Co-author of a triceratops soft tissue paper, Kevin Anderson challenges Dr. Mary Schweitzer's claim that biological iron has the ability to preserve dinosaur biological material for tens of millions of years. On Real Science Radio, Bob Enyart and Dr. Anderson, a molecular biologist, describe Schweitzer's two-year experiment, which she then extrapolated to 68 million years, and they discuss the many physics and depositional factors that falsify the extraordinary claim of the famed paleontologist, whom RSR amiably refers to as the Iron Maiden. See the conclusion at rsr.org/ms2.
* Factors that Lead to Tissue Decomposition: The folowing list is based on a presentation given by an industry colleague of Dr. Anderson, ICR's Brian Thomas in August 2013 at a Pittsburgh creation conference. Bob Enyart was in attendance considering the apparent contradiction of extant biological tissue in 100-million year-old fossils and wondering how many different rescue devices evolutionists would eventually appeal to in addressing these many factors of decomposition:
- Radioactive decay
- Temperature changes
- Molecular motion
* You may be interested in:
- our shared Google spreadsheet linking to 100+ biomaterial fossil papers at bflist.rsr.org
- the great book by Dr. Kevin Anderson, Echoes of the Jurassic
- the presentation by Bob Enyart, embedded below, filmed in Malibu on the Pepperdine campus titled, There ARE No Secular Theories of Origins. God Exists, They Don't.
- baseball player and BEL interviewee David Bote, drafted by the Cubs, makes his first MLB debut vs. the Rockies. Update: Congratulations David for hitting a double in your first Major League at-bat!
* Areas of Interest for Research: (This list can be accessed directly at rsr.org/biomaterial-fossils-additional-research.)
- See our "Candidate" papers list at about Row 190 at bflist.rsr.org.
- Biomaterial in amber, in a handful of the 110+ papers at bflist.rsr.org, needs more investigation.
- Clam shells, made 1% of protein, are often not permineralized, such as the allegedly 85Mya specimens that "retain some original shell" as in Pueblo County, Colorado from the Smoky Hill Shale Member of the Niobrara Formation.