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Bob Enyart

Slaying the Iron Maiden: Mary Schweitzer's Vulnerability

Co-author of a triceratops soft tissue paper Kevin Anderson on Real Science Radio challenges Dr. Mary Schweitzer's claim that biological iron has the ability to preserve dinosaur biological material for tens of millions of years. Bob Enyart and Dr. Anderson, a molecular biologist, describe Schweitzer's two-year experiment, which she then extrapolated to 68 million years, and discuss the many physics and depositional factors that falsify the extraordinary claim of the famed paleontologist, whom RSR amiably refers to as the Maiden.

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