Soft Tissue Found in "Ancient" Dinosaur Fossils
Fossils are preserved remnants of plants and animals. During the fossilization process, fossils are buried and gradually harden but retain the same shape while becoming partially or fully mineralized. Fossils must be undisturbed in order for the fossilization process to occur but when fossils are preserved valuable information about the earth's past can be obtained. Soft tissue has been found recently inside dinosaur fossils, which gives great evidence of their young status in the thousands of years, not millions of years. Some dinosaur fossils have blood vessels preserved in samples that were determined to be more than 65 million years old by evolutionist dating methods. Soft tissue, blood vessels, and other organic material cannot last for such lengths of time and disintegrates rapidly, therefore implying that these fossils are only thousands of years old and not millions of years old. Creationists have examined dinosaur bones with carbon dating methods and have determined ages less than 50,000 years, much less than the 65 million year minimum evolutionists have determined. Despite the evolutionist's false interpretations, all fossils contain carbon-14 and therefore must be less than 50,000 years old. Evolutionists will not even use carbon-14 on fossils assumed to be millions of years old, such as dinosaur fossils and any ages obtained less than 65 million years old will be ignored or discarded based on their false assumptions. The first evidence of soft tissue in fossils was discovered in 2005 by Mary Schweitzer, an experienced paleontologist in North Carolina. Schweitzer first discovered blood vessels, blood cells and collagen in a "68 million year old" tyrannosaurus Rex fossil. Since the discovery of this soft tissue, other examples soft tissue have been found in dinosaur fossils and evolutionists have been trying to find an explanation of how this soft tissue could have been preserved for millions of years according to their timescale. Evolutionists have proposed that iron in the blood preserves fossils over millions of years, however this proposal has not been proven and creationists refute this proposal. There is no way to test any preservation method over millions of years to see if preservation could occur and therefore this proposal cannot prove the proposed old ages by evolutionists in the millions of years for the dinosaur fossils. Some methods of preservation could work temporarily over shorter periods but the idea that any organic material could be preserved or survive for so long without decomposing is very unlikely. Creationists explain that the discovery of soft tissue in fossils is strong evidence for the youth of these fossils within the 6,000 year creationist time scale.