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N51:  The oldest living thing is younger than 4,900 years


Edited by Greg Neyman




The oldest living thing is younger than 4,900 years (a Bristlecone pine).  This is proof that the flood wiped out all plant and animal life several thousand years ago

Source:  Henry Morris, Scientific Creationism, 1974.  p. 193.




  1. The King Clone creosote bush in the Mojave Desert is 11,700 years old (see E611: The King Clone Creosote Bush)

  2. Tree rings give an unbroken record back more than 11,000 years.  A worldwide flood would have destroyed this record

  3. The age of the oldest living thing does not date the ages of events that happened prior to 4,900 years

  4. It merely means that no global catastrophe happened within the last 4,900 years


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