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what a beautiful creature!

January 27, 2008
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The Oldest Organisms on Earth

Today’s Botany Photo of the Day is Pinus longaeva, bristlecone pine. Trees of this species are generally considered to be “the longest-lived of all sexually reproducing, nonclonal species.” Many of them are over 4000 years old including this one, from Wheeler Peak in Nevada.

It is located in the same area as the oldest known tree, the 4,862 year old tree formerly known as “Prometheus” before it was cut down [The Martyred One].

If the world was created in 4004 B.C. then the deluge can be reliably dated to about 2450 B.C., which means that Prometheus was living for 400 years before the flood and must have survived it. Isn’t that amazing?

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