75-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Blood Cells?

by Ken Ham on June 11, 2015

Yet another recent discovery supports the history of God’s Word. Researchers working in a London museum have reportedly discovered what looks like red blood cells and collagen fibers in supposedly 75-million-year-old dinosaur fossils! Now, this isn’t the first time that soft tissue has been discovered in dinosaur fossils that are supposedly millions of years old. The first such discovery was made in 2005 and created quite the stir in academic circles—many couldn’t believe what they were reading! But, since then, they’ve discovered even more soft tissue. Although still a rare find, it’s not as unbelievable as once thought.

Well, as remarkable as those first finds were, this latest discovery is even more incredible. You see, the fossils that the original soft tissue was found in were well-preserved fossils. Reportedly one of the scientists involved in this find said, “So far, such soft flesh tissues were only ever found in serendipitous fossils preserved in exceptionally rare circumstances, for example, by being frozen in ice or in a dry environment free of microbes that would otherwise break down the flesh.” But these fossils from Canada that found their way to London were apparently “not rare at all” and were ill-preserved. Apparently, to the researchers’ complete surprise, when they broke the fossils open to study fossilization they found what appear to be red blood cells and collagen fibers! Apparently the researchers now suggest that if soft tissue could survive in run-of-the-mill dinosaur fossils like these ones, then many other fossil collections could be hiding soft tissue.

Now, how could soft tissue survive for 75 million years? Are evolutionists questioning their assumptions that the fossil is 75 million years old? Of course not! Instead, they simply assume the materials somehow survived for 75 million years because they believe on the basis of their evolutionary presuppositions that the fossil is that old. (Learn more about the dating of fossils in “Doesn’t the Order of Fossils in the Rock Record Favor Long Ages?”) This new find is consistent with the young age of the Earth as described in God’s Word and in no way confirms evolutionary ideas about the past. Of course evolutionists can’t even consider the possibility that these bones are not millions of years old, as they have to have their supposed millions of years to propose their ideas of molecules-to-man evolution. Actually, believing in millions of years is a necessary part of the religion of naturalism (atheism).

Interestingly, on our Creation Museum blog we recently mentioned that some dinosaur bones were donated to us, and one of our research scientists was going to be conducting research to see if there is bone marrow in these fossils because there were indications of such in observing the bones. But as soon as we mentioned this possibility, there were secular bloggers and news reporters from all over the world mocking us. The ridiculous headlines said things like “Creationist preacher Ken Ham to ‘prove’ dinosaurs roamed with Adam and Eve.” Now, while we certainly do believe that dinosaurs did live with humans only a few thousand years ago, we never made any kind of claim like this. So why do they mock us? Because they know we don’t believe in the millions of years that are so essential to their religion of naturalism and atheism. But, ironically enough, as soon as the secular world finds dinosaur bones with soft tissue or blood cells, then the media thinks this is a great find. Really, the secular world seems to think they own dinosaur bones and that biblical creationists and Christians have no right to have them or interpret them within our own worldview!

But finds like the one the researchers in the London museum discovered affirm biblical—not evolutionary—ideas about the not-so-distant past. We can trust God’s Word to provide us with an accurate history of Earth.

Be sure to keep an eye out on our website for a coming detailed review of this new find.

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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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