But now evolutionists have to resort to creative storytelling to account for a petrified forest they found there.
An article on Live Science suggests:
“From about 400 million to 14 million years ago, the southern continent was a very different, and much greener place. The climate was warmer, though the plants that survived at the low southern latitudes had to cope with winters of 24-hour-per-day darkness and summers during which the sun never set, just as today.”
They found “the oldest polar forest on record”. It is mostly composed of Glossopteris trees that resemble today’s Bald Cypress.
It’s hard to believe that the trees are as old as they assume:
“The plants are so well-preserved in rock that some of the amino acid building blocks that made up the trees’ proteins can still be extracted, said [paleoecologist Erik] Gulbranson, who specializes in geochemistry techniques. Studying these chemical building blocks may help clarify how the trees handled the southern latitudes’ weird sunlight conditions, as well as the factors that allowed those plants to thrive but drove Glossopteris to its death, he said.”