"This find calls into question not only the nature of the fossilization process, but also the age of these fossils. How such soft tissue preservation and detail could be realized after 68 million years is more than miraculous - - It is unbelievable! Schweitzer herself comments that, "We may not really know as much about how fossils are preserved as we think . . .” 31 Now, if that is not an understatement I'm not sure what is."
"Many different kinds of intact proteins are being found in "ancient" fossils that are not completely fossilized. Some scientists seem to have found intact hemoglobin molecules in the bones of 65 million-year-old T. rex fossils! How fairly large portions of such a seemingly delicate molecule could survive intact over many millions of years is quite a mystery.
"The lab filled with murmurs of amazement, for I had focused on something inside the vessels that none of us had ever noticed before: tiny round objects, translucent red with a dark center. Then a colleague took one look at them and shouted, 'You've got red blood cells. You've got red blood cells!'. It was exactly like looking at a slice of modern bone. But, of course, I couldn’t believe it. I said to the lab technician: 'The bones, after all, are 65 million years old. How could blood cells survive that long?'" 13,14
This account was given by Mary Schweitzer, a PhD student at the time, from Montana State University. A well preservedTyrannosaurus rex skeleton had been found in 1990 and brought for analysis too Montana State University. During microscopic examination of the fossilized remains, it was noted that some portions of the long bones had not mineralized, but were in fact original bone. Upon closer examination it was noted that within the vascular system of this bone were what appeared to be red blood cells (note retained nucleus in the center of the apparent RBCs and the fact that reptiles and bird generally retain the RBC nucleus while mammals, like humans, do not). Of course, this did not seem possible since the survival of intact red blood cells for some 65-million years seems very unlikely if not downright impossible. "
Now the entire reason i put up this topic for debate and views is demonstrated by the assertions above. After this find either we need to reassess the fossilization process and the time periods involved or to acknowledge that Man and Dinosaur may have co-existed. The possibility of soft tissue and a large chain protein molecule surviving intact with a partially fossilised dino bone for a period of 65 million years is next to impossible.
P.S.--- i do not have a creationist agenda because i am not one.
Edited by Harsh86_Patel, 25 March 2013 - 09:36 AM.