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Evolutionists say that the dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago. Not only evolutionists hold to this belief but it is promoted in all secular colleges, universities, all documentary programs, magazines and it is even preached in children’s books. With such overwhelming support it must be fact, right? Wrong!

Biological material decomposes rapidly when it is buried or exposed to the elements. When the body of Richard the Third, who died in 1485, was discovered recently it was reduced to just bones, although DNA remained in bone cells from which ancestry was determined. Otzi, the mummified iceman found in the Italian Alps in 1991 was buried a few thousand years ago under the most ideal conditions for body preservation, i.e. sub-zero temperatures. The discovery of red blood cells (RBC) in his body was heralded as an amazing find as it was claimed to be the oldest finding of RBCs ever.[1]

Imagine the surprise of paleontologist Dr Mary Schweitzer of Montana State University Laboratory when she cut the thighbone of a ‘68-million-year-old’ Tyrannosaurus rex (recovered from the Hell Creek Formation in Montana), in half and discovered:

  1. That it’s bones had not fossilized.
  2. That it had a distinctly cadaverous odor.
  3. That soft tissue was present.

T Rex blood vessels with RBCWhen she placed some of this soft tissue under a microscope, she could see still intact blood vessels, (see the image right), which contained red blood cells showing cell nuclei. She even showed that there was enough of the hemoglobin fragments to produce an immune reaction in rats, and that the hemoglobin had the correct spectra.[2] Later, after dissolving the bone matrix, she discovered soft, fibrous tissue remaining, including blood vessels containing blood cells. The pictures below, show T. rex’s soft tissue as still being flexible and resilient.

T Rex soft tissueT Rex tissue

 

 

 

 

 

The discovery was reported widely.[3] An item in US science magazine Discover was published under the heading Schweitzer’s Dangerous Discovery. The finding is only dangerous if you subscribe to the Theory of Evolution![4]

As well, Schweitzer had recovered fragments of the even more fragile and complex molecule; DNA. This had been extracted from the bone cells with markers indicating its source, such that it is extremely likely to be the dinosaur’s DNA.[5]

Because of the large number of biomolecules being found in fossils supposedly millions of years old, some scientists have conducted experiments with the aim of estimating the maximum time under the most ideal conditions in which a biomolecule can remain intact. One such group published their results[6] and arrived at maximum survival times for DNA at various temperatures; 125,000 years (0° C), 17,500 years (10° C) and 2,500 years (20° C). Since these are maximum survival times under the most ideal conditions, they represent an enormous conundrum for evolutionists, as these creatures could have lived only thousands, rather than millions, of years ago.

Then came a further announcement by Schweitzer and others in the prestigious journal Science,[7] which was of substantial additional evidence of soft tissue and proteins in a piece of fossil hadrosaur (duckbilled dinosaur—Brachylophosaurus Canadensis, see right) bone regarded by evolutionary assumptions as being 80 million years old.

Since these discoveries, soft tissue has been found in over 30 more dinosaurs.[8] It is becoming so common, that researchers at Imperial College London, discovered soft tissue and red blood cells in museum specimens of dinosaur bones[9] using a new technique of high powered microscopy. One of the researchers; Susie Maidment, commented: …there comes a point when so many different lines of evidence point towards something being true, becomes impossible to refute anymore.

Conclusion

These discoveries make the idea that the dinosaurs walked this earth millions of years ago look ridiculous. However, they fit nicely within the time frame of Noah’s Flood, which the Bible tells us happened about 4,500 years ago.

Evolution requires millions and even billions of years to support the contention that microscopically small single cell species turned themselves into you and me. When challenged, they cannot provide any mechanism through which this could have happened, but simply say, it must have happened because the only alternative is creation by a Supernatural Being, like the God of the Bible.

[1] http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/05/02/iceman-mummy-holds-world-oldest-blood-cells.html

[2] Schweitzer, M. et al, Heme compounds in dinosaur trabecular bone, PNAS 94:6291–6296, 1997; pnas.org/cgi/reprint/94/12/6291, 11 April 2008.

[3] M. Schweitzer and T. Staedter  “The Real Jurassic Park”, Earth, June 1997, pages 55–57; Schweitzer, M. H., Wittmeyer, J. L., Horner, J. R. and Toporski, J. K., Soft-tissue vessels and cellular preservation in Tyrannosaurus rex, Science, 2005, (307), pages 1952-1955; B .Yeoman, Discover, 2006, vol. 27 No 4, pages 37–41; New Scientist, March 24, 2005.

[4] Other references to this discovery are: Creation, 1993, 16(1), 9; 1997, 19(4), 42; 2005, 27(4), and 7.

[5] Schweitzer, M.H. et al, Molecular analyses of dinosaur osteocytes support the presence of endogenous molecules, Bone, 17 October 2012 | doi:10.1016/j.bone.2012.10.010.

[6] C. Nielsen-Marsh, The Biochemist, June 2002, page 12.

[7] M. H. Schweitzer et al., Biomolecular characterization and protein sequences of the Campanian hardrosaur B.canadensis, Science, 324 (5927): 626-631, 1 May 2009.

[8] Other researchers had found osteocalcin ‘dated’ to 120 Ma: Embery G. and six others, Identification of proteinaceous material in the bone of the dinosaur Iguanodon, Connective Tissue Res. 44 Suppl 1:41–6, 2003. The abstract says: “an early eluting fraction was immunoreactive with an antibody against osteocalcin.”

[9] http://www.earthtouchnews.com/discoveries/discoveries/75-million-year-old-blood-cells-found-preserved-in-dinosaur-bones

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    Wendy Spencer
    June 16, 2016 7:32 pm

    Fantastic website Gary. I look forward to reading your articles….very interesting and encouraging!
    Blessings to you.

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  • […] a previous blog; https://www.adefenceofthebible.com/2016/06/16/when-did-the-dinosaurs-die-out/, I provided compelling evidence in the form of images of soft tissue, blood vessels and even red […]

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    John Nievaart
    July 15, 2019 10:59 am

    Thanks Gary,
    How can one man have lead the entire population up the garden path for so long?
    Darwin single handedly stalled scientific analysis of our history because the world believed every word that came out of this man’s mouth
    This is the man that once actually said the following in his first edition of ‘On the Origin of Species’ in 1859, “I can see no difficulty in a race of bears being rendered, by natural selection, more aquatic in their structure and habits, with larger and larger mouths, till a creature was produced as monstrous as a whale.” …. Really!
    I agree with your conclusion on how the termination of the dinasaurs fits nicely into Noah’s timeframe.
    Thanks for your great articles.
    Darwin -One of Satan’s great peddlers of misinformation.

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