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Claim CC251:

Evolutionists claim that conifers are descended from a group of plants called progymnosperms. But there is no evidence that progymnosperms ever existed.


Williams, Alexander, 2001-2002. Kingdom of the plants. Creation 24(1): 46-48.


  1. Progymnosperms are not hypothetical. They are an important group of fossil plants, now extinct, which include the earliest trees (Meyer-Berthaud et al. 1999). Creationists can choose to believe that progymnosperms are not transitional forms, but they certainly existed.


Arens, N. C., 1998. Progymnosperms.

Speer, B. R. and Nan Crystal Arens, 1996. Introduction to the progymnosperms.


  1. Meyer-Berthaud, B., S. E. Scheckler and J. Wendt. 1999. Archaeopteris is the earliest known modern tree. Nature 398: 700-701.

Further Reading:

Scheckler, S. E. 1999. Progymnosperms. In: Encyclopedia of Paleontology, R. Singer, ed., Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publ., vol 2, pp. 992-995.
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