Dating of dinosaur fossils

The Evidence Hardens, 314(5801):920, 10 November 2006).In the same article, Dr Mary Schweitzer reports on follow-up work showing that collagen is present in these fossils.For example, scientists have found wooly mammoth fossils that still have whiskers and fur preserved.

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‘Looks like collagen, behaves like collagen, and it’s 68 million years old! ’ (David Martill, University of Portsmouth, UK.) Of course, this again begs the question, and leaves unsolved how protein could have survived that long.

C) could not possibly be present in such ‘old’ fossils generally prevents carbon dating being attempted.

This situation is discussed in point 1 near the end of our ‘Squishosaurus’ article.

Evolutionists generally will not use carbon-testing on fossils that they ‘know’ (i.e.

Scientists analyzing fragments of poorly preserved dinosaur bones excavated more than a century ago have discovered what appear to be red blood cells and collagen fibers, soft tissues that thus far have only found rarely, on extremely well-preserved fossils.

The discovery -- which suggests that soft tissue remnants may be more widespread than thought in dinosaur bones -- was something of an accident, said Susannah Maidment, a junior research fellow in the department of earth science and engineering at Imperial College London and co-lead author of a study describing the find published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.

New discoveries have filled in the gaps, and shown us in unimaginable detail the shape of the great ‘tree of life’.

Darwin and his contemporaries could never have imagined the improvements in resolution of stratigraphy that have come since 1859, nor guessed what fossils were to be found in the southern continents, nor predicted the huge increase in the number of amateur and professional paleontologists worldwide.

Over thousands of years, the sediment becomes very hard and turns into rock.

In this way, the fossil seems to be embedded in rock.

Maidment had met fellow lead author Sergio Bertazzo, a biomedical materials scientist also at Imperial College London, at a conference.

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