If you read the blurb on the Daintree rainforest you will see the age of the rainforest estimated as anywhere from 100 million years old to 180 million years old.
Discrepancy in the age of the rainforest is borne from margins of error in the use of molecular clocks. This error is entirely acceptable and as more calibrating markers are found the gap will narrow.
Just because one scientist’s calculation returns an age of 100 million years and another returns 140 million years does not mean that the dating method is entirely erroneous and the rainforest has only been here since just after “Noah” sailed by in his impossible large wooden super tanker.
Those of you who believe the earth is only 12000 years old, stop reading now as the rest is a waste of your prayer time and limited mental resources.
The Daintree Rainforest could be 180 million years old
Have you ever considered how old that is?
If we write “2014” on a standard sheet of A4 paper and “2013”on the next and “2012” on the next and so on until we have written on a piece of paper for every year back to 180 million years ago we end up with a tower of paper.
The piece of paper corresponding to First Dynasty of Egypt (5200 years ago) would sit about your waist. The piece of paper written for the year of humans and chimpanzee last common ancestor would be at the height of 880 meters or 3 Eifel towers. (I have chosen this year as 8 million years ago, all the while realising that split might have taken as much as a 4 million years. Yes, you creationists, this means our ancestors were getting busy with all sorts for a very long time).
The entire column or paper would be 19.8 kilometers high. That’s a stack of paper 61 Eifel Towers or 23.8 Burj Khalifas high. A Modern jet liner at its flight ceiling would still be 6 kilometers under this height.
So hopefully you get the picture.
The Daintree rainforest has been here for a time unfathomable by our seconds and minutes brains