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Still Soft after Half a Billion Years?
Institute for Creation Research ^ | 5-3-14 | Brian Thomas

Posted on 05/06/2014 7:42:36 AM PDT by fishtank

Still Soft after Half a Billion Years?

by Brian Thomas, M.S. *

Original soft tissue fossils are revolutionizing our understanding of how and when fossils formed. Secular researchers have described dozens of them over the years, from mummified skin and hemoglobin to dried up retinas—all in rock layers designated at least tens of millions of years old.1 The science of tissue decay does not permit these long ages, calling into question the "age" of the most recent discovery: original, pliable, marine worm tube tissue found in Pre-Cambrian fossils.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: billion; creation; nonsense; religion; superstitution; worms

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1 posted on 05/06/2014 7:42:36 AM PDT by fishtank
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To: fishtank
What is a "Secular Reseacher" - one without any preconceived ideas?

Also - there is a Mitch McConnell, John Boehner joke somewhere in the statement of calling into question the "age" of the most recent discovery: original, pliable, marine worm tube tissue found in Pre-Cambrian fossils.....

2 posted on 05/06/2014 7:48:11 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: fishtank

I found some tube worm tubes on the beach this weekend. They didn’t look a day over a 100 million years........................


3 posted on 05/06/2014 7:53:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: fishtank
The science of tissue decay does not permit these long ages,

That's a laugher. Tissue decay is not governed by the science or scientists who study it.

That's like saying "The Earth continues to revolve but the moon does not permit that, calling in to question Johannes Kepler's body of work."

A better constructed phrase would have been, "These extremely long ages of tissue decay do not fit with previous observations of the process, calling in to question..."

4 posted on 05/06/2014 7:58:05 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Only Liberals can look at an amendment that says “shall not be infringed" and see blank parchment.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
I have a friend who is head of a physics dept. and has lectured at Fermi lab. He says that any scientific theory should begin with “At our present level of ignorance we assume that..........”
5 posted on 05/06/2014 8:05:53 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: fishtank
Other publications cover the issue of soft tissue preservation. There is a good article in Scientific American that requires buying the issue, but Live Science gives a shorter version of scientific inquiry into the phenomena.
6 posted on 05/06/2014 8:06:54 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: fishtank

Place this junk in humor, or don’t post it at all. It shows total and willing ignorance or stupidity to post such useless fabricated crap here.


7 posted on 05/06/2014 8:15:02 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: CrazyIvan
“At our present level of ignorance we assume that..........”

Excellent.

8 posted on 05/06/2014 8:15:42 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Only Liberals can look at an amendment that says “shall not be infringed" and see blank parchment.)
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To: capydick

LOL!


9 posted on 05/06/2014 8:15:57 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: fishtank

I thought this was going to be about Twinkies.


10 posted on 05/06/2014 8:25:40 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: fishtank
Here's a testable Biblical hypothesis: watering pure colored animals in troughs that have peeled sticks will make speckled offspring.:
37 And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.

38 And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink.

39 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.

Is your faith strong enough to try the test?
11 posted on 05/06/2014 8:34:39 AM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

A million years from now some tube worm scientist will stumble across some unopened Twinkies and wonder....


12 posted on 05/06/2014 8:39:29 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: null and void

Would you post the book and chapter please? I’d like to read the whole story in context. Thanks.


13 posted on 05/06/2014 8:43:42 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: TexasRepublic

Genesis 30


14 posted on 05/06/2014 8:46:16 AM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: minnesota_bound
A million years from now some tube worm scientist will stumble across some unopened Twinkies and wonder....

There are no Twinkies.

They could survive a nuclear strike, but not a union strike...

15 posted on 05/06/2014 8:47:38 AM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: CrazyIvan

Eggs Ackley.


16 posted on 05/06/2014 8:49:17 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: fishtank

One day, the young doctor meets a patient who swears that he is dead. In fact, he swears that he’s been dead for years. This poor patient is somewhat delusional, obviously, but the young doctor thinks that some cognitive therapy might help. Surely, he could talk this man out of his delusion.

So, he sits the man down and asks him, “You’re dead, eh?”

“Yes,” the young man replies, “been dead for years.”

“Tell me,” the doctor replied, “do dead men bleed?”

The young man answered, “No, I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a dead man bleeding. That wouldn’t really seem possible.”

At this point, the young doctor recognizes he has found the solution. One can almost see the glimmer of hope in his eye as he pulls a sterile hypodermic needle from his kit, requests the man finger, and pricks it with the needle.

Imagine his face, however, when hears the man exclaim, “Well look at that! Dead men DO bleed.”

(parallel: Soft tissue DOES last a million billion quadrillion years!)


17 posted on 05/06/2014 8:49:29 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

They can’t seem to understand that the debate about origins requires faith, on both sides.

“Dinosaurs died off 65 million years ago.”

“But we just found soft tissue in dinosaur remains.”

“Then tissue can remain soft in dinosaur remains for 65 million years.”

They just can’t seem to bring themselves to admit that they weren’t there, and they’re interpreting their observations through a biased lens.


18 posted on 05/06/2014 9:28:44 AM PDT by afsnco
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To: null and void

The text doesn’t actually state cause & effect. It states two happenings: the flocks conceived before the sticks/rods, & the flocks brought forth speckled, brindled and spotted offspring.

Elsewhere the text says that God was responsible for the outcome:

[Jacob speaking] ‘I’ve worked for your father with all my strength, 7 yet your father has cheated me by changing my wages ten times. However, God has not allowed him to harm me. 8 If he said, ‘The speckled ones will be your wages,’ then all the flocks gave birth to speckled young; and if he said, ‘The streaked ones will be your wages,’ then all the flocks bore streaked young. 9 So God has taken away your father’s livestock and has given them to me.

10 “In breeding season I once had a dream in which I looked up and saw that the male goats mating with the flock were streaked, speckled or spotted. 11 The angel of God said to me in the dream, ‘Jacob.’ I answered, ‘Here I am.’ 12 And he said, ‘Look up and see that all the male goats mating with the flock are streaked, speckled or spotted, for I have seen all that Laban has been doing to you. 13 I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar and where you made a vow to me. Now leave this land at once and go back to your native land.’”

Genesis 31: 6b-13

Jacob placed the rods before the flocks, but God gave the outcome.


19 posted on 05/06/2014 9:44:17 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: null and void
They could survive a nuclear strike, but not a union strike...

They're indestructable, they survived the union strike, too.

They've been back about a year, now.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twinkie

20 posted on 05/06/2014 9:57:59 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Never let facts interfere with a perfectly good story!


21 posted on 05/06/2014 9:58:52 AM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: null and void
Never let facts interfere with a perfectly good story!

Sorry, stepped out of line there. Won't happen again. Carry on!

22 posted on 05/06/2014 10:04:13 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: fishtank

I remember when Mount Saint Helens volcano blew. The Oregonian interviewed a geologist who said, “We’ve just witnessed 10,000 years of geological history taking place in one day.”


23 posted on 05/06/2014 10:10:11 AM PDT by aimhigh (1 John 3:23)
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To: afsnco

“They” just can’t seem to bring themselves to understand that they HAVE pre-suppositions.


24 posted on 05/06/2014 10:31:57 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping.


25 posted on 05/06/2014 12:15:38 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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