Skip to comments.A Global Catastrophic Event Wiped Out Ancient Forests
Posted on 11/22/2009 8:10:55 AM PST by GodGunsGuts
Fungi are single or multi-celled organisms that break down organic materials, such as rotting wood, in order to absorb their nutrients. Neither plant nor animal, they range from mushrooms to single-celled yeast.
Scientists were investigating organic chemicals trapped in an Italian sedimentary rock formation when they found evidence that an extinct fungus feasted on dead wood during a time when the worlds forests had been catastrophically eradicated. What could have caused such a universal effect on forests, and why does organic material remain in rocks that are supposedly 251.4 million years old?...
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Good morning GGG. Have you heard about Rifqa Bary? She is imprisoned in solitary confinement in Ohio for the “crime” of converting from islam to Christianity.
What the heck!
The skeptic in all of us needs to take the publications of Brian Thomas with a very small pinch of salt. He is predisposed to taking a legitimate paper, mining a nugget from it, stating that it then “suggests” an alternate meaning or purpose to the paper and then concluding with a classical “if-then” recitation of his agenda. He is the YEC version of Erich von Däniken.
Then, to our detriment, process is then repeated on Thomas’ article by GGG.
This statement is blatantly false. The artice he is citing does not state that they were investigating organic material. Lets just take a look what they really say.
"Researchers had previously been unsure as to whether Reduviasporonites were a type of fungus or algae. By analysing the carbon and nitrogen content of the fossilised remains of the microscopic organisms, the scientists identified them as a type of wood-rotting fungus that would have lived inside dead trees".
This Permian Extinction Event was caused by the Siberian Traps volcanic events which were the largest series of volcanoes known about.
An area nearly the size of a small continent was flooded by magma as deep as 4 kms in some places.
It doesn't matter how many times you catch GGG or his dubious sources lying, he is going to ignore the critical comments. He is not the first to believe it is perfectly OK to sin in the name of God.
I met tang-soo at the rally for Rifqa Bary in Columbus, Ohio on Nov 16.
That means a lot coming from a Natural Plagiarizer.
Peddling BTMS* lies on Sunday..........have you no shame??
I have got to go to church. I am not worried in the least, however, because when I return to check into your allegations, I am confident I will find what I always find...that you have no idea what you’re talking about.
The difference between us is that 100% of what I post is true.
“The team reached their conclusions by analysing the carbon and nitrogen content of Reduviasporonites using a High Sensitivity Mass Spectrometer and comparing the results with those from modern fungi. They discovered that Reduviasporonites and modern fungi show similar chemical characteristics.” #1 reference.
Because if they were radically different they wouldn't both be Reduviasporonites, duh.
However, nice attempt at setting up the straw man
So while you think you've found some glaring error or make “blatant lie” slanders and cry ‘strawman’, you show again why it's necessary for me to use very simple words to reply to you.
It's called deliberate obtuseness.
“Because if they were radically different they wouldn’t both be Reduviasporonites, duh.”
Or if one, reduviasporontites, was extinct then BOTH wouldn’t be reduviasporonites would they?
So it might really be of interest to compare the chemical characteristics of the two. Do I need to explain further?
“My citation was from New ancient fungus finding suggests worlds forests were wiped out in global catastrophe, which was the first reference in the posted article.”
So was the quote in post 17 to which you took issue. That poster was therefore correct in his assessment.