Night of the living…plants?

The Washington Post reports that a team of Russian scientists has successfully reanimated a flowering plant from some old seeds. Really old seeds.

The Russian research team recovered the fruit after investigating dozens of fossil burrows hidden in ice deposits on the right bank of the lower Kolyma River in northeastern Siberia, the sediments dating back 30,000-32,000 years.

What makes this so remarkable is that according to top scholars at, this is three times longer than the entire earth has been in existence, making it clear that the Russians have not only resurrected an extremely ancient species, but have found a way to recover plant materials from some other dimension, like maybe heaven. Or something. It’s probably quantum.

Yeah, that’s the ticket. Quantum.


  1. mikespeir says

    Ha! You underestimate the imagination of the Fundamentalist mind. They’ll come back with something–anything! They’ll find a way that this actually proves God created the universe in six days 6000 years ago. Then you’ll be sorry!

  2. Gregory says

    God created those seeds, along with everything else, only a few thousand years ago. He made it LOOK like they were older to test your faith.

    Or something.

  3. jerthebarbarian says

    Easy answer, DD.

    The scientists are Russians. Therefore Goddless Communists. Therefore they’re lying – the seeds are only 5000 years old, 6000 at most. And the ice they were trapped in came from the Flood.

    Heck the story even says that the plant is a lot like it’s modern ancestor. They’ll probably use it to insist that evolution can’t be happening since why does the plant still exist?

  4. I'm_not says

    I’m not allowed to mention my real age in front of my Mother’s friends because it would mean she was eight when she had me according to what she’s been telling them for years.

    Perhaps Mother Nature is the same? “3.5 billion? Don’t be silly, I’m not a DAY over 6,000…”.

  5. GordonWillis says

    You people just don’t get it, do you? Look, according to evolutionary theory the universe is 563 billion years old, or something much too big, and stars last for billions of years, and the whole universe is bigger than Ptolemy’s coffee-table model, and according to evolutionary theory comets form in a “cloud” which NO ONE CAN SEE somewhere out there, a long way away outside the crystal spheres and the waters that be above the firmament, but WE KNOW that comets burn up in a few years, so how do you explain that, then? Obviously, God magics creates a new comet every 76 years, just to keep you unbelievers wondering, and 76 is a really holy number — after all, there’s a 7, and a 6, for heaven’s sake, and 7 and 6 add up to 13! And you complain that the Flintstones isn’t true history!!! And T-Rexes got on really well with bunnies, and bacteria were REALLY FRIENDLY, till people started eating apples. What’s more, 1 and 3 make 4!! You know, FOUR!!!!! So you can see how the science on which evolutionists base their science — I mean, you can see how evolutionary theory disproves, well, evolutionary theory. See? All our calculations are based on good evolutionary theory about the solar system and plate tectonics, and they prove that evolutionary theory is evil and wrong. Scientifically.

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