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North Oregon Coast Beach Reveals Ancient Ghost Forest Again
Beach Connection ^ | 5/28/07 | Unknown

Posted on 05/29/2007 3:32:10 AM PDT by Renfield

Arch Cape, Oregon) The mysterious chunks of wood have shown up periodically over the last few decades, sticking out of the sand like doomed creatures trying to make their last, desperate escape from a dreadful fate beneath the rest of the world. They make momentary impressions on passersby, who have no clue to the real meaning of these muted witnesses to an age practically before Mankind. They are unintentional memorials to the grandiose forest that once stood here, now reduced to twisted, tortured shapes that scream silently from another epoch.



TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: beach; catastrophism; forest; godsgravesglyphs; littoral; oregon; pleistocene
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1 posted on 05/29/2007 3:32:13 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: Renfield
These muted witnesses to an age practically before Mankind.

[SNIP]

He says these stumps are almost 4,000 years old.

Don't see too many journalists with a YEC viewpoint. Interesting.

2 posted on 05/29/2007 3:36:20 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Enoch Powell was right.)
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To: Renfield
He says these stumps are almost 4,000 years old.

he says a hell of a lot more than that:

doomed creatures; last, desperate escape; a dreadful fate beneath the rest of the world; reduced to twisted, tortured shapes that scream silently

...my goodness.
3 posted on 05/29/2007 4:03:47 AM PDT by 4buttons
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To: Renfield

Sounds like one of the Cascadia events.


4 posted on 05/29/2007 4:08:00 AM PDT by djf (Skulz wurk gud! My last Wopper was purfict!)
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To: 4buttons
If this article had been written by Allen Ginsberg:

I saw the best trees of my generation destroyed by
madness, starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the negro streets at
dawn looking for an angry fix,
angelheaded saplings burning for the ancient
heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the
machinery of night ...

5 posted on 05/29/2007 4:08:32 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Enoch Powell was right.)
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To: blam; SunkenCiv

Ping!.....sorta............


6 posted on 05/29/2007 5:32:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: Renfield

The article can’t be correct. Now that global warming has raised sea levels, exposure wouldn’t be possible.


7 posted on 05/29/2007 6:54:09 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh
The article can’t be correct. Now that global warming has raised sea levels, ...

Actually, I think the line goes more like, "Global warming WILL raise sea levels unless we (you, not I) do something about it -- NOW!"

8 posted on 05/29/2007 7:03:01 AM PDT by LantzALot
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To: Renfield

I will be up that away this September and try to see for myself.


9 posted on 05/29/2007 7:06:47 AM PDT by razorback-bert (Posted by Time's Man of the Year)
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To: Red Badger; 75thOVI; AFPhys; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; Avoiding_Sulla; BenLurkin; Berosus; ...
Thanks Red Badger
Roger Hart... says these stumps are almost 4,000 years old... "Curt Peterson and I published a radiocarbon on a sample taken from the Arch Cape stumps in 1998," Hart said. "The age is 3,660 with an error of 70. This means these trees died at that time, were buried in sand, and have been preserved under a cover of sand until now. From the photos it appears that the stumps are more extensively exposed now than in 1998."
So now they're 3,669 years old. [rimshot!] The RC age is *not* a reference to when the trees died, but rather to the age of the ring (or rings) which were tested. The catastrophe which buried all this stuff is less than that -- perchance 3,450 years? ;')
 
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10 posted on 05/29/2007 10:33:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated May 26, 2007.)
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Thanks Red Badger.

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11 posted on 05/29/2007 10:36:35 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated May 26, 2007.)
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Noah with his SUV-like Ark and caused Globall Warming and the trees all died?...........


12 posted on 05/29/2007 10:37:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: Renfield
twisted, tortured shapes that scream silently from another epoch?

It was a dark and stormy night . . .

13 posted on 05/29/2007 10:39:22 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Treaty)
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To: Red Badger

Yeah, that must have been the problem, although Noah lived a while before this. :’)


14 posted on 05/29/2007 10:39:41 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated May 26, 2007.)
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To: Red Badger

Saruman lied, trees died.


15 posted on 05/29/2007 10:40:00 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (A living insult to islam since 1959.)
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To: Renfield

remnnants of Noah’s flood.


16 posted on 05/29/2007 10:41:35 AM PDT by balch3
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To: SunkenCiv

I have read a serious article that speculates that Noah’s Flood was due, in part, to to ancient Globull Warming.........


17 posted on 05/29/2007 10:42:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: aimhigh
Now that global warming has raised sea levels, exposure wouldn’t be possible.

I'm stumped..........

18 posted on 05/29/2007 10:43:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: razorback-bert

Ah, I miss the Oregon Coast! Bring me back a growler of Pelican Pub Riptide Red Ale!


19 posted on 05/29/2007 10:44:39 AM PDT by hunter112 (Change will happen when very good men are forced to do very bad things.)
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To: Red Badger

Heh... the bursting of ice dams holding back inland glacial meltwater lakes (at least two such events have been documented) could have raised world sealevel in fairly short order, since the thaw was going on all over the place simultaneously. (’:


20 posted on 05/29/2007 11:19:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated May 26, 2007.)
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