Prototaxites /ˌproʊtoʊˈtæksᵻˌtiːz/

For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world,g in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

(Romans 1:19-20) ESV

The enigmatic fossil Prototaxites /ˌproʊtoʊˈtæksᵻˌtiːz/ shows us how THE NARRATIVE forces “scientists” to dream up nonsense (inductive reasoning). It’s a pinnacle in scientific blindness.

We (that’s me and the Holy spirit) have a passion for science. Biological science in general and evolutionary Biology in particular, with specialization in Paleobotany and the flora of the Devonian period. It’s because of this that we’re familiar with a fossil called Prototaxites.


We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.

Matty’s Razor

According to the popular science narrative (SciPop)…

Prototaxites is a genus of terrestrial fossil organisms dating from the Late Silurian until the Late Devonian periods, approximately 420 to 370 million years ago. Prototaxites formed large trunk-like structures up to 1 metre (3 ft) wide, reaching 8 metres (26 ft) in height, made up of interwoven tubes around 50 micrometres (0.0020 in) in diameter. Whilst traditionally very difficult to assign to an extant group of organisms, current opinion suggests a fungal placement for the genus. Recent discovery of what are likely algal symbionts makes it a lichen, rather than a fungus in the strict sense. Lichens are classified with the fungal not the algal component, and the main tubular cells of Prototaxites are most like those of the fungal phylum Glomeromycota.

Wikipedia

Prototaxites /ˌproʊtoʊˈtæksᵻˌtiːz

Prototaxites was originally believed to be a Yew tree infected with a fungus but over time it’s been reclassified as either a fungus or a brown algae type organism. The thing that’s odd is that it’s the size of a Yew tree but has internal structure like a mushroom. It couldn’t have lived on land.


Faith is believing in something that you can’t see, because of evidence.

– Faith, definition

In spite of its name, which suggests Gymnosperm affinities, Prototaxites has turned out to be a colossal fossil enigma.

– Wilson N. Stewart, Paleobotany and the evolution of plants.

Life Began in Zero-G, that’s why an organism with the characteristics of a soft-bodied fungus could grow to be as big as a Yew tree. When gravity was created on the 2nd day the bodies of these giant fungal hyphae were entombed. This groups Prototaxites with the other Precambrian fossils that were deposited on the 2nd day. Matty’s Paradigm assigns Prototaxites to the Precambrian, Ediacaran. Yep, we can do that. It’s science…


Salvation

  1. Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
    • believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
  2. confess your sin.

SciPop is a rationalization of godless existence. As a result, ALL physical evidence has to be interpreted in such a way as to make it compliant with the paradigm. That’s why Prototaxites was assigned to the Late Silurian to Late Devonian. It has nothing to do with radioisotope dating. It’s simply because no one understands this thing and it has to go somewhere.

This means that SciPop paints itself into a corner over and over again and has to concoct some of the stupidest ideas you have ever seen, such as this artistic interpretation of what Prototaxites would have looked like in its terrestrial habitat. SciPop has failed.


The reason for creation is the manifestation of sentient life with free will.

– The Reason for Creation

Today’s passage, from Romans Chapter 1, states that the truth about God has been made known to everyone through what we can observe of the world around us. It goes on to add a warning about the consequences of denying self-evident truth. Sadly, what the world calls “science,” fell into the hands of men and women who were very adept at denying self-evident truth.


The purpose of creation is to bring about the permanent physical separation of light from darkness, day from night, good from evil.

– The Purpose of Creation

Today’s image is seaweed. A Brown Algae with internal structure similar to the preserved remains of Prototaxites. You way notice that it is limply flopped over, unable to support its own weight. Seriously people, there’s no excuse.


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