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If we can ignore the man-made mayhem and murder, our world is really a place of profound beauty.  Death happens every moment of the day, in every part of our planet.  But the world is bursting with beauty.  Now imagine if local garbage collection trucked all our waste organic matter  to a designated land-fill, and there it sat, accumulating more and more of our city’s compostable waste, but it did not COMPOST.  What then?

Soon the city would require another land-fill, and then another.  In a world where dead organic matter did not decompose our world would soon become a disgusting, towering garbage heap, like something out of a horror movie.

But God, the Creator foresaw that death would enter the world because of the disobedience of mankind, Adam and Eve decided they wanted to be the masters of their own destiny, rather than servants of the living God.  So sin entered the world, and death through sin.

But though marred by sin and death, nature shouts the beauty and love of God.  Dig into a damp old pile of grass and leaves, and the smell will clear your sinus headache.  The leaves that fell into a pail a few months ago are now slimy and fetid.  On the land and in the waters, plants, fish and animals die and are rapidly consumed by other life forms, which die and provide food for the next feeders in that cycle, until finally myriad microscopic life-forms finish the job, converting dead things to rich, humic soil in which plants flourish and provide food for animals and people.

That is what we see everywhere, all over the world, the cycle of life and death and renewal.

But something strange happened at some point in earth’s history.   Dead things did not pass through the normal processes.

Time froze.  Something abnormal happened.

Perfectly formed plants and animals and fish and birds and clams and squid and frogs and bats and flowers and jelly-fish,……in fact just about every thing alive today, can be found preserved in stone.  Massive amounts of living things got ground into being the surrounding matrix while other life forms were caught in the midst of vibrant life,…… and fossilized.  Some creatures retain all the bones, the wing venation, fur, feathers, scales.

                       Wing venation in fossil insects.

Untold billions of rapidly buried life is clearly recognizable, in death the same life on earth with us today, despite the claims made that millions of years of evolution happened from the time of their fossilization to the present day.  Plants, animals, fish, fowl, bugs, clams,….all life….. got squeezed in sedimentary processes that produced the oil, gas and coal that we depend on for modern life.  Limestone is comprised of past life.

Three-quarters of the earths geology is still sedimentary.  Glaciation scraped away the over-burden in places like the Great Canadian Shield.  Other places show evidence of massive volcanic eruption, powerful earthquakes, gigantic tsunamis altering existing geologic formations, otherwise we’d see that sedimentation covered the entire earth, prior to subsequent geologic activity. The Grand Canyon was carved when a huge natural dam, (the Lake Powell area) burst.  The little Colorado river could not, and did not cut clean down to such a depth of rocks of varying hardness.  That is not anything we see in nature.  Water always finds the easiest route.  But a massive dam break has enormous power, as we saw recently in the fear inspired by the erosion at Oroville Dam. Most of earth’s land surface was likely encased in sedimentary layers, as the global flood of Noah’s day receded leaving new oceans, lakes and rivers and water returning to the deeps.

If the earth’s high mountains and valleys, as well as the mountains and trenches of the oceans were shaped into one round ball, water would again cover the entire earth, as it did in the terrible judgment of God, some 4,500 years ago.

That flood, and ONLY that Biblical flood can explain a time on earth when the normal processes of death, decay, and renewal were suspended.

The earth shouts of a sudden, catastrophic event that captured billions and billions and billions of living things, in the midst of vibrant life and slammed them into a cementing, watery matrix, heaped compressing subsequent layers, and still more and more and more layers of flora and fauna, pressing down like gigantic irons, retaining the shapes and minute details of living things that could not die, wilt and decay and be consumed by that voracious food chain so necessary to life and renewal.

All those natural and necessary interactions were suspended for that brief period of time.

We know it was brief because rock layers around the globe are the evidence that almost NO TIME elapsed from the moment of death to the burial in a cementing slurry, to the added overburden needed to compress the slurry, retain the form of the plant or animal, squeeze out the water, and air so that no oxygen remained for microorganisms to do their normal job.  Some fossils are encased in massive graveyards while most are in pancake-flat layers, some of them hundreds of feet deep within paper-thin laminae.

God warned the inhabitants of earth of His severe displeasure at the sins that marred His world, but they laughed and mocked, until He opened up the skies and the deeps and drowned all life apart from Noah, his wife, three sons and their wives.  The Lord brought at least two of every creature with the breath of life on board the ark.  Fish were buried in the turbidity flows, but much marine life survived and the oceans now abound with diversity, in fact we continue to discover more there all the time.  Plants have the ability to renew through seeds and roots.  The Ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat, and after 150 days the occupants of this great floating ark, mankind started all over.   But the lessons were soon forgotten.

That 150 days was an anomaly that left us rock-hard, unambiguous proof of an event so gigantic, so profoundly indisputable of the truth of Genesis 6, that no human being with a thinking mind will ever be able to say to God, …..’But Lord, they told me you did not exist.  They, the media, the schools, the scholars, they told me that Genesis was just a fairy tale, that the global flood was a myth.  They said those billions of fossils, in pancake-flat sedimentary layers, all over the earth are proof of our evolutionary ascent from primordial slime in some ancient sea, that somehow pulled up its slimy little sockies to emerge millions and billions of years later as,………..me.

They said you did not create life, the universe and everything.  They said I could eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow I die and return to the earth.  From dust to dust with a godless fling in between.

They said that fossils prove our evolutionary ascent, from slime to scientist………hey wait a minute……..How do massive, thick layers of flat sedimentary rocks with un-decayed, un-recycled, non-renewed organic material provide food for on-going creatures purported to be evolving ever upward during multi-millions of years that are said to make up the text-book version of earth’s geologic column?

In my real world plants put down roots.  The earth is full of diverse eco-systems and the cycle of life renews and restores.  But in those flat, thick sedimentary layers that cover thousands of square miles on every continent there is nothing natural.  You can find fish flattened in the exact same layer, right beside land flowers. Oak leaves tightly packed in with birds,  bugs, frogs, or spiders.  Billions of once living things flattened beside each other, on top of each other.  Layer upon layer upon layer that allow no time at all for normal decay processes, and that buried flora and fauna from distinctly different habitats into a cementing slurry. We recognize them.  There is virtually no change (though the Latin names assigned to fossils don’t always give away the fact that spiders are clearly spiders, etc.)

The explanation given for this unavoidable proof of the global flood are ludicrous, and those who mislead little children and trusting adults will face a terrible judgment for their deliberate deception.

Please read the evolutionists claims.  Read them in your children’s books, in your magazines and newspapers.  Read them as the preface to almost any topic relating to life on earth.  The ruling paradigm is that all life evolved from non-life. Then miraculously life proceeded,… minus any help, to spiral upwards to greater and greater diversity and complexity.  But read with your mind engaged.  Ask yourself if the claims match the real-life data all around you.  Our senses are wonderful gifts to help us sort out truth and error, and truth can be found, when we determine to follow it, alone if necessary.

We never have witnessed any kind of life changing into another kind of improved life.   We see only the expression of God’s pre-programmed genetic diversity being expressed.  We also see the tragic results of mutations when things go sideways or downhill.   But never, despite the obscene amounts of money or time expended to prove the theory of evolution, have we ever seen life emerge from non-life, or one kind of creature evolve into something different and improved.

Never.  Oh but scientists will tout their poor little mutated mosquitoes, deformed, distorted and unable to compete in the real world with their free cousins.  Mosquitoes still,……but at least when they’re in labs, being zapped by scientists  they can’t be out among us humans spreading >>>>>>>

malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, chikungunya, yellow fever,[1] filariasis, Japanese encephalitis, Saint Louis encephalitis, Western equine encephalitis, Eastern equine encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, La Crosse encephalitis and Zika fever.

which Wikipedia says sickens or kills some 700 million people annually.

The fossil record cries out the truth of God’s word in Genesis.  The evolutionist ever-changing story demands time, endless time, as much as they need and then still more.  They can add or subtract millions or even billions with impunity.  No one holds them to account.  They make up just-so stories about flora and fauna dying and falling into warm shallow seas, or somehow kazillion things that exist on land end up pressed tightly together in death and perfectly preserved after falling into lakes, or things died and then floated down rivers and then the sand and earth and rocks covered them.  And you, dear human are expected to suspend all common sense and believe these incredible just-so stories.

The catastrophic, global flood of Noah’s day is rock-solid truth.  You may hold it in your hands.  You can scale mountains and descend into valleys and find the stark proof of rapid burial, heavy overburden, removal of oxygen in sedimentary deposition all over the earth.

So okay.  If you now see that fossils had to have been formed by rapid burial, will that new awareness bring you to a relationship with God, who brings you knowledge of what he did to the ancient world?  It might.  And I pray, by the grace of God,  that seeing the deception of evolutionists efforts to deny the wonder and beauty and beyond our comprehension complexity of God’s created order, the clear story of a global, catastrophic flood, and His restoration of the cycle of death, decay and renewal, that you too will seek and find the God of all truth.

Pictures of fossil landforms around the world

The application of novel molecular techniques (such as high throughput sequencing) during the past two decades has uncovered a phenomenal bacterial diversity in soils. For example, a single gram of soil can harbour up to 1010 bacterial cells and an estimated species diversity of between 4·103 [1] to 5·104 species [2]. Several studies have identified major environmental influences on soil bacterial diversity (such as soil pH [3], nitrogen [4], plant communities [5] or land use [6]) and soil bacterial biomass (soil organic carbon [7]), that vary between geographical regions and across biomes.
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Soil is full of life. It is often said that a handful of soil has more living organisms than there are people on planet Earth. Soils are the stomach of the earth, consuming, digesting, and cycling nutrients and organisms.

On first observation, however, soil may appear as a rather inert material on which we walk, build roads, construct buildings, and grow plants. On closer observation, we observe that soil is teeming with living organisms. Living organisms present in soil include archaea, bacteria, actinomycetes, fungi, algae, protozoa, and a wide variety of larger soil fauna, including springtails, mites, nematodes, earthworms, ants, insects that spend all or part of their life underground, and larger organisms such as burrowing rodents. All of these are important in making up the environment we call soil and in bringing about numerous transformations that are vitally important to life.

WHAT DO SOIL BIOLOGISTS STUDY?

The links between soil organisms and how they impact soil chemical and physical properties is complex. Soil biologists study a variety of things.

MICROBIAL CONSUMERS AND DECOMPOSERS

Only 5% of what is produced by green plants is consumed by animals, but the 95% is consumed by microorganisms. One gram of fertile soil can contain up to one billion bacteria. There are many different types of bacteria, and most of them have not even been discovered yet! Most of these bacteria are aerobic, meaing that they require oxygen from the soil atmosphere. However, other bacteria need to live without oxygen, and other types can live both with, and without oxygen. The growth of these bacteria is limited by the food that is available in the soil.

Soil fungi are also large component of the soil that come in various sizes, shapes, and colors. Mushrooms have underground roots (mycelium) that absorbs nutrients and water until they are ready to flower in the mushroom form. They tolerate acidity, which makes them very important to decompose materials in very acidic forests, that microbes cannot do, they can also decompose lignin, which is the woody tissues for decomposing plants.

SOIL ANIMALS

Soil animals are consumers and decomposers because they feed on organic matter and decomposition occurs in the digestive tract. Some animals feed on roots, and others feed on each other. There are several types of worms. Earthworms are the easiest to identify. They eat plant material and organic matter, and excrete worm castings in the soil as food for other organisms. They also leave channels that they burrow in, which increases infiltration. Earthworms can weigh between 100-1,000 pounds per acre! There are also microscopic worms called nematodes, or roundworms. These worms live in the water around soil particles. There are several different types of nematodes, some of them eat dead materials, others eat living roots, and some eat other living organisms. Some nematodes are bad, and can cause severe root damage or deformation.

Aside from worms, another large body of insects are arthoropods that have exoskeletons and jointed legs. These include mites, millipedes, centipedes, springtails, and grubs.

CARBON AND NUTRIENT CYCLING

Nurtient Cycling is the exchange of nutrients between the living and nonliving parts of the ecosystem. Soil biologists measure how plants and microbes absorb nutrients, and incorporate them into organic matter, which is the basis for the carbon cycle. There are two main processes.Immobilization is when soil organisms take up mineral nutrients from the soil and transform them into microbial and plant tissues. The opposite process is mineralization, which is what happens when organism die and release nutrients from their tissues. This process is rapidly changing, and very important in providing nutrients for plants to grow. The carbon cycle and nitrogen cycle are both very important to soil microbiologists.

SOIL MICROBE AND ORGANISM INTERACTIONS

Plant roots leak a lot of organic substances into the soil from dead materials. These provide food for the microorganisms, and create zones of activity around the root called the rhizosphere. In this zone, plant growth or toxic substances can be produced, but most of these organisms are benefical.

Other scientists study soil diseases of plants and animals found in the soil. Bacteria and fungi can cause plants to wilt or rot. The Great Potato Famine in Ireland in 1845 was caused by a fungus that caused the potato blight! These organisms don’t just impact plants. Humans can get sick if certain types of bacteria, like E-Coli, are present in our waste, and that waste isn’t treated properly. 

Some fungi “infect” plant roots, but the relationship is symbiotic, meaning that it is beneficial to both the plant and the root. These are called mycorrhiza, and they help plants absorb more water and nutrients, increase drought resistance, and reduce infection by diseases.

Another symbiotic relationship involves nitrogen. There is a lot of nitrogen in the atmosphere, but it is not easy for plants to get. There are certain species of bacteria that absorb nitrogen gas from the atmosphere, and form a nodule. These are called nitrogen fixing bacteria. When they die, the nitrogen that they used are released for plants.

 
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