Skip to comments.What preserved T. rex tissue? Mystery explained at last
Posted on 12/02/2013 10:18:24 AM PST by Ha Ha Thats Very Logical
The controversial discovery of 68 million-year-old soft tissue from the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex finally has a physical explanation. According to newly published research, iron in the dinosaur's body preserved the tissue before it could decay.
The research, headed by Mary Schweitzer, a molecular paleontologist at North Carolina State University, explains how proteins and possibly even DNA can survive for millennia. Schweitzer and her colleagues first raised this question in 2005, when they found the seemingly impossible: soft tissue preserved inside the leg of an adolescent T. rex unearthed in Montana.
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LOL, they keep trying and failing.
Millennia and 10’s of millions of years are two very different things. Being a young earther I have no problem with this and it just shows that the science supports my view.
As we all know humans are descended from mating between dinosaurs and lemurs....
Maybe it’s not tens of millions of years old.
There is proof that man and dinosaurs did live at the same time.
I just want to point out at this time that this is NOT my fault.
The explanation is bizarre.
Why? Explain cave drawings of dinosaurs. How did they know what to draw if they had never seen one?
.... or a female chimpanzee mated with a pig
So... these dinosaurs, fair to say they had an iron constitution?
The major glaring fault in the article is the false assumption that dinosaurs lived millions and millions of years ago, when in fact, dinosaurs lived a few thousand years ago.
There is proof that man and dinosaurs did live at the same time.*
There are hundreds of clay dinosaurs and other artifacts with dinosaurs on them from Mexico, Central America and Peru that are between a few hundred and about a thousand years old.
The word dinosaur was only coined in the 1800’s after most or all of them were gone. They were called dragons before that. People began to think that dragons (dinosaurs) were a myth since there weren't any around anymore.
Many writings about dragons all around the world lead many to believe that dinosaurs and humans were around at the same time.
I suspect that those trying to preserve the millions of years conjecture have found human bones and dinosaur bones together and didn't report it because it goes against their agenda.
They took their vitamins!
Would you have a link? I'd like to take a look at them.
Full disclosure: I'm a Catholic, not a scientist, believe God made all Creation, and have no investment in a timeline one way or the other.
Importantly, Schweitzer and her colleagues have figured out how to remove the iron from their samples, which enables them to analyze the original proteins. They've even seen chemical reactions consistent with the presence of DNA, though Schweitzer is quick to note that she and her colleagues haven't proven that DNA is actually present.
Oh, yeah. Oooh, ahhh, that's how it always starts...
I think we've all seen how this movie ends.
... Then later there's running and screaming
Technically you are right. The alligator and the crocodile are decedent of dinosaurs and as we know alive today. However there are no cave drawings of dinos. They are fakes.
From the Creation Museum.
It's not all that complicated and no one needs take yeas to study paleontology to know that man and dinosaurs lived at the very same time and that man even domesticated dinosaurs.
By this reasoning, everything Picasso and Escher drew must exist in the real world.
It's not an assumption.
I thought we were descended from the mating of chimpanzees and pigs?
Job 40:1524 (NKJV)
15 Look now at the behemoth, which I made along with you;
He eats grass like an ox.
16 See now, his strength is in his hips,
And his power is in his stomach muscles.
17 He moves his tail like a cedar;
The sinews of his thighs are tightly knit.
18 His bones are like beams of bronze,...
“I suspect that those trying to preserve the millions of years conjecture have found human bones and dinosaur bones together and didn’t report it because it goes against their agenda. “
Those people that make there living by digging up bones that they claim came from dinosaurs would lose all there funding if it were known that their hundreds of millions of years ago so called theory were proven wrong.
Therefore, they must hide the fact that humans and dinosaurs lived together a few thousand years ago.
The dinosaur living millions of years ago is nothing but a big scam designed to fund paleontologists and natural history museums as well as to turn our children away from Biblical facts.
“According to newly published research, iron in the dinosaur’s body preserved the tissue before it could decay”
I’m not buying it. The thought is that the iron in the blood creates radicals (highly reactive molecules) that destroy microbes responsible for degradation. The problem is that radicals are non specific and will react with just about any organic molecule. If that is the case they should also have degraded the proteins and other soft tissue. In addition, radicals produce characteristic types of damage to organics and it should be possible to determine if that has taken place.
I smell a troll.
Careful, j_guru... I’ve seen where devout evolutionist apologists like to take this evidence.
Mermaids, unicorns, sea serpents, and everything else on old maps, too.
Potential troll ping.
Sorry, but this post just reeks of someone joining up as a sockpuppet on FR just to post stuff they can later cite as a reason to discredit FR.
Do you think all these people who have actually seen pterodactyls are making it all up?
That theory is so yesterday
Land of the Lost was not a documentary.
Negative. That Univ Georgia professor claims pigs and apes mated to produce humanity.
Others aren't buying it either, at least not yet. In typical popular science headline writing fashion, "mystery explained at last" is way overstating the case. More like, "possible explanation proposed, some evidence offered, awaiting further experimental confirmation."
>The dinosaur living millions of years ago is nothing but a big scam
Failed association or troll attempt.
I am not a troll for posting what is both my Christian faith and what I know to be scientifically factual.
There are no scientific facts that prove that dinosaurs lived 100 million years ago and there is much evidence that dinosaurs lived alongside man. See other posts about cave drawings of dinosaurs.
“The major glaring fault in the article is the false assumption that dinosaurs lived millions and millions of years ago”
Ha ha said to the above, “It’s not an assumption.”
Dating rocks by radioactive timekeepers is simple in theory, but almost all of the different methods (except for the isochron methods) rely on these few basic assumptions:
1. Beginning Conditions Known
2, Beginning Ratio of Daughter to Parent Isotope Known (zero date problem)
3. Constant Decay Rate
4, No Leaching or Addition of Parent or Daughter Isotopes
5. All Assumptions Valid for Billions of Years
6. There is also a difficulty in measuring precisely very small amounts of the various isotopes
Stanssen, Chris., Isochron Dating, Sept., 1998.
I think my theory is just as valid, now I need to find a professor....
The Torah (aka Bible) says it.
And there is proof of it in this video.
Start at about the 1:20:00 mark.
Now we don’t know what this critter is, but it sounds a lot like a dinosauer:
Job 40:15 Behold, Behemoth,
which I made as I made you;
he eats grass like an ox.
16 Behold, his strength in his loins,
and his power in the muscles of his belly.
17 He makes his tail stiff like a cedar;
the sinews of his thighs are knit together.
18 His bones are tubes of bronze,
his limbs like bars of iron.
Thanks! Would you mind pinging me if you come across any others, please?
Did they even have bronze and iron when Job was alive?
Did they have mind altering drugs back then to go along with the wine?
Did they know what a spaceship was back then?