Scientists examining the structure of pine cones were astonished by their reproductive structures. The cones which produce pollen make use of aerodynamic forces. Research has shown that these plants can change the wind"s linear movement in three different ways. First, the branches and twigs direct wind"s direction towards the center of the pine cone. Then, the wind in this area is directed and angled towards the cone"s ovaries, where the seeds will be formed. In the second method, the wind, getting in contact with the cone"s outer covering, whirls around its axis and tends toward the openings to the cone"s interior. Third, thanks to the cone"s projections, it causes turbulence that deflects the wind down, toward the cone"s outer surface. (For further information, see Harun Yahya"s The Miracle of Creation in Plants, Goodword Books, 2002.) No doubt that this tree, which lacks a brain and yet engages in making use of the wind"s movements, employs a kind of wisdom that cannot be explained by coincidence, as evolutionists claim. Coincidences cannot teach a plant how to exploit the wind. Moreover, plants lack the ability to plan even a single part of such a complex system. This perfect structure in pine cones is the artistry of our Almighty Lord.
|FOSSIL NO: ||SP0649 |
|AGE:||65-23 million years|
|LOCATION:||New Bamberg, Germany|
|LIVING SPECIMENS:|| |