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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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