UNFOSSILIZED INTACT CELLS IN ANCIENT
How are all of you doing this week? We here in North America are surviving the last summer heat waves. Can’t wait for a little more time to pass and the weather cools off.
|Collagen in T-rex bone|
Speaking of time passing…just how long can organic material (proteins, soft tissue, collagen, DNA, amino acids etc.), last intact before it completely disintegrates? “Scientists have conducted experiments that track the decay rate of collagen protein. One team, led by origin of life researcher Jeffrey Bada, found that ‘internal hydrolysis [the decay of a molecule involving the splitting of water molecules] fragments the original protein,’ so that it spontaneously falls apart. They calculated that the collagen locked inside solid bone decays faster than the collagen embedded in seashells. That collagen decay study did not experiment directly on cartilage, but it stands to reason that
the collagen in cartilage would decay even faster than that inside the mineralized bone matrix, since it is much more exposed.
|Preserved collagen in poorly preserved dino bone|
“Textbooks state, ‘In the absence of a catalyst, the half-life for the hydrolysis of a typical peptide [short protein segment] at neutral pH is estimated to be between 10 and 1000 years.’ What this means is that after 1,000 years, one half of the original protein sample, if kept cool and dry, would be expected to have broken down. Then after another 1,000 years, half of that would also be gone. Eventually, none would be left. At this fast rate, one wonders if any remainder of even an earth-sized ball of protein could exist after 80 million years! Collagen proteins are not typical in that they are not soluble in water, yet they still break down far too rapidly to fit vast evolutionary ages, as Bada and his colleagues showed.”1
But what is pushed in our schools and the secular world? That dinosaur and other animals preserved in fossils are millions of years old. “Nature reported a new record for organic material in a dinosaur fossil—possible collagen (protein) in dinosaur eggs from the early Jurassic. But it is not just the age of the fossils that is notable, the researchers say. Spectroscopic analysis of bone-tissue samples from the Chinese nesting site revealed the oldest organic material ever seen in a terrestrial vertebrate. That was surprising
because the fossilized femur bones were delicate and porous, which made them vulnerable to the corrosive effects of weathering and groundwater, says Reisz [lead author of the study].
|collagen preserved in fish fossil|
“However this preserved organic material would not be surprising if Earth is as young as the Bible and significant amounts of scientific evidence indicate. The article went on to say, ‘Reisz thinks that the complex proteins his team detected in that organic material are preserved collagen.’ But collagen is a soft tissue, and studies show it can’t last millions of years.”2
Here are other examples of how physical evidence out in the world confirms the truth of the Bible. “Original biological material has been detected in a fossil leaf that is identical to modern leaves despite a supposed 50-million-year ageassignment. Clear evidence of unfossilized plant tissue has been reported in a kimberlite crater in Canada. In a specimen supposedly ’53 million years old,’ scientists found exquisitely preserved unfossilized wood.”3
How about living fungi found in 2.7 million year old mud? “‘This was an unexpected discovery,’ said William Orsi, microbiologist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
in Massachusetts. ‘We’ve found diatoms [microscopic algae] and the nucleic acid [DNA] preserved in sediments for millions of years.’ This may be a strange, getting stranger, story to the evolutionist, but the evidence once again lines up precisely with the young-earth model.”4
|living diatoms found in "2.7 million year old" mud|
It is so obvious what is found in the physical world agrees with scripture: That is there was a global flood about 4,500 years ago, well within the timeframe of intact organic material before it decays.
Ah yes, God’s fingerprints are everywhere!
Until next time, God bless and take care!