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Introduction to Plants

1 Everyone wants to know how in the world we ended up with over 391,000 species of vascular plants!

369,000 species (94%) are flowering plants.

2 Scientists will tell you that the first plants appeared around 470 million years ago, during the Ordovician period, when life was diversifying rapidly. They were non-vascular plants, (without a vascular system consisting of xylem and phloem this means the plant has no way to carry water to different parts of the plant like a tree can do) like mosses and liverworts.

3 The problem with this whole idea, is that they have no proof that a moss turns into anything else but other moss!

The dilemma? Plants would have to go through so many stages of mutations to give us 391,000 different plants, (not to mention that there are over 16,000 different mosses (Bryophytes) that it would take billions of years to make these changes.

They don't have time to evolve into the diversity and variety that we see today.

So plants did not evolve from moss, with no root system, they were all purposefully set apart by kind and type to grow just as they are. The oak tree grows acorn seeds for other oaks to begin growing.

The grass seeds for more grass to grow. And each kind of plant produces the plant that it is.

There may be some color change, there may be a slight difference in the petals, this is called mutations, however a mutation never causes a new kind of plant. A difference in the species, but a tree will always be a tree, a flower will always be a flower and moss will always be moss.

Plants did not evolve from one kind of plant to all that we have today. Nor did they come into being 270 million years ago at all.

They actually came into being by the Word of God just a few thousand years ago.

We have reason to conclude -since there is no evidence to prove evolutionary claims- that plants began just a few days before human kind roamed the earth as the Bible tells us so and it is a proven historically accurate document written as God directly spake unto man. We also can say by fact that no one has ever seen plant evolution in this way.

  1. From the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in the United Kingdom.

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