Scientists said Tuesday they have discovered what appear to be red blood cells and collagen fibres in dinosaur bones, a find that may boost prospects of prising organic remains from a much wider range of fossils. Using molecular microscopy, a British team analysed eight bone fragments from dinosaurs that lived some 75 million years ago, in the Cretaceous period.
As we always do with such things, we predicted that it would excite the creationists. We didn’t have long to wait. It sparked an immediate reaction from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. He’s famed for his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG) and for the mind-boggling Creation Museum.
Ol’ Hambo’s article is 75-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Blood Cells? Even Hambo’s title is wrong.
Nobody found actual blood cells. Instead, they found “structures that could be original red blood cells,” according to Sergio Bertazzo from Imperial College London, one of the British team that analysed eight dinosaur bone fragments. You can read about it in Nature Communications: Fibres and cellular structures preserved in 75-million–year-old dinosaur specimens.
None of that matters to ol’ Hambo. Here’s what he says, with some bold font added by us for emphasis:
Yet another recent discovery supports the history of God’s Word.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s his lead sentence. Then he asks:
Now, how could soft tissue survive for 75 million years?
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! It can’t, and nothing like that was found. Let’s read on:
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.
Yes, it’s all based on evolutionary presuppositions. But Hambo knows more than those godless fools. He confidently declares:
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).
Is there any need to go on? There’s nothing new or unexpected here, but Hambo is always entertaining, so we’ll continue:
[I]ronically 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!
No one disputes Hambo’s right to own a fossil, and if he wants to, he can interpret it as proof the Tooth Fairy. Nobody cares — except Hambo’s drooling followers. Here’s one more excerpt:
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.
And we can trust Hambo to keep us entertained with the very latest creation science — from 3,000 BC.
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