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  •  Um, ot exactly: (1+ / 0-)
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    Oh Mary Oh
    Young-Earth Creationists and IDers maintain that God created the world less than 10,000 years ago. .... The oldest trees are older than that.
    The oldest is a conifer in Sweden the root system of which is 9,550 years old. What is seen above ground isn't ancient, though. (I'd have given a link to the Nat Geo page where I found this but I'm having problems this morning getting a link properly embedded.)

    Just wanted to give you a heads-up on tree ages so you don't get blindsided by someone who disagrees with everything you say.

    And besides that, you know how it is: If someone is wrong about something on the Internet, ... ;)
     

    Being the single intellectual in a village of 1,100 souls ain't much fun, especially when 1,099 of those don't think you're all that smart.--Lucy Marsden

    by Miniaussiefan on Tue May 07, 2013 at 04:14:25 AM PDT

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    •  Not, of course, not "ot." (1+ / 0-)
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      Sheesh. You'd think there'd be a way to preview and correct things....

      Being the single intellectual in a village of 1,100 souls ain't much fun, especially when 1,099 of those don't think you're all that smart.--Lucy Marsden

      by Miniaussiefan on Tue May 07, 2013 at 04:24:01 AM PDT

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