Senior research scientist Alexander Cherkinsky specializes in the preparation of samples for Carbon testing. He directed the pretreatment and processing of the dinosaur bone samples with the Accelerator Mass Spectrometer, though he did not know the bones were from dinosaurs, and he signed the reports. Carbon dating at this facility is certainly the very best. But in , someone told the director of the facility, Jeff Speakman, that the Paleochronology group was showing the Carbon reports on a website and YouTube and drawing the obvious conclusions. So when he received another bone sample from the Paleochronology group, he returned it to sender and sent an email saying: The scientists at CAIS and I are dismayed by the claims that you and your team have made with respect to the age of the Earth and the validity of biological evolution.
The other groups mentioned are, like dinosaurs and pterosaurs, members of Sauropsida the reptile and bird clade , with the exception of Dimetrodon which is a synapsid. Definition Triceratops skeleton, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Under phylogenetic nomenclature , dinosaurs are usually defined as the group consisting of the most recent common ancestor MRCA of Triceratops and Neornithes , and all its descendants.
In traditional taxonomy, birds were considered a separate class that had evolved from dinosaurs, a distinct superorder. However, a majority of contemporary paleontologists concerned with dinosaurs reject the traditional style of classification in favor of phylogenetic taxonomy; this approach requires that, for a group to be natural, all descendants of members of the group must be included in the group as well.
Soft tissue and amino acids should last only a fraction of that time. Someone who believes the Earth is less than 10, years old may see Schweitzer’s find as compelling evidence for a young Earth rather than a cause to re-examine the nature of fossilization.
Tweet NaturalNews A recent archaeological discovery that throws a wrench into the conventional theory of evolution has reportedly cost a California professor his job. Mark Armitage, a former scientist at California State University, Northridge CSUN , was reportedly fired after claiming to have unearthed a dinosaur fossil that still contains soft, flexible tissue, suggesting that it can’t be millions of years old. A year veteran in his field, Armitage has published many studies over the years in peer-reviewed journals.
One of his most recent was published last July, pertaining to a discovery he made at the Hell Creek Formation excavation site in Montana. According to The Christian Post, Armitage was evaluating a triceratops horn fossil when he came across preserved soft tissue. A lawsuit recently filed in Armitage’s defense describes his reaction to the discovery as “fascinated,” since flexible matter has never before been discovered on a dinosaur fossil. Naturally, Armitage published his findings — in this case, he published them in the Elsevier journal Acta Histochemica — and proceeded to share his findings with his students.
Not long after, Armitage was approached by a CSUN faculty head who reportedly shouted at him, “We are not going to tolerate your religion in this department! This should be a wakeup call and warning to the entire world of academia. In a story published by The Huffington Post, Stephanie Pappas explained that iron in dinosaurs’ blood may have a preservative effect on soft tissue. According to the report, Schweitzer and her colleagues had discovered soft tissue in the fossilized leg of a Tyrannosaurus rex, which she says was unusually soft and still transparent for being supposedly 68 million years old.
What Does the Evidence Really Say? October 19, Images from Mary Schweitzer’s research. Full citation and links at bottom of page. Paleontologist Mary Schweitzer made worldwide headlines in for announcing that she had discovered soft tissue preserved in 65 million year old dinosaur fossils. Those who deny the scientific evidence for the old age of the earth have attempted to leverage this discovery to cast doubt on dating methods.
Fossil soft tissue in dinosaur bones has been a controversial topic among researchers for quite some time. Hard tissues, such as bones, eggs, teeth, and enamel scales, are able to .
June 28, from Answers in Depth Animals can show up in the oddest places and make evolutionists scratch their heads as is the case with the newly discovered monkey fossils. Book Chapter March 28, from Creation: Facts of Life Can changes from molecules-to-man macroevolution be explained by extrapolated from the process of mutation-selection microevolution? June 22, from Answers in Depth Evolutionists have come to largely accept the fact that soft tissues can be preserved in fossils for an extraordinarily long time.
But millions of years. Magazine Department Article April 1, from Answers Magazine The fossil of a creature resembling a groundhog that lived during the time of dinosaurs has become an anomaly for evolutionists. Magazine Department Article April 1, from Answers Magazine Cartorhynchus lenticarpus, whose discovery was hailed last November, is being hailed as an evolutionary link, but this characterization is premature.
Evolutionists want to know. April 14, from News to Know Orphan eggs in Cretaceous Spain offer ambiguous clues to their missing parents. June 25, from News to Know Algae to bones. Oldest Found Remains of Animals Aug. Book Chapter July 31, from Wonders of Geology Dinosaur National Monument houses one of the largest on-location dinosaur fossil displays in the entire world.
The Radiometric Dating Game Radiometric dating methods estimate the age of rocks using calculations based on the decay rates of radioactive elements such as uranium, strontium, and potassium. On the surface, radiometric dating methods appear to give powerful support to the statement that life has existed on the earth for hundreds of millions, even billions, of years. We are told that these methods are accurate to a few percent, and that there are many different methods.
We are told that of all the radiometric dates that are measured, only a few percent are anomalous.
Part of the Explore the Film series. “Clearly this is in violation of the dating process. It challenges the entire dating process.” – Kevin Anderson, Microbiologist at Van Andel Creation Research Center In , soft tissue was discovered inside the femur of a dinosaur bone by Dr. Mary Schweitzer.
It was big news indeed last year when Schweitzer announced she had discovered blood vessels and structures that looked like whole cells inside that T. The finding amazed colleagues, who had never imagined that even a trace of still-soft dinosaur tissue could survive. After all, as any textbook will tell you, when an animal dies, soft tissues such as blood vessels, muscle and skin decay and disappear over time, while hard tissues like bone may gradually acquire minerals from the environment and become fossils.
Schweitzer, one of the first scientists to use the tools of modern cell biology to study dinosaurs, has upended the conventional wisdom by showing that some rock-hard fossils tens of millions of years old may have remnants of soft tissues hidden away in their interiors. And the new findings might help settle a long-running debate about whether dinosaurs were warmblooded, coldblooded—or both. They claim her discoveries support their belief, based on their interpretation of Genesis, that the earth is only a few thousand years old.
Growing up in Helena, Montana, she went through a phase when, like many kids, she was fascinated by dinosaurs. In fact, at age 5 she announced she was going to be a paleontologist. But first she got a college degree in communicative disorders, married, had three children and briefly taught remedial biology to high schoolers.
It is captivating and compelling…covers all the bases. Second law of thermodynamics — Does this basic law of nature prevent evolution? Eden Communications, Christian Answers Network,1. Retrieved April , from http: The Illustrated Origins Answer Book.
* More Soft Dinosaur Tissue, Now from an “80 Million” Year Old Hadrosaur: Consistent with the expectations of biblical creationists, according to Nat’l Geographic, there’s yet another discovery of soft tissue in a dinosaur, this time, a hadrosaur, with soft blood vessels, connective tissue, and blood cell protein amino acid chains partially.
Triceratops Horn Dated to 33, Years Read the article on one page A Triceratops brow horn discovered in Dawson County, Montana, has been controversially dated to around 33, years, challenging the view that dinosaurs died out around 65 million years ago. The finding radically suggests that early humans may have once walked the earth with the fearsome reptiles thousands of years ago. The Museum, which has since been in cooperation with the Paleochronology Group, a team of consultants in geology, paleontology, chemistry, engineering, and education, sent a sample of the outer portion of the Triceratops brow horn to Head of the Paleochronology Group Hugh Miller, at his request, in order to carry out Carbon dating.
Mr Miller told Ancient Origins that it is always desirable to carbon date several fractions to minimize the possibility of errors which Miller requested and that essential concordance was achieved in the ‘s of years as with all bone fractions of ten other dinosaurs. Classical reconstruction of a Triceratops Wikimedia Commons Until recently, Carbon dating was never used to test dinosaur bones, as the analysis is only reliable up to 55, years.
YouTube video explaining results of carbon testing on dinosaur bones The results of the Triceratops Horn analysis are not unique. According to Mr Miller, numerous C tests have now been carried out on dinosaur bones, and surprisingly, they all returned results dating back in the thousands rather than millions of years. Results of C tests on dinosaur bones provided by the Paleochronology Group. Numerous independent researchers have long argued that there is evidence man and dinosaur once walked the Earth together, such as hundreds of ancient artworks and artifacts that appear to depict dinosaurs, long before modern science had pieced together dinosaur fossils and conducted analyses to produce detailed reconstructions of their appearance.
Various specimens of Tyrannosaurus rex with a human for scale. Size comparison of selected giant theropod dinosaurs, with Tyrannosaurus in purple. Tyrannosaurus rex was one of the largest land carnivores of all time; the largest complete specimen, FMNH PR ” Sue ” , measured The forelimbs were long thought to bear only two digits, but there is an unpublished report of a third, vestigial digit in one specimen.
The tail was heavy and long, sometimes containing over forty vertebrae, in order to balance the massive head and torso. To compensate for the immense bulk of the animal, many bones throughout the skeleton were hollow, reducing its weight without significant loss of strength.
The finding amazed colleagues, who had never imagined that even a trace of still-soft dinosaur tissue could survive. After all, as any textbook will tell you, when an animal dies, soft tissues.
A discovery of a huge number of soft-bodied marine animal fossils is giving these critters a fair shake in the fossil record. Paleontologists found more than 1, soft-bodied marine animal fossils, some dating to nearly million years ago. The discovery provides a more complete understanding of marine life at that time and suggests that these soft-bodied sea animals did not die off during a major extinction event during the Cambrian period, as previously thought.
Fossils of soft-bodied animals are a rare find because squishy body parts tend not to hold up as well as hard shells and bones over time, wearing away before they can leave an impression. During this event, an explosion of marine animal life over a period of 25 million years occurred. The animals represented by these newly discovered fossils, including sponges, annelid worms, mollusks, and horseshoe crabs, lived during the Ordovician period between million and million years ago, making them the oldest ever discovered during this period.
Many fossils are complete specimens that suggest soft-bodied animals appeared 30 million years earlier than previously thought. Until now, the Ordovician fossil record was biased toward hard shelled organisms — “shelly” animals in scientist-speak — because they fossilize more easily.