MORE SOFT TISSUE IN DINOSAUR BONES
dinosaur bones. Postdoctoral researcher Elena Schroeter and Mary Schweitzer, professor
of biological sciences, have confirmed an earlier discovery of dinosaur collagen
(a protein) in a duck-billed dinosaur.
This time around, the researchers found eight peptide (part protein) sequences,
two of which were identical to what they first discovered in 2009. These peptides
allowed the researchers to identify the specific type of collagen. It did not match
any living animal, so it is highly likely to be dinosaur collagen, and not due to
Based on laboratory experiments, at 20°C, bone collagen is expected to decay
away, to below the detection limit, in just 15,000 years. So how is it that collagen
is still present in these bones if they are 80 million years old? But rather than
question the supposed evolutionary age of the bones, the researchers marvelled at
how long proteins can last!
Dinosaur soft tissue continues to be a problem for those who hold to the idea of
millions of years.
Schroeter, E.R. et al., Expansion for the collagen I sequence and additional evidence of the preservation of
cretaceous protein, J. Proteome Res., January 2017 | doi: 10.1021/ acs.jproteome.6b00873.
Nielsen-Marsh, C., Biomolecules in fossil remains: Multidisciplinary approach to endurance,
The Biochemist 24( 3): 12–14, June 2002.
UNDERGROUND LAKE HOLDS ‘OLDEST’ WATER
water about 10 times the salinity of sea water believe it could provide clues to life
deep below the surface of planets such as Mars. There’s no ‘life’ in the water
but the researchers say it’s “full of chemical energy for life”. It’s claimed the
water is the oldest ever found at 2 billion years. This is based on its location in
Precambrian rocks to which secular scientists have assigned a geological ‘age’
range of between 500 and 4,600 million years.
According to one veteran of the oil and gas industry, it is not unusual
to find water at depths far exceeding 3 km. He told CMI by email: “I have
drilled wells all over the world, offshore and onshore, and found water-
bearing strata at depths far exceeding three kilometres—sometimes saline,
In the account of Noah’s Flood we are told that the “fountains of the great
deep burst forth” (Genesis 7: 11); so the discovery of deep underground residual
water all over the world is no surprise.
Yirka, B., New record for oldest water found in Canada, phys.org, December 2016.
Grimm, N., Oldest water on Earth found in Canada could provide clues to hidden life on Mars,
abc.net.au, December 2016.
BREAKING DOWN LUCY CONTROVERSIES
CREATION.com Creation 39( 3) 2017