Quotes: Photosynthesis

English: Underside of taro (Colocasia esculent...

To go with Science in the Bible: Photosynthesis

From Farm Industry News “”Circadian clocks control the timing of an extraordinary variety of developmental and physiological processes in humans and other species, but figuring out how they do this is tough,” said Laurie Tompkins, who oversees biological clock grants at the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences, which funded the research.”

And they want us to believe this “just happened?”

On Kidipede: “The first cells could not photosynthesize (foe-toe-SIN-the-size). They got food by breaking apart hydrocarbon molecules. But a little more than three billion years ago, some of the prokaryote cells evolved to be able to pull electrons out of the sunlight that fell on them from space. This turned out to be a very efficient method of getting food for the cell, and so more of the cells that lived this way survived. Pretty soon most of the cells on Earth got their food through photosynthesis.”

And you were there to see this?  Why not just say you’re guessing based on how deeply these plants were buried?  I notice that plants were watching each other and copying efficient methods the others had figured out.  Those were some smart proto-plants!

English: Anatomy of a leaf.

Anatomy of a leaf

Also from Kidipede: “The early photosynthesizing cells took in so much carbon dioxide and shot out so much oxygen that by 2.2 billion years ago, Earth’s atmosphere had a lot of oxygen in it – instead of 1% oxygen, Earth’s atmosphere went up to about 20% oxygen, as it is now (20 out of every 100 atoms in the air are oxygen). People call this the oxygen revolution.”

I’ll have to look this one up, but I bet this “oxygen revolution” is based on a lot of assumptions, too.  If you can’t wait for me to get around to it, have a look at this chapter from Evolution Exposed by Answers in Genesis

Spinach in flower

Spinach in flower

From PlantPhys.com: Photoperiodism (which is a great page to study), “Plants need to know when to produce flowers…Plants living near the equator do not have to worry about preparing for winter…Plants need to be able to detect the difference between one season…To determine whether it is the correct season for flowering or not, the plant has evolved a way to determine the length of day and to respond correctly.”

Boy, the first plants were mind-bogglingly smart.  They knew what they needed to know and they knew how to find out.  Scientists are still struggling just to understand the amazing ways plants do what they do!

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.  Isaiah 55:8-11

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