Problems, Part 4

Even if one was so stubborn as to refuse to question the assertions of the geological deep-time advocates, there yet exists another form of fossil evidence that should unrelentingly force us to seek adequate explanations. Take, for instance, a few select dinosaur fossils. While the mainstream insists that the dinosaurs died off some 65 million years ago, new fossil finds force us to reconsider that. The first of these occurred in the early 2000s, involving a particularly large tyrannosaurus femur which had to be broken into two pieces for transport, and with it the standard paradigm began to tremble…

Later, during a routine operation, something interesting was noted: the broken femur appeared to contain soft tissue! 1 Amazingly, these bones were dated according to the standard methods to as old as 68 million years! How could soft tissue and proteins remain intact and identifiable for so long? Some researchers, in a desperate attempt to reconcile the facts with their understanding that soft tissues could not possibly last that long, proposed theories claiming bacterial biofilms were the source, yet chemical testing concluded that the materials possessed keratin, a unique biological material that bacteria do not produce. The femur did, in fact, possess soft tissues!

The tyrannosaur incident was not an isolated occurrence. Many other soft-tissue fossils have been discovered, including such specimens as:

  • the flesh and scales of a lizard 2
  • tissues from an aquatic mosasaur 3
  • even pliable, chitinous tissues from worms dating to over half a billion years ago 4

If the soft tissue remains from dinosaurs left mainstream researchers scratching their heads, then those from worms over 500 million years ago must have been heartbreaking! How can supporters of deep-time, of the many millions of years separating these breeds and ourselves, defend their claims in light of such material? More interesting is the fact that these finds appear to be more than just incidental discoveries, as now that we know where to look, we are finding them frequently and across essentially all forms of life, with dozens of examples known as of the time of this writing. Could not be that all of those “ancient” life forms actually existed much more recently?

Aside from the story the fossils tell, the very structure of the strata that mainstreamists use to support their deep-time notions stands against them from time to time. Consider the concept of superposition gain, whereby one of its core assumptions relies on the notion that younger layers are deposited above older layers in a relatively horizontal fashion. Interestingly, what are we to make of strata that are folded and bent? How is it that layers of hardened rock, sometimes thousands of feet deep, can be seemingly bent like rubber, shifting without fracturing? Just to be clear, rock is brittle and cannot under normal conditions bend or flex without fracturing. The simplest explanation in such cases is that they were bent while the sediments of each layer were still wet. This however flies in the face of secular geology which holds that each layer was deposited over thousands, perhaps millions, of years in a slow, gradual process. They tend to claim that heat and pressure are to blame for such occurrences, yet in reality the heat and pressure needed would transform the existing sediments into a variety of metamorphic rocks, and this clearly is not the case. 5

All told, such layers demonstrate that they were not the product of gradual deposition, but rather were placed and shaped by the forces associated with a powerful flood. Considering the scope of some of these formations, some many hundreds of feet in size, it would have had to have been a flood of an unprecedented size that positioned them. What’s more is that, far from an isolated event, such bent strata are seen across the globe. Could it be that there were many gigantic regional floods that formed them, or perhaps just one great one?

– This was an excerpt fromRemnants of Eden: Evolution, Deep-Time, & the Antediluvian World.” Get your copy here today. God bless! –

 

References:

  1.   Horner, Jack, “How to Build a Dinosaur,” Penguin Books, Ltd, 2009, pp 78-84
  2.   “More Soft Tissues in “Old Fossils”, <http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/am/v6/n3/soft-tissue&gt;, February 22nd, 2013
  3.   “Pristine reptile fossil holds new information about aquatic adaptations,” Public Library Science, November 17th, 2011, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111116174738.htm, retrieved February 22nd, 2013
  4.   Thomas, M. S., Brian,”Still Soft after Half a Billion Years?,” Institute for Creation Research, May 5, 2014, http://www.icr.org/article/still-soft-after-half-billion-years, retrieved August 16th, 2015
  5.   Dr. Smelling, Andrew, “Rock Layers Folded, Not Fractured,” answersingenesis.org, April 1st, 2009, https://answersingenesis.org/geology/rock-layers/rock-layers-folded-not-fractured/, retrieved March 2nd, 2013

 


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