirical evidences for World Wide Flood

This will be undeniable evidence that any creationist can use to prove that the Flood did create a lot of what we see, and not “Deep Time” like the evolutionists claim. I will try to put all the information in an order that is easy to understand along with being as brief as possible without leaving the important stuff out.

  • Is there enough water for a World Wide Flood? Yes there is. In the past few years using seismic tools. They have found that a mineral called ” wadsleyite” holds 2% water by weight. That may not sound like much until you realize how much wadsleyite exists in the upper mantle of the earth. Figures show that 2% would work out to be somewhere around 30 oceans worth added to the water that we already know exists. And this has been tested in more than one place by more than one scientist which makes the results observable and repeatable which is empirical evidence. Which means evolutionists can no longer deny the possibility that a flood of this magnitude could happen.
    References:
    http://www.livescience.com/1312-huge-ocean-discovered-earth.htmlhttp://phys.org/news90171847.htmlhttp://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/8749.aspx
  • Can the waters from the flood lay out the Geologic Column as we see it today? The evolutionist side has no observable mechanism to do this so all they have is the claim that “Deep Time” did it. But water will sort sediments and is observable and repeatable. The video below shows this and shows how every sediment pattern formed that exists today. And this is observable and repeatable which makes it empirical evidence. Evolutionists have nothing. Empirical evidence beats the “Deep Time” claim any day.

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Here is a more simple method using a sand picture that shows how sand will always layer in water.

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Side note: There are more than 60 Living Fossils the list is below.

List of Living Fossils:

Plants

Amborellaceae
Araucaria araucana the Monkey Puzzle tree
CycadsGinkgo tree (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis)
Horsetails Equisetum (Equisetaceae)
Metasequoia Dawn Redwood (Cupressaceae)
Sciadopitys tree (Sciadopityaceae)
Whisk ferns Psilotum (Psilotaceae)
Welwitschia (Welwitschiaceae)
Wollemia tree (Araucariaceae)
Fungi
Neolecta

Animals

Aardvark (Orycteropus afer)
Cypriot mouse (Mus cypriacus)
Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens)
Okapi (Okapia johnstoni)
Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)
Laotian Rock Rat (Laonastes aenigmamus)
Volcano rabbit (Romerolagus diazi)
Amami rabbit (Pentalagus furnessi)
Iriomote cat (Prionailurus iriomotensis)
Monito del Monte (Dromiciops gliroides)
monotremes (the platypus and echidna)
Mountain Beaver (Aplodontia rufa)
Opossums
Acanthisittidae (New Zealand “wrens”)
Hoatzin(Ophisthocomus hoazin)
Broad-billed Sapayoa (Sapayoa aenigma)
Bearded Reedling (Panurus biarmicus)
Coliiformes (mousebirds, 6 living species in 2 genera)
Magpie-goose (Anseranas semipalmata)

Reptiles

Pig-nosed turtle
Crocodilia (crocodiles, gavials and alligators)
Tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus and Sphenodon guntheri)

Amphibians

Purple frog (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis)
Bony fish
Bowfin (Amia calva)
Coelacanth (the lobed-finned Latimeria menadoensis and Latimeria chalumnae)
Queensland lungfish (Neoceratodus fosteri)
Sturgeons and paddlefish (Acipenseriformes)

Sharks

Frilled shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus)

Insects

Mantophasmatodea (gladiators; a few living species)
Mymarommatid wasps (10 living species in genus Palaeomymar)
Nevrorthidae (3 species-poor genera)
Notiothauma reedi (a scorpionfly relative)
Orussidae (parasitic wood wasps; about 70 living species in 16 genera)
Peloridiidae (peloridiid bugs; fewer than 30 living species in 13 genera)
Sikhotealinia zhiltzovae (a jurodid beetle)
Syntexis libocedrii (Anaxyelidae cedar wood wasp)

Crustaceans

glypheoid lobsters (3 living species: Neoglyphea inopinata, N. neocaledonica, and Laurentaeglyphea neocaledonica)
Stomatopods (Mantis shrimp)
Triops cancriformis (also known as Tadpole shrimp) (a notostracid crustacean)
Molluscs
Nautilina (e.g. Nautilus pompilius)
Neopilina galateae, a monoplacophorid mollusc
Ennucula superba (Nut clam)

Other invertebrates

crinoids
Horseshoe crab (only 4 living species of the class Xiphosura, family Limulidae: Limulus polyphemus,Tachypleus gigas, Tachypleus tridentatus and Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda)
Lingula anatina (an inarticulate brachiopod)
onychophorans
Valdiviathyris quenstedti (a craniforman brachiopod)

A company named Changing World Technologies has developed a way to make a bio diesel fuel in less than a day using discarded turkey and chicken parts.
http://discovermagazine.com/2006/apr/anything-oil#.UkkTN3-JkVc

So as we can see claiming that oil takes millions of years to form was based more on an assumption than fact.

  • If the flood happened and formed coal then coal should not take 60 millions years to form as science claims. An experiment was done on a piece of wood where it was subject to heat that was hot enough to create steam. And water was added to make the steam. The piece of wood was subjected to these conditions for 2 weeks. And in 2 weeks the coalifacation process started as seen in the pic below.
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    And sin. Abortion has been practiced for thousands of years and we need to protect human life.

    good point

    it's selfishness , todays ppl worship and adore themselves to a degree that they would fo any sin

    Selfishness.

    A Bill is being introduced in Ohio in regard to ectopic pregnancy, doctors are told that they must re- implant the fetus ( a medical impossibility) or face imprisonment or death.

    Selfishness and a western mentality regarding anything sacred.

    Another old white man who wants to take women's rights away... Very original 🤦‍♂️

    This Holocaust needs to end. These babies need a voice. Their lives matter!

    The root of ALL evil is the love (worship) of self!

    Or perhaps lack of money ?

    That is, the lust of the flesh, haters of Good.

    Yes. Boiled down it looks like this: 1. People don't love God with all their hearts. 2. People don't love others like they love themselves. You can call it love of money or selfishness if you want.

    Abortion may be mostly about $ at this point but it starts with the carelessness and self gratification selfishness on the participants. Which indicates a lack of understanding about what God intended.

    Yes it is

    This is so true, all planned parenthood is, is a money laundering scheme for the dems.

    People it’s not the love of money by the individuals themselves. The abortion industry is the basis of many other industries such as the vaccine industry where they are forcing chemicals upon us that alter our dna and our minds, the food industry to enhance the flavor of our foods, the medical industry (yes I say industry cause they are all about money too) used for research, etc. Its the governments love of money that keeps child sacrifice legal and in business. It’s all about control.

    The world rips babies out of the womb and throws them in the trash. The church ripped books out of the Bible and threw them in the trash. We rebuke the world for their sin while we continue in ours.

    And the idolatry of Self.

    True! Just as the medical industry makes no money from healthy people, neither can they when babies live. Wait. Are they being short sighted?

    Truth

    My heart breaks for those precious souls. It's money and selfishness.

    Truth

    That comment is ridiculous

    what are you on bro?

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    Praise God for you

    It's really beautiful at Christmas time.

    On my list of trips.

    Had a great time last Easter!

    Wow!

    Isabella Strickland “glice”

    Is it real ice?

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    Emeal E.Z. Zwayne is the president at Living Waters / Way of the Master.

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    Amen.

    No debt. As you cannot even prove two people in a garden disobeyed. 🤣

    Maj. Ian Thomas is the author of this quote.

    True

    Amen!

    🙌

    amen to that

    Amen !

    There’s a song in there somewhere 🎼

    You guys played a huge part in my coming to know Christ. Thank you, Ray and Emeal.

    Amen

    AMEN!

    AND BECAUSE OF THAT, I DON'T HAVE TO WONDER WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO MY SOUL WHEN I DIE, I'LL B WITH MY GOD FOREVER.💖

    Grace

    Juan José Toledo Bayouth

    There’s an old hymn with this phrasing. digitalsongsandhymns.com/songs/4203

    wouldn't you like to trottle the jerk he thinks this is funny

    who thinks

    i would

    Do you mean that he gave up his weekend for us? Tell him thanks

    True

    Thank You LORD JESUS CHRIST for everything. Amen 🙏👑❤️

    Retards.

    Powerful!

    True ❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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    Amen!

    Let’s not arm any pro abortion people. Your follow is to large to be talking all this twistable nonsense

    A new creation never before seen on Earth

    2 Corinthians 5:17 New King James Version (NKJV) 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

    Amen

    Ray, come on. Are you not really one of these "bots" that are just letting out a string of words that sounds sort of okay?

    thank you Lord that I am Born again.

    Been born again for seven years. Thank you, Jesus

    Amen!

    If you commit the same sins after the new birth that you did prior, does that mean you are a false convert??

    Christians: “You reject our God because you want keep sinning!!!!” Also Christians: “I still sin. No one is perfect”. And you wonder why we don’t take you seriously.🤷🏼‍♂️

    I'm being attacked by Satan but greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. I have the strength of Jesus Christ! to withstand the enemy's onslaught.

    Ray is talking about the new birth in Christ

    Thank You LORD JESUS CHRIST for everything. Amen 🙏👑❤️

    Born once, die twice. Born twice, die once.

    Amem! ❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    Amen!

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    I know I’m not the only one this happens to! 

It’s the weekend so it’s good to post something that is both funny ... and scary.

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    I’m not sure I’ve had this stuff happen but I’ve probably had.

    Im researching my family tree....ever time i find a new surname i get friend suggestions on facebook of people with those name

    It's because most people leave their data or wifi on constantly, which means your apps are running, well you gave the apps permission to access your camera, calander ect. I only turn my data on if i go on fakebook or need to google something. The sheep aren't thinking anymore🐑 in the name of convience they let wifi/data run constantly...NOT GOOD! Plus for some STUPID reason most everyone i know uses fakebook messenger to communicate, instead of the regular phone features to text/talk which are a bit more private. Use your heads people it's the apps, why do ypu think they want you to have an app for everything??? Only app i have is walmart and fakebook and the standard ones they make you have, like GOOGLE to be able to use your computer phone you have to have a google account...use your phone as a phone and keep your life private as you can, turn on wifi/data only when needed...why make it easier for them? Use your computer for all the rest. Think of how open people leave themselves gps for driving? No i google the directions and write them down before i go, not to mention the drain on your battery having your location, bluetooth and data on😕 one last thing to help open up some eyes...car insurance will give you a safe driver discount if you leave your data, location, and crap on so they can see your doing the speed limit and stuff to know your a safe driver😉 BAAAAH🐑🐑🐑

    Big Brother is here.

    Jasmine Georgia

    'tis the plan, don't you know?

    "1984" must be a how to book for the ruling elite .

    ?

    It’s creepy. No Alexa in our house and cell phones stay out of our bedroom. They can read the words on a book with a satellite, you know they’re watching. Just don’t know who or what they want. (diane)

    How do they know?

    No Alexia in our home. Commuters shut off.

    Sometimes I've been thinking about stuff say a song, movie etc something I've forgotten and couldn't remember. Next day low and behold there it is in suggestions......creepy WIFI off!!

    Oh it's scarier, sometimes I get ads of what I'm doing like brushing my teeth and new tooth brush ad comes up.😮

    Who are these two people?

    Bethany Cousins

    all the time...creepy

    Yes! I don’t think it’s funny though.

    100%. The wife and I were talking about something a couple weeks ago that I’ve never even heard of, never googled it, all of a sudden the next day I see a ton of adds for it on my phone.

    I promise... I can THINK of something and ads will pop up 😂😱😂😱😂

    yeah they’re definitely listening through devices.

    Google reads minds. Yep, there is a conspiracy here. Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are in on it. Maybe the politicians too! Lol

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    who ever did ?

    Stopped a long time ago!

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    YecHeadquarters

    Yep, that's the problem. Kids think everyone else causes supposed climate change, and not them. But why should they think different, when the adult examples like Al Gore, produce a carbon footprint equal to almost 50 people?

    If you cannot take what you preach serious enough to change you own lifestyle, then why should anyone else?😂 What a joke. ~ Issac
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    Yep, thats the problem. Kids think everyone else causes supposed climate change, and not them. But why should they think different, when the adult examples like Al Gore, produce a carbon footprint equal to almost 50 people?

If you cannot take what you preach serious enough to change you own lifestyle, then why should anyone else?😂 What a joke. ~ Issac

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    You are paranoid. Your following goes down as people realise how inept and willfully ignorant yoj are. Kick me if your a snowflake but i like to see how the mentally ill are thinking. BTW Is the earth flat? Ideas on moon landings. Intriguing you are.

    So am i right to say you don't think the climate is changing?

    Green Iguana

    The following All By Design column by Dr. Jonathan O’Quinn appeared in Creation Matters, Vol. 22, No. 1, January/February 2017.

    Throughout nature we can see everywhere that plants and animals seem to be perfectly designed for the habitats in which they live. In May of 2011, while my wife and I were visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands, I snapped this picture of a green iguana sunning itself one morning. These large lizards climb up into the tops of the native palm trees each morning to warm themselves before climbing back down to start the day’s search for food.

    It was only several years later, while studying this photograph, that I realized how perfectly designed these lizards are for their habitat. Note how the pale, greenish-brown body color nearly matches the color of the trunk and branches of the tree. Notice, too, how the dorsal frills on the neck and back resemble the “spikey” appearance of the palm fronds. Finally, see how the darker bands of color on the tail match the banding patterns of darker leaves against the lighter sky.

    In fact, when iguanas are at rest, they are extremely difficult to see. Now ask yourself: how could random processes, that are claimed to be responsible for evolution, have enabled the appearance of these particular physical characteristics which would assist the lizards in avoiding predators? Even if the iguanas themselves were in some way cognizant of such a need, how could chance have produced these features? Oh, okay—they couldn’t. Well, there goes the theory of evolution!

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    Green Iguana

The following All By Design column by Dr. Jonathan O’Quinn appeared in Creation Matters, Vol. 22, No. 1, January/February 2017.

Throughout nature we can see everywhere that plants and animals seem to be perfectly designed for the habitats in which they live. In May of 2011, while my wife and I were visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands, I snapped this picture of a green iguana sunning itself one morning. These large lizards climb up into the tops of the native palm trees each morning to warm themselves before climbing back down to start the day’s search for food.

It was only several years later, while studying this photograph, that I realized how perfectly designed these lizards are for their habitat. Note how the pale, greenish-brown body color nearly matches the color of the trunk and branches of the tree. Notice, too, how the dorsal frills on the neck and back resemble the “spikey” appearance of the palm fronds. Finally, see how the darker bands of color on the tail match the banding patterns of darker leaves against the lighter sky.

In fact, when iguanas are at rest, they are extremely difficult to see. Now ask yourself: how could random processes, that are claimed to be responsible for evolution, have enabled the appearance of these particular physical characteristics which would assist the lizards in avoiding predators? Even if the iguanas themselves were in some way cognizant of such a need, how could chance have produced these features? Oh, okay—they couldn’t. Well, there goes the theory of evolution!

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    The Fake News as well as Fake Science of evolution is mentioned as part of the plan of the Illuminati to undermine the warnings in the Bible. They are behind the conspiracy to bring in the Antichrist's kingdom the Marxist New World Order which is referred to in their plan called the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion (Scion). The Liberal Democrat Conspiracy They plan to depopulate the earth for the coming Antichrist to weed out inferior evolved people groups. “Eugenics and population control are long-time hobbies of the financial elites. biblicalsciencenews.blogspot.com/2019/11/the-liberal-conspiracy-exposed.html

    Should pornography be legal in the United States?

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    Yes. It destroys everything. Marriage. Relationship. And a covenant with your spouse and the Father! If I hate one and only one thing on this earth, this is it.

    Should be legal anywhere. WWJD

    Putting aside the Spiritual aspect of the corrosion that pornography causes of the soul. Pornography dissolves the positive side of Love, compassion and humanity and turns the objects of lust into a twisted fantasy, denigrating them to mere objects stripping them of value erasing the facts that they are flesh and blood with hopes and dreams.

    It should be banned. I don’t even think they should only allow adults on there but ban it all together. It does just as much harm as drugs. Governments ban porn in many countries and the west should follow.

    In a perfect world it should be illegal. In the real world it will creep in wherever it is desired. (diane)

    Clearly it's not properly regulated when legal. Ban it, narrow down the real threats

    I highly recommend everyone watch The Kinsey Syndrome Documentary on YouTube. VERY eye opening

    Drugs are illegal and how is that working? Good Fight Ministries you guys do amazing works dealing with pop culture and exposing darkness. I thank you for your major influence in my life, new walk. Making it illegal will only do more harm and make it more underground. Keeping our kids away from it and continuing to work on the changing the hearts of people close to us with prayer and scripture is what we do. Young men and women need to be able to approach people they trust and talk about things. The devils power is in secrets, lies and isolation. It's a multi billion dollar industry. There is no worldly solution to rescue and repair all the lives destroyed by it. Lean hard in your faith and saviour, plant seeds, and be the example and pray. Good fight tough question. Thank you for all that you do!

    Sick woman.

    Outlawing it will result in an explosion of interest in it. You can't stop something by banning it. For example - most mass shootings occur in gun free zones. Prohibition saw an explosion of crime of all kinds, including alcohol consumption. Jesus never said, "Force them to accept righteousness." HE has Paul tell us we are to persuade people. You have no right to enforce your beliefs on anyone else. No matter how good they may be.

    No, it shouldn’t be legal. I pray that their computer servers burn! I pray that all of their electronic equipment burns to the ground!

    I personally don't think it should be illegal. That's not to say it's not immoral. It is. However, if Christians ban everything that they think is immoral, we'd be living like the Puritans in pseudo theocracy in which we depend on fallible men to be the judge, jurors, and interpreters of hundreds of God's laws. I mean, if we look at a woman with lust, we have committed adultery. Therefore, Instagram should be banned. Any social media that allows pictures to be posted for that matter. Maybe pictures of attractive people should be banned. If you go down this slippery slope, our society might end up like the Muslims, requiring women to be completely covered. As a Christian, I also believe that we have the freedom to practice our religion the way each of us best interprets it. Once again, I'm not saying that all interpretations are valid. However, there was a time when religious authority was centralized and that wasn't a utopia either. I say, if consenting adults want to make porn, and another adult freely chooses to watch it, that should be legal. They're only hurting themselves. Now, if they display it to others in public, like children, then they are violating someone else's negative rights. Then that should be illegal and I believe it already is. If we were to ban everything that offends us as Christians we'd be just like the extreme leftists or communists that demand "safe spaces" whenever a controversial word is uttered. Say goodbye to comedy, art, and romance. And no, I'm not saying that porn is art or romance. But it wasn't that long ago that it was considered to be sexy for women to show their ankles with a poodle skirt. It's very subjective. I don't want the government to make those decisions for us. We as Christians should be strong enough to make them ourselves or with the help of the church if we're struggling.

    No, pornography should be illegal in The United States, it is the root cause of violence, especially toward women, and complete lack of morals, causing many different crimes.

    If it was illegal, what should be the consequence?

    Ever heard of the 1st amendment? it already is legal.

    No. there is alot of human trafficking involved in pornography and it should be illegal. My opinion is that it should be illegal.

    "A wise king scatters the wicked, and brings the threshing wheel over them." Proverbs 20:26

    Praying for eyes to be open

    It's already legal. They sell it in stores!!! ;0)

    Porn "stars" are slaves not only to sin, but to the pimps filming and abusing them.

    Pornography destroys marriages. And now you just go on a computer not go to 7 eleven and ask for it and be embarrassed

    Legal? USA is a big Whore house. It produces more porn movies than any other country. Porn is everywhere: movies, soaps, advertising, billboards, flyers, sports, schools, jails, etc. It is either "staying in the jungle or back to God"!

    Yes it should be illegal.. it at least sends a message in morality... but the spirit of the living God in the heart of man makes it undesirable!!!

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    Cody Placer Richard Placer

    Does anyone know how long the lights stay up past Christmas? How long it stays decorated?

    Beautiful!

    One thing I remember about my visit last summer is the powerful music playing everywhere.

    Would love to go here some day.

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    Hidden History of Evolution

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    To play the game, you first must learn their tactics. ~ Issac

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    Science leads to God

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    To play the game, you first must learn their tactics. ~ Issac

    Plants in Motion

    The following Math Matters column by CRS president Dr. Don DeYoung appeared in Creation Matters Vol. 21, No. 6, November/December 2019.

    A dull, boring event is sometimes likened to watching grass grow. Many plants, however, do in fact display remarkable activity. For example, the tropical touch-me-not plant (Mimosa pudica) folds and droops its compound leaves within seconds of a touch. And underwater bladderworts (genus Ultricularia) close a tissue trapdoor on mosquito lava in just milliseconds.

    In spring 2018, I monitored the growth of a Midwest clementis flower vine. During 12 hours of daylight the vines grew an average of 3.5 cm in length, which is nearly three millimeters per hour. Assuming a plant cell size of 50 microns, and a vine diameter of two millimeters, each clementis vine builds complex cells at the rate of twelve cells per second. With more than a trillion atoms in each cell, there is frenzied activity in plant growth on the nano scale.

    The Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) capture mechanism is also a standout for plant motion. Its leaves capture prey in a process called snap-buckling, similar to the “rubber popper” toys that launch themselves into the air. The flytrap leaves close by flexing themselves quickly from a convex shape to concave in a fraction of a second.

    The current plant speed record may be held by the dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium americanum). This plant explosively releases seeds through the air on a microsecond timescale.

    Those of us who mow lawns can appreciate the slow growth of grass. However, the botanical world has a host of plants that rapidly catapult, kick, jump, and snap.

    Reference

    Forterre, Y., P. Marmottant, C. Quilliet, and X. Noblin. (2016, Feb. 10) Physics of rapid movements in plants. Europhysics News. 47(1):27–30. Retrieved Oct. 24, 2018 from www.europhysicsnews.org/articles/epn/pdf /2016/01/epn2016471p27.pdf.

    See also Garisto, D. (2018, May 26) The secrets of plant speed. Science News, pp.16–19. Retrieved Oct. 25, 2018 from www.sciencenewsdigital.org/sciencenews/ may_26_2018?pg=18#pg18

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    Plants in Motion 

The following Math Matters column by CRS president Dr. Don DeYoung appeared in Creation Matters Vol. 21, No. 6, November/December 2019.

A dull, boring event is sometimes likened to watching grass grow. Many plants, however, do in fact display remarkable activity. For example, the tropical touch-me-not plant (Mimosa pudica) folds and droops its compound leaves within seconds of a touch. And underwater bladderworts (genus Ultricularia) close a tissue trapdoor on mosquito lava in just milliseconds. 

In spring 2018, I monitored the growth of a Midwest clementis flower vine. During 12 hours of daylight the vines grew an average of 3.5 cm in length, which is nearly three millimeters per hour. Assuming a plant cell size of 50 microns, and a vine diameter of two millimeters, each clementis vine builds complex cells at the rate of twelve cells per second. With more than a trillion atoms in each cell, there is frenzied activity in plant growth on the nano scale. 

The Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) capture mechanism is also a standout for plant motion. Its leaves capture prey in a process called snap-buckling, similar to the “rubber popper” toys that launch themselves into the air. The flytrap leaves close by flexing themselves quickly from a convex shape to concave in a fraction of a second. 

The current plant speed record may be held by the dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium americanum). This plant explosively releases seeds through the air on a microsecond timescale. 

Those of us who mow lawns can appreciate the slow growth of grass. However, the botanical world has a host of plants that rapidly catapult, kick, jump, and snap. 

Reference 

Forterre, Y., P. Marmottant, C. Quilliet, and X. Noblin. (2016, Feb. 10) Physics of rapid movements in plants. Europhysics News. 47(1):27–30. Retrieved Oct. 24, 2018 from www.europhysicsnews.org/articles/epn/pdf /2016/01/epn2016471p27.pdf. 

See also Garisto, D. (2018, May 26) The secrets of plant speed. Science News, pp.16–19. Retrieved Oct. 25, 2018 from www.sciencenewsdigital.org/sciencenews/ may_26_2018?pg=18#pg18

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    We have this plant everywhere in Puerto Rico.

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    Hidden History of Evolution

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    Its the simple things that show how much a deception evolution is. ~ Issac

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