We suspect that some of you may still be struggling to shake off the lies you learned when you studied evolution, so today we’re going to settle the matter for you — with the help of the creation scientists at the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) — the fountainhead of young-earth creationist wisdom.
Their latest article is Urban Trees Point to Creation. It was written by Brian Thomas. He’s described at the end of his articles as “Science Writer at the Institute for Creation Research.” This is ICR’s biographical information on him. Here are some excerpts from his article, with bold font added by us:
A recent U.S. Forest Service study estimated that the trees planted along California streets provide a billion dollars’ worth of human benefit each year. And that benefit comes cheap. This analysis reveals five tree-related benefits that identify where trees fit in the origins controversy.
They provide a footnote — which is very scholarly! — with a link to the study they’re talking about: Structure, function and value of street trees in California, USA. Then ICR briefly summarizes the reported benefits of urban trees, some of which are:
• Increase property value, mostly through aesthetics
• Reduce air-conditioning costs by providing cooling shade
• Improve air quality by absorbing pollutants
They also mention health benefits, referring to “a 2013 study showing lower death rates in well-treed neighborhoods.” We weren’t aware of that. But then ICR’s analysis goes beyond such mundane things. They ask:
Did trees evolve or were they created?
And then they provide the answer:
Tree cells use suites of enzymes to construct wood. Their extraordinary precision and ingenious design defy tree evolution. In other words, tree design could not arise by natural processes any more than a tornado could somehow construct an airplane from a pile of raw materials.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! It’s that old creationist maxim, the Junkyard tornado. This is great creation science! Let’s read on:
The beauty and variety in tree leaf shapes and textures also defies evolution. If all trees descended from a single tree ancestor, as evolutionary dogma asserts, then why did nature not select a plain leaf shape that merely executes photosynthesis most efficiently? Instead, tree leaves come in a delightful array of intriguing varieties, apparently intended to reveal the Creator’s appreciation for variety.
You have no answer to that, do you? ICR continues:
And fossils show no evidence of evolutionary transition from non-wood plants to woody trees. Fully woody trees suddenly appear as fossils, just as they appear fully formed today.
Jeepers, they’re right! Where’s the fossil of something that was half water lily and half oak tree? You know the answer — there isn’t such a fossil. So ICR declares:
Instead of natural processes slowly evolving trees, a supernatural process appears to have suddenly created them.
The logic is undeniable! Here’s more:
The impressive list of California street tree benefits shows that trees meet human needs. And meeting our needs implies intentional kindness.
After a scripture quote we’re told:
So according to this Psalm as well as other Scriptures, the same Lord and Creator who uses trees to load us with daily cost savings and health benefits also offers all people everywhere an escape from death through forgiveness of sin.
Are you convinced now, dear reader? If not, there is no hope for you.
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