"Sequoiadendron giganteum (giant sequoia, giant redwood, Sierra redwood, Sierran redwood, or Wellingtonia) is the sole living species in the genus Sequoiadendron, and one of three species of coniferous trees known as redwoods, classified in the family Cupressaceae in the subfamily Sequoioideae, together with Sequoia sempervirens (coast redwood) and Metasequoia glyptostroboides (dawn redwood). The common use of the name 'sequoia' generally refers to Sequoiadendron giganteum, which occurs naturally only in groves on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. It is named after Sequoyah (1767–1843), the inventor of the Cherokee syllabary...Giant sequoias are the world's largest single trees and largest living thing by volume. Giant sequoias grow to an average height of 50–85 m (164–279 ft) and 6–8 m (20–26 ft) in diameter. Record trees have been measured to be 94.8 m (311 ft) in height"...The largest: General Sherman Giant Forest: 275 Ft height, 103 ft girth, volume cubic ft 52,500...oldest (but remember there are problems with dating trees by number of tree rings) "Muir Snag - Converse Basin Grove - more than 3500 years." From Wikipedia online 9-22-16
Note: There is no living life form that dates more than a few thousand years old. This supports the young age of the earth. Pix by JGL.
Observations in the Petrified Forest AZ consistent with deposition of large trees in rapid flowing ashe laden waters consistent with large flood conditions-not a swamp.
Romans Chapter 1:
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Romans Chapter 2:
1Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
Let Us Turn To The Lord While There Is Time For Repentance
(see section section on Christian Evangelism and Theology)
A Chipmunk at Sequoia National Park. A beautiful creature. The size varies but chipmunks tend to remain within a given group. "...least chipmunk... at 7.2 to 8.5 inches... and 1.1 to 1.8 ounces... Eastern chipmunk, 11 to 14 inches... 4.4 ounces..." from National Geographic online. There are 22 different species in the US (Pub Med # 8258849).
Yet, chipmunks can be affected by and carry diseases.Examples: Eastern US ones may be a reservoir for Lyme disease (Pub Med article).In western ones Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever can be transmitted by chipmunks (NPS.gov), and also Hantavirus (google book online). California chipmunks can carry the fleas that carry the bacteria that cause plague (cdph.ca.gov).
See below for a book that discusses this: with many pictures.
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