Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Religion & Spirituality
  3. Western Religions

Dinosaur shocker : Soft tissue found in dinosaur bone

See also

We are told that dinosaurs died out millions of years ago and all that is found of them today is their fossilized bones. But recently, soft tissues (stretchy brown matter, heme, red blood cells and vessels) were found inside the leg bone of a Tyrannosaurus rex by evolutionary paleontologist Dr. Mary Schweitzer . The dinosaur bone Mary Schweitzer was studying was supposedly a 68 million year old specimen. But this is impossible to find soft tissues in bones that could be this old. Schweitzer's reaction early in the discovery process was, "Schweitzer said, I looked at this and I looked at this and I thought, this can't be. Red blood cells don't preserve" (Mary Schweitzer, Dinosaur Shocker, Smithsonian Magazine, May 2006). Dr. Schweitzer is absolutely correct on this point that red blood cells do not preserve, especially for 68 million years! But is this bone that old.

"Soft tissues are preserved within hind limb elements of Tyrannosaurus rex (Museum of the Rockies specimen 1125). Removal of the mineral phase reveals transparent, flexible, hollow blood vessels" (Mary H. Schweitzer, "Soft-Tissue vessels and Cellular Preservation in Tyrannosaurus rex", "Science", vol.307, 25 March 2005, p. 1952).

"I am quite aware that according to conventional wisdom and models of fossilization, these structures are not supposed to be there, but there they are, said Schweitzer, lead author of the paper, 'I was pretty shocked' (Evelyn Boswell, " Montana T. Rex yields Next Big Discovery in Dinosaur Paleontology", Montana State University News Service, 24 March 2005, p.1).

So there it is. Immovable evidence that the microscopic red discs found in the soft dinosaur tissue are red blood cells. Such organic material could not have lasted six thousand years, let alone 68 million years. This is hard, biological evidence that dinosaurs are much younger than dogmatically and philosophically claimed.



  • Dan Savage
    Dan Savage cares about LGBT youth, bullying and saving lives
    Today's Buzz
  • Raku
    Teachers and students can use this summer to learn a new skill
    15 Photos
  • Beach body
    Fitness: Earn your beach body badge with bootcamp classes
    10 Photos
  • Greek wine
    Unwind with these delicious wines: The thrilling wines of Greece
    7 Photos
  • Mandy Moore
    Exclusive interview with Celebrity Mandy Moore concerning animal activism
    5 Photos
  • Educational family vacations
    Find out how to take an educational family vacation that doesn't break the bank
    9 Photos