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Evolution of WOOD
Can an evolutionist please explain to me how and why WOOD evolved????

FACT: Plants are made of leaves and stems and do not contain any wood.

Evolutionists claim that trees did not evolve for 15 million years after the first plants appeared.

So why did it take so long for wood to evolve why plants would have benefited from having a height advantage over their competitors from the moment they first appeared???


Garvan Elison, http://garvanellison.blogspot.com/ 103 Comments [8/22/2011 3:16:49 AM]
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Satanic Evilutionist

Dammit, and just when we were so close to tricking the kids into believing our Satanically influenced biological lies! Fucking wood, how does it work?

8/22/2011 3:21:26 AM

anevilmeme

"Can an evolutionist please explain to me how and why WOOD evolved?"

Oh look, it's trying to be clever.

8/22/2011 3:28:20 AM

Percy Q. Shunn


8/22/2011 3:45:50 AM

Tempus

So why did it take so long for wood to evolve why plants would have benefited from having a height advantage over their competitors from the moment they first appeared???

Probably because for the first few million years, most land plants were only a few centimeters tall and therefore didn't NEED woody structures to help support themselves.

Not every land plant alive today even bothers with wood.

8/22/2011 3:48:54 AM

Mister Spak

"Can an evolutionist please explain to me how and why WOOD evolved???? "

plants would have benefited from having a height advantage over their competitors

"So why did it take so long for wood to evolve why plants would have benefited from having a height advantage over their competitors from the moment they first appeared??? "

Because evolution doesn't happen in your backyard during an afternoon while you watch.

8/22/2011 4:16:00 AM

kuribo

what I can't figure out is how *you* evolved. Survival of the fittest, my ass.

8/22/2011 4:19:50 AM

Deep Search

From Wikipedia:
The early Devonian landscape was devoid of vegetation taller than waist height. Without the evolution of a robust vascular system, taller heights could not be attained. There was, however, a constant evolutionary pressure to attain greater height. The most obvious advantage is the harvesting of more sunlight for photosynthesis – by overshadowing competitors – but a further advantage is present in spore distribution, as spores (and, later, seeds) can be blown greater distances if they start higher. This may be demonstrated by Prototaxites, thought to be a late Silurian fungus reaching eight metres in height.[53]

To attain arborescence, early plants had to develop woody tissue that provided support and water transport. To understand wood, we must know a little of vascular behaviour. The stele of plants undergoing "secondary growth" is surrounded by the vascular cambium, a ring of cells which produces more xylem (on the inside) and phloem (on the outside). Since xylem cells comprise dead, lignified tissue, subsequent rings of xylem are added to those already present, forming wood.

OMG THAT WAS HARD. ALSO: LOL wood...

8/22/2011 4:32:45 AM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

If you really want to know, you could just Google "plant evolution," since it appears you have access to a googling machine.

But, obviously, you don't want real information to interfere with that willful ignorance of yours that you are so proud of.

8/22/2011 5:06:49 AM

David B.

"Evolution of xylem lignification and hydrogel transport regulation"
Boyce et al, PNAS, December 2004.
http://www.pnas.org/content/101/50/17555.short

8/22/2011 5:14:02 AM

aaa

I would love to find out what has fucked up your brain so badly.

8/22/2011 5:15:21 AM

Towey

Evolution of Wood 101: When a man loves a woman.....

8/22/2011 5:21:25 AM

gaijinlaw

"Would I? Would I!?"

"HARELIP! HARELIP!"

8/22/2011 5:21:51 AM

dionysus

Duh, wood couldn't have evolved, it was created by the almighty Beaver (may his teeth grow eternally) to help his chosen beavers build holy dams in His Holy Name. If you don't chew down at least 100 trees and build Him a shrine that makes His Tail thump in glee, he'll dam you to hell!

8/22/2011 5:36:26 AM

Raised by Horses

Wood? Fucking wood? I swear, these God-of-the-gaps attempts get lamer every year.

You'd think that if there really were a deity like the Abrahamic God, it wouldn't have any trouble proving its own existence.


8/22/2011 5:38:54 AM



Well, I wood explain it to you, but you probably won't believe me anyway.

8/22/2011 5:48:29 AM

Gawd


Is this guy genuine? Seriously, I can't tell with these people any more.

8/22/2011 5:52:29 AM

Doubting Thomas

FACT: Plants are made of leaves and stems and do not contain any wood.

That is FALSE. Anyone who's ever spent any time in the woods or tried to use a weed eater on stubborn trumpet vines like the ones I fight on my property knows that there are plenty of woody plants out there.

Oh yeah, and trees are plants as well. Go back to grade school and try to learn something this time.

8/22/2011 6:00:04 AM

Joe Mama

Oh please. "I don't know where wood came from, therefore God made it" is not a logical argument.

8/22/2011 6:10:25 AM

nutbunny

is this guy not a poe?

8/22/2011 6:22:59 AM

Zeus Almighty

Trees grow up, trees fall down; never a miscommunication. You can't explain that.

8/22/2011 6:26:16 AM

Smurfette Principle

Evolutionists claim that trees did not evolve for 15 million years after the first plants appeared.

So why did it take so long for wood to evolve why plants would have benefited from having a height advantage over their competitors from the moment they first appeared???


Why did it take so long? Because evolution takes a fucking long time, idiot. Evolution takes years and years of trial and retrial. A plant doesn't just snap its little leaf fingers and demand wood - it takes a random mutation coupled with years of breeding.

8/22/2011 6:32:40 AM

Anon-e-moose

Humans (Homo Sapiens) have 46 chromosomes. One of the earlies plants, the fern - specifically Ophioglossum reticulatum - has 1260 chromosomes.

So how could something - that appeared before trees with woody tissue, never mind humans - benefit so much from having a genetic advantage over their competitors from the momemt they appeared hundreds of millions of years ago?

The Giant Sequoia has just 66 chromosomes. Your call, Garv.

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@Da Product

"inb4 identifying wood"



The... Larch. [/Monty Python] X3

Apparently Garv here can't tell the difference between Deciduous and Evergreen. Basic biology class stuff. Bamboo is used widely in the Far East as scaffolding (amongst thousands of other uses), with a tensile strength higher than steel. PROTIP: Bamboo is a species of grass, Garv m'boy.

8/22/2011 6:42:08 AM

Da Product

inb4 identifying wood

8/22/2011 6:43:36 AM

CanadianBroad

OMFG! I mean, really? That's supposed to be some kind of "gotcha" question?


Sigh.

I have no more than high-school biology to go on (and that was back in the dark ages, when we rode T-Rex's to school, ya know) and I can still figure *that* one out.

What a dinglberry.

8/22/2011 6:49:45 AM

CanadianBroad

@ gaijinlaw

LoL!! I thought I was the only one who remembered that gem of bygone eras.

Oh, and thanks for making me snort coffee. Not nice at all. ;)

8/22/2011 6:53:03 AM
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