How to Preserve a Dinosaur Cell

It seems that we’re not done with Schweitzer’s Bone paper. Dieter Britz was kind enough to send me a copy of the full paper, so I can tell you about the proposed preservation mechanism. And – by coincidence – Brian Thomas has written a second article on a different aspect of the same paper, called Did Scientists Find T. Rex DNA?

First, the “Molecular mechanism for preservation.” In the section just prior to the conclusion Schweitzer et al ask:

Cells are usually completely degraded soon after the death of the organism, so how could ‘cells’ and the molecules that comprise them persist in Mesozoic bone?

That’s not entirely unlike something Mr Thomas would say. But unlike the ICR’s “Science Writer” the authors go on to give a potential solution. Continue reading

Vote Puritan

I can’t be completely certain, but there seems to be some kind of election going on over in the US of A. Whatever is afoot, Your Origins Matter has seen fit to give their readers some voting advice:

Can you imagine what would happen if, as a result of this year’s election, the White House, the U.S. Congress, the state capitals, the city halls, the judicial chambers, the sheriffs’ offices all across America were filled with “able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness”? (Exodus 18:21).

This is not the time to dwell on the fact that all too many office holders are just the opposite, drunk with power, swollen with pride, practicing deception, driven by greed, and motivated all too often by an antagonism toward Christianity, and an increasing acceptance of evolutionary thinking. Nor is it the place to recollect the once-cherished freedoms which have been lost—particularly lost to Christians.

There’s more where that came from, although as they don’t name any specific candidates I’m not entirely sure what’s going on. Reading elsewhere I hear something about a Mormon, so perhaps he’s who they’re worried about?

Whatever the story is the YOM advice sounds like it was relayed to them via a medium from Oliver Cromwell hisself, and as we all know he was really good with parliaments. Sounds good to me.