DNA After Millions of Years?

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Part 3



This is Ken Ham, editor of the popular The New Answers Book apologetics series.


DNA contains the unique instructions for how to build every organism on earth. It is passed from generation to generation.

Scientists experimented on fossil bones to determine how fast one kind of DNA, called mitochondrial DNA, decays. They discovered that this DNA couldn’t last more than 650,000 years before it was destroyed.

Well, scientists have reported finding DNA in some insects that were preserved in amber. Now supposedly these insects died 30 million years ago. Yet we can still find their DNA even though it supposedly lasts only 650,000 years!

This is powerful evidence for a young earth.

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