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Thread #134693   Message #3076198
Posted By: Stu
17-Jan-11 - 04:19 AM
Thread Name: BS: Young Earth Creationism
Subject: RE: BS: Young Earth Creationism
"the most quoted case were on dino blood cells eg scientific american mag dec i understand it-stuff that should have disappeared a long time since is puzzling scientists that cling to their billions of years faith.seems to me they are as blinkered as as you accuse creationists to be.maybe you have an explanation that can help them out!"

I'm not at all sure why you would describe them as blinkered. They are breaking important new ground here, and in terms of fossilisation the discovery of surviving organic elements in bone is a really exciting new field. I know people involved in the search for biometric markers within dinosaur bone (indeed we've donated some bone my wife collected to this research) and they are breaking new ground. As for some of the stuff due out on dinosaur feathers - it's going to be exciting.

Like I said, science opens the door to doubt. Nothing is above questioning and the discovery of organic tissue in dinosaur bone (and it's possible it's not only in the bones) doesn't mean it's only been there since Noah's flood - it means we need to incorporate these findings and alter our current view of how fossilisation works. Unlike creationists, scientists are involved in a process of learning rather than attempting to support a fixed and intractable dogmatic opinion.