They lied about methuselah tree at convention

by hoser 23 Replies latest jw friends

  • hoser

    There was a part about pine trees in California mountains at regional convention. The brother/organization lied about how old they are. He said oldest tree is 4200 years old when it is actually 5000 years old.

    5000 years doesn't work too well with Noah's flood story so they have to alter history


  • ttdtt

    Well - having given many DC talks - I found that the outlines often distort facts.

    And when that doesnt happen, many brothers make things up, either because they are stupid, or the change the narrative to fit their point.

  • sir82

    Maybe the tree had scuba gear and thus survived the flood?

    Hey, it's at least as plausible as anything recounted in the first 11 chapters of Genesis.

  • pale.emperor

    I could never understand how the dinosaurs supposedly died out during the flood of Noah, when there was never any evidence of human/ape bones alongside the dinosaur ones. You'd think a giant lizard alive only 4000 years ago would be relatively easy to find and they'd be popping up everywhere.

  • fokyc

    "The longest-lived is the Great Basin bristlecone pine, Pinus longaeva. One individual of this species, dubbed "Methuselah", is one of the world's oldest living organisms at around 4,600 years old. This tree can be found in the White Mountains of California."

    "An older tree, now cut down, was dated at 4,900 years old."

  • Anony Mous
    Anony Mous

    They forgot Pando, a much more impressive tree organism that is nearly 80k years old.

    There are also species like Hydra that do not die, they are believed to be immortal.

  • ttdtt

    I think the point is - not the mistake about this 1 error...

    But the Pattern of reversing scientific and historical reality to fit what the GB want people to believe.

  • waton

    in wt science some trees need watering by immersion only once in their life, and fire to germinate. ?

  • Half banana
    Half banana

    Good one anony mous, but the fact is that we can date trees by a the system of scientific overlapping.

    The growth rings of old trees can be compared under the microscope to the rings of earlier and later trees and we have a continuity of growth patterns making dendrochronology a dating tool for archaeologists and paleontologists etc. It now goes back about twelve thousand years and is used for calibrating radio carbon dating. If there was a world flood in the third millennium BCE dendrochronology would have picked it up.

    What it says in the Bible, it aint so aint necessarily so!

  • fastJehu
    Half banana
    Good one anony mous, but the fact is that we can date trees by a the system of scientific overlapping...

    Thanks Half banana. Here is the evidence.

    The german university Hohenheim near Stuttgart has the world longest tree growth rings calender and he goes back 12.500 years.

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