Evidence From Microbiology – October 17
Science News, Nov. 18, 1994, reported that dinosaur DNA had been identified within unfossilized dinosaur bones found 2,000 feet below the surface of the earth in a Utah coal mine. The DNA did not match any known creature currently alive on Earth. The find was disputed on the grounds that dinosaur DNA should not have survived the supposed 80 million years. The DNA fragments also had no similarity to bird DNA (from whom the dinosaurs supposedly evolved). Therefore, this evidence has been largely ignored.
Science News, May 20, 1995, reported that scientists have extracted and revived live bacteria from the stomach of a bee which was encased in amber “over 25 million years ago.” Although the work was done with the greatest of efforts to prevent any “modern” bacteria from contaminating the results, many biochemists refute the find because, “DNA spontaneously degenerates to short fragments over a period of several thousand years at moderate temperatures.” Thus, this work has also been ignored because it does not fit the old-earth model.
These are just two examples showing how the assumption of evolution hinders the progress of knowledge. Evidence which does not fit into the “evolutionary mold” is ignored on the basis that it shows evolution—with its requirement of an ancient earth-to be wrong. The evidence fits perfectly into the biblical model of Earth history with a relatively recent worldwide burial of organisms. DNA fragments can still be found, because the earth is relatively young.
World By Design Newsletter,
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The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10
From A Closer Look at the Evidence, by Richard and Tina Kleiss
Some Interesting Links to Articles:
Dinosaur DNA Research: Is the tale wagging the evidence?
Dinosaur Protein Sequences and the Dino-to-Bird Model
Common DNA Sequences: Evidence of Evolution or Efficient Design?
Evolution Wilts in Light of Flowering Plants
Ancient Amber Discovery Contradicts Geologic Timescale