This is a broadcast from ICR’s Science Scripture and Salvation radio programme.
Does one have to be a trained paleontologist to know if millions and millions of years is true or not when it comes to the study of fossils? For instance, in the Land Magazine online article, the 20 million and 250 million years are thrown out as though they are true! However, are those years correct? Think about it, who says those millions of years are true? In the end, these millions of years are only an assumption dependant on the person’s worldview. Anyway, what does the article say?
‘An amateur fossil hunter’s life work has exposed ancient impressions in stone that open a window in time when the world was inventive. This place in time is Nymboida, in the Clarence Valley, where thin coal seams come close to the surface and where pale coal shale lying above hides exquisite imprints of fossilised ferns.
Retired North Coast dairy farmer Keith Holmes scientifically recorded his findings, which show evolution returning from the dead after an epic holocaust which decimated the entire world. After all, this a time 20 million years after the disastrous global extinction event of 250 million years ago.
Together, with his wife Heidi, the pair have rigorously published 10 scientific papers describing more than 100 different species of fossil plants, many of them never previously named. They include liverworts, ferns, seed-ferns (now extinct), cycads, ginkgo (ancestor of the Maiden Hair Tree) and various conifers. All the named and illustrated specimens are housed in the fossil collections of the Australian Museum in Sydney.’ https://www.theland.com.au/story/5452172/step-back-in-time-at-nymboida/?src=rss
Now, I am not a paleontologist and neither are the two mentioned in the above article. Where did they go for their millions and millions of years to accommodate evolution? Well, I too depend on others. However, having become a born-again Christian I go to those who believe the Bible is the very Word and Words of the living God. How one views the past is determined by the historical glasses they wear. Here are some websites I would visit to determine if the above article has any truth in it or not.