Here is some more food for thought, for the attention of Calibrated Thinker.
This is a picture of an actual plant remain found amongst strata that were originally layered between coal measures. I own several very much like it, all of which I gathered myself.
It came from a site at Writhlington in the UK, where old mining works on the Somerset coal measures left great spoil heaps; the layers of shale from in-between the coal seams.
Now I'm no expert, but I have to say that these plants don't look like they just came off the forest floor to me. They look a lot more like they've spent the last three hundred million years underground as part of a rock formation.
Now I've documented the sort of plant fossil that we can easily find and it's exactly what we would expect to find if the Earth were many millions of years old. Can Calibrated Thinker provide us with some evidence for these "fresh" leaves and twigs?
Mutate and Survive
"A curious aspect of the theory of evolution is that everybody thinks he understands it." - Jacques Monod