by Brian Thomas, M.S.

Original dinosaur tissues in fossil bones are probably the most controversial finds in all of paleontology. Secular scientists have difficulty interpreting them. They debate whether the tissues are real, based on laboratory-measured tissue decay rates, or whether the tissue decay rates are real, based on plainly observed tissues.

The latest report on this subject characterized original dinosaur biochemicals found inside fossil bones, and it adds further proof of the chemicals’ originality.

Many of those who are familiar with the rapid pace of tissue decay, which occurs as the tissues oxidize into tiny chemicals, have insisted that what looks like dinosaur blood vessels and cells is actually bacterial biofilm. Certain bacteria can produce slimy film structures as protective coatings. The study authors wrote in the journal Bone, “It has been proposed . . . that the [dinosaur bone] ‘vessels’ and ‘cells’ arise as a result of biofilm infiltration; but no data exist to support this hypothesis.”1

North Carolina State University’s Mary Schweitzer and lead author of the study used an array of different techniques to analyze the apparent bone cells inside the dinosaur bone. One method used antibodies, which are chemicals that bind to specific targets. She and her co-authors found that antibodies known to bind chemicals that vertebrates, not bacteria, produce clearly indicated that original vertebrate proteins were in the dinosaur bones.2….

 

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