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Are Upright Trees In Volcanic Ash Evidence For Noah's Flood?

According to Mr. Kent Hovind they are. In his recent video at 31:57 he talks about a 300 million year old forest preserved by volcanic ash with trees standing up. He says "the evidence is yelling at 'em and they can't see it." He refers to different layers, then talks about "polystrate trees" and after that he goes to another slide showing distinct sedimentary layers while saying they lie to the kids saying each layer is a different age.

It is obvious the volcanic layers were laid down in a single event just like Pompeii and no one claims it takes a long time for subsequent layers to cover upright trees.  The image where he says geologists are lying shows a roadcut from Interstate I-64 near the Kentucky/West Virginia border containing alternating layers of shale, coal, sandstone, and siltstone, all of which had to have formed over time in different environments. Kent has absolutely no idea what he is looking at, there is no basis for any of his claims, and he misrepresents what geologists do say about them.

An article about the amazing preservation of the forest preserved by volcanic ash says this:

"The study site, located near Wuda, China, is unique as it gives a snapshot of a moment in time. Because volcanic ash covered a large expanse of forest in the course of only a few days, the plants were preserved as they fell, in many cases in the exact locations where they grew.

“It’s marvelously preserved,” Pfefferkorn said. “We can stand there and find a branch with the leaves attached, and then we find the next branch and the next branch and the next branch. And then we find the stump from the same tree. That’s really exciting.”

The researchers also found some smaller trees with leaves, branches, trunk and cones intact, preserved in their entirety."

No flood mentioned, no flood needed, and no evidence the ash accumulated in water as it was deposited. Another Kent Hovind fail. 

Thanks to Donald Rakovan for the email pointing this out!

 

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