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Sunday, April 03, 2005

Creationists welcome fossil find
When an N.C. State University paleontologist reported finding tissue in dinosaur bones last month, her message was clear: More than fossils may survive for 68 million years.

But some Christian creationists are reinterpreting Mary Schweitzer's startling discovery to advance their cause. They embrace the Biblical story of Earth's creation and reject evidence that life evolved here over billions of years.

These "young Earth" creationists say that the planet is closer to 6,000 years old and that Schweitzer's find bolsters their view. They say the not-yet-fossilized tissue and possible blood remnants Schweitzer found in a Tyrannosaurus rex bone could never have survived for millions of years; most scientists say dinosaurs have been extinct for more than 65 million years.

Schweitzer wishes her work had no role in such arguments. Piles of compelling geological, chemical and astronomical evidence make a convincing case that Earth has existed for close to 4.5 billion years, she said.

Oh my God! Science doesn't have an easily understandable explanation for something! All of evolutionary theory is therefore wrong!

And I was thinking the other day about how we haven't been hearing from the "Young Earthers" lately. I guess this is what I get for thinking. It seems really odd to me that a group called "Answers in Genesis" is seeking answers everywhere but Genesis. Have they no faith?

Be sure to read the whole article for loads of dumbass bullshit.

2 Comments:

  • Alert readers more in tune with the young Earth "argument" than I predicted this response. It seems to me what they need to explain are the gazillion other dinosaur bones that aren't "fresh."

    By Blogger Mac, at 4/04/2005 02:20:00 PM  

  • It seems to me they have the impression someone found a fossil with a big chunk of raw meat hanging from it.

    And yes, if this "proves" their claims, what about the thousands and thousands of other fossils without T-Rex steaks attached to them?

    By Blogger jason, at 4/04/2005 04:58:00 PM  

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