Do Recently Discovered T. Rex Bones Point to a Young Earth?

This article is from Hank Hanegraaff, The Creation Answer Book (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2012)
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The Internet is awash with evidence that scientists have found “unfossilized” T. rex bones replete with “fresh blood cells and hemoglobin.” Thus, we now have “powerful testimony against the whole idea of dinosaurs living millions of years ago.” Or do we?

First, the scientists who conducted the research never claimed to have found either fresh blood cells or hemoglobin. The scientific journals instead report the discovery of collagen, a protein found in bone. And the presence of collagen would not, in and of itself, prove that humans walked with dinosaurs in the last several thousand years.

Furthermore, headlines such as “Blood Chemicals Found in Dino Bone” are grounded in sensationalistic news flashes, not scientific literature. And yet this “fact” of science is cited as one of the six evidences that the universe is young.

Finally, statements that no intact dinosaur blood cells have been discovered have prompted the unfounded allegation that scientists are presently engaged in a massive cover-up or conspiracy. This, however, is no more factual than the contention that we now have “physical evidence that dinosaur bones are not millions of years old.”

There is no need or room for such make-believe stories in the creation/evolution debate. In truth, an earth measured in billions of years is no threat to a biblical view of creation. No matter how many years the evolutionist postulates, chance operating on natural processes could not produce so much as a DNA molecule, let alone a dinosaur.

Test everything. Hold on to the good.
1 Thessalonians 5:21

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