This video clip is taken from a “60 Minutes” program. Dr Mary Schweitzer discovered flexible ligaments and blood vessels, blood cells, hemoglobin and squishy soft tissue in dinosaur fossils that were supposed to be 68 and 80 million years old. This was first published this in 1993.1 Then later in 1997,2 and more in 2005.3 In 1993 and 2005 it was in the prestigious journal Science.
How can such tissue survive 80 million years? It can’t. Those dinosaur bones are no more than 4500 years old, probably from dinosaurs killed in Noah’s flood. But can she or any of her secular colleagues see that they are blinded by their evolutionary worldview?
This evidence, when properly interpreted, makes much more sense in a biblical creationist worldview. The world is only about 6000 years old and dinosaurs were created by God on the sixth day of Creation, the same day God made man. Hence these fossils cannot possibly be tens of millions of years old.
Put on biblical glasses and look at the very same evidence through the lens of God’s Word. It makes much more sense.
Here is another interview from about 2005.
Mary is an evangelical Christian. Read her interview of 21/7/2014 with BioLogos, an organisation that promotes theistic evolution–the notion that God used evolution to create (an oxymoron, in my opinion). In the interview she admits the possibility of the dino bones not being that old, but she defers to what she calls ‘science’, which really is scientism.
- Morrell, V., Dino DNA: The hunt and the hype, Science 261(5118):160-162, 9 July 1993; article quotes Mary Schweitzer saying it gave her ‘goose bumps’. ‘It was exactly like looking at a slice of modern bone. But of course, I couldn’t believe it . . . the bones, after all, are 65 million years old. How could blood cells survive that long?’
- Schweitzer, M., et al., Heme compounds in dinosaur trabecular bone, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 94:6291–6296, 1997
- Schweitzer, M., et al., Soft-Tissue Vessels and Cellular Preservation in Tyrannosaurus rex, Science 307(5717):1952-1955, 25 March 2005.