Editorial: Dinosaurs are not that ancient

Science journal Nature Communications reported that researchers at Imperial College London have found red blood cells and collagen fibers in dinosaur bones thought to be 75,000,000 years old.

The poorly preserved dinosaur bones were excavated more than a 100 years ago. Blood cells have been discovered in dinosaur bones before, but only in samples that were well preserved and a lot younger than 75,000,000 years.

Palenontologists took a claw from a meat-eating dinosaur discovered at the Dinosaur Park formation in Alberta, Canada that was in the Natural History Museum of London.

They used an electron microscope and realized that the red blood cells were not the result of contamination. They found collagen in a rib.

This proves that there is soft tissue left in old fossils.

For years, scientists proclaimed that soft tissue, red blood cells and collagen couldn’t survive in fossils older than 4,000,000 years.

This throws a monkey wrench into the theory that the ancestors of dinosaurs were cold-blooded reptiles and their descendants are warm-blooded birds.

It’s another case where “the science isn’t settled, Mr. President.”

Many scientists postulate theories and then publish them as fact. Anyone who dares challenge these findings – particularly concerning evolution and origin of man – is put down as uneducated, unthinking and prone to blind faith.

But here is evidence that dinosaurs – and perhaps the Earth itself – is not as old as secular scientists previously thought.

An Earth that is 10,000 years old or younger would be more consistent with this latest scientific discovery. And that would match up with the Creation story in Genesis.