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Dinosaur eggs from China disprove ‘Old Earth’ evolution theories

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An examination of dinosaur eggs uncovered in China may show some of the most recent evidence that dinosaurs existed thousands of years ago instead of the millions of years commonly proclaimed. German scientists were able to determine that some dinosaur eggs, like the ones found in China, had a blue-green color similar to emu eggs. The eggs were discovered at three separate sites in layers attributed to the Cretaceous period and their color was darker than the sediment they were buried in.

Although the eggs lost some of their details and traits, the scientists were able to isolate their pigment molecules which had strong carbon and nitrogen chemical bonds that can be preserved over time, but that definitely cannot stay intact over hundreds of thousands or millions of years. According to the Institute for Creation Research (ICR), their critics have argued that fossilization preserved these molecules for millions of years.

However, ICR countered with the following observation:

“How could these tiny mineral walls stay intact through millions of years of earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, climate changes, erosion, and asteroid impacts—catastrophes that evolutionists regularly describe occurring everywhere in the past? And if the pigments were locked behind mineral walls, why do they still appear visible? Even if the encasing minerals had the miraculous strength to resist cracking and exposing the pigments to outside chemicals—as unscientific an assertion as is possible—they still would not prevent complex biological molecules like pigments, with double bonds and complicated ring structures, from falling apart on their own.”

Then ICR pointed out the most impossible thing of all for any earthbound molecule to pull off–being ‘hermetically sealed’ from the Law of Entropy, aka the second law of thermodynamics. “Entropy is incessant, and it works even when things are buried or frozen. No known process violates this law, especially the process of chemical reactions that relieve tension from double-bonds,” like the bonds present in the pigment molecules of these dinosaur eggs.

All known experiments reveal that pigments decay in far fewer years than the millions of years that these eggs supposedly have been around. Essentially, since these eggs still have pigment molecules present, “the most scientific conclusion about dinosaur eggshell pigments must hold to the Law of Entropy, consistent with the burial of dinosaurs—and their eggs—in Noah’s Flood only thousands of years ago.” Simply put, the Earth is young.

Source: Brian Thomas, Colorful Dinosaur Eggs Challenge Deep Time, ICR.org, June 11, 2015.

Harry A. Gaylord

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6 thoughts on “Dinosaur eggs from China disprove ‘Old Earth’ evolution theories

  1. I don’t have an opinion one way or the other about new versus old earth theories. But I still can’t understand why people believe in the whole carbon-dating thing. Carbon dating is all theory. So, how is it that scientists believe it a fact? It’s no different than if I wrote a computer program to project the temperature range for mid-May next year.

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  2. I wouldn’t even believe that Dinosaur fossils would’ve lasted millions of years itself. If it were so, they would be very difficult to find if haven’t turned to dust yet.

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  3. I hardly know where to begin when faced with deliberate or poorly informed ignorance. I certainly wouldn’t go to the ICR for science information. Their past record is not good
    Just a few starting pointers. Isotopes break down at known rates. If for example we measure the rate that a particular isotope of Potassium turns into Argon and replaces the Potassium in a crystal of Potassium chloride in a rock the age is worked out by measuring how much has converted. (Potassium Argon dating) we can tell how old the Crystal is by the Potassium Argon ratio. When a rock is being tested the scientists look for several of such isotope pairs and when they all give the same age we know approximately how old the rock is. Samples of the rock are sent for independent analysis to other labs around the world and typically most of them come up with very similar ages for the rock. Fossils for particular animals occur in certain aged rocks. The first life forms (eg blue green algae are found in much older rocks than those where dinosaurs are found ) and thus far human related fossils are not found in the same strata as dinosaur fossils which are much older. (although there is one celebrated case of a creation scientist caught by his technician carving out human foot prints in an old rock beside some dinosaur footprints at the Paluxy River) There are many ways of working out the age of the Earth and all give similar type ages of billions of years. Fairly simple summaries are found for the variety of ways of confirming these techniques of testing fossil or rock ages . In many instances the fossil is a rock imprint not the preserved animal itself. I suggest you start by looking up simples tests like counting varves before you move to more sophisticated tests like fission track analysis, and radiochemistry. Carbon dating is only accurate back about 50,000 years but is not the way we use to test old fossils. It would be a good idea to at least read the simple accounts in Wikipedia before making claims that would show extreme ignorance. Making statements like carbon dating is all theory is not a good way to convince anyone (Unless of course their degree is one of those $20 jobs purchased on the internet – as unfortunately is the case for a number of the self claimed creation scientists!)

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    1. With respect peddiebill – I suggest having a closer look at your own ignorance. The dilemma has nothing to do with carbon dating techniques which also assume that the level of carbon or other decay rates have been constant from the beginning. Carbon 14’s half-life (t½) is only 5,730 years – that is, every 5,730 years half of it decays away. After two half lives, a quarter is left; after three half lives, only an
      eighth; after 10 half lives, less than a thousandth is left. So, a lump of 14C as massive as the earth would have decayed away in less than a million years. Yet, we find C14 in diamonds, supposedly among the oldest rocks on an earth that’s 4.6 Billion years old.

      But, I’m digressing; the issue is the Second Law of Thermodynamics which works constantly despite conditions on earth or elsewhere. The double bonds that make up the pigments in the fossilized eggs cannot hold together over millions of years – no matter what the conditions. Frozen, dried, fossilized or steeped in peatbog – the Second Law works inexorably to maximize entropy.

      Similarly, no carbon-based tissue, frozen, dry or boggy can survive millions of years. And yet, we have the Mary Schweitzer discovery. Let’s not forget her astonishing find of blood vessels in 68 million year old T-Rex bones in 1991. When creation scientists pointed out that its impossible for such tissue to have survived for millions of years – because of the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics – and this meant the bones were much younger, they were sullenly accused of “hijacking” her research!

      However, they were just pointing out the obvious. It seems the Laws of Physics work perfectly well until they contradict deep time and Darwinian evolution and then they suddenly (and magically) stop working. This is a convenient miracle for modern Darwinists and peddiebills. Also, the “cheap” creation scientists you dismiss so cavalierly all gained their respective doctorates at secular universities. Are you a
      scientist? I doubt it having read the waffle you deposited on this blog, particularly concerning C14 decay as being accurate only up to 50 000 years.

      Perhaps, it would do you a world of good to visit http://www.dissentfrom darwin.org – here are scientists from many disciplines who have major issues with the Darwinian worldview to which you cling so desperately.

      It’s not easy to face up to the truth, but I hope you do. If you do, you will align with the many previously dyed-in-the-wool evolutionists who realized the error of their ways and accepted that God’s word is true and that we are the liars. Don’t take it personally, I was once a liar too.

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      1. Good points, Dean.

        If the subject actually was dating methods, as peddiebill brought up, not even his potassium argon dating method can withstand the test of accuracy as noted in an article entitled Radioactive dating methods: Ways they make conflicting results tell the same story by Tas Walker. He noted the following:

        “Rock samples from a lava dome within the Mount St Helens crater, USA, were dated using the potassium-argon method. Whole-rock samples gave an age of 350,000 years.3 When some of the amphibole minerals in the rock sample were extracted and analyzed separately, their age was more than double at 900,000 years. Two mineral samples of a different mineral, pyroxene, gave an age of 1,700,000 and 2,800,000 years. Which age is right? None, actually. The lava dome formed after Mount St Helens exploded in 1980 and the samples were just 10 years old. Here are more conflicting results between dating methods.”

        So peddiebill failed to do his research and seemed to be in such a desperate hurry to defend something that sounds scientific, but in the end just doesn’t add up.

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