The concept of deep time with its millions of years grew in popularity even as original-tissue fossils were being discovered. Deep time refers to an endless series of events that supposedly occurred before the appearance of man on the planet. Even locked in strata, original tissues should not have lasted from way back then until now. Prominent secular thinkers wove this concept of deep time into the Western culture. Men such as James Hutton, Charles Lyell, George Cuvier, Charles Darwin, Robert Chambers and Arthur Holmes cemented deep time into the scientific community. Ironically, however, all this time soft tissue fossils were silently advocating for recent , biblical creation. The global Flood of Noah's day, not deep time, explains these fossils better. Over 100 years ago in 1908, a startling discovery was made by the famous American fossil hunter Charles Sternberg and his sons. They uncovered in Wyoming the first of two of the world's best preserved dinosaur remains. They were naturally mummified hadrosaurs. The hadrosaur the Sternberg's found was an exquisitely preserved Edmontosaurus hadrosaur. The preservation quality was so amazing that skin, ligaments and various other articles of soft tissue were preserved. A replica of this hadrosaur can be found in the Black Hills Museum of Natural History. A placard beside it quotes Sternberg's description of "the skin preserved with its complex arrangement of minute scales and clinging to the bones". Charles Sternberg saw the freshness of his fossil but did not challenge his deep time dogma. But he could not believe how this non-mineralized hadrosaur had stayed the way that it did throughout the millions of years of distant past. Dried tissues like skin and even bones simply do not last that long. In 1914, a mummified Corythosaurus was discovered by Barnum Brown, that had muscle and tendons intact. In 1922, famed fossil hunter, paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews uncovered dinosaur bones joined by tendons in China's Gobi Desert. He wrote about his many adventures and discoveries saying, "The dinosaur laid exactly as it died 70 million years ago. Every bone was in place, even to the end of its tail. Tendons along the back showed plainly" (Andrews R.C., 1953, "All About Dinosaurs", New York Random House). In 1998, researchers discovered in Southern Italy a small dinosaur fossil with muscle tissue and what looked like old, dried blood from its liver? (C. Dal Sasso and M. Signore, 1998, "Exceptional soft-tissue preservation in a therapod dinosaur from Italy", Nature, p. 392). There is no denying this evidence of soft tissue found with dinosaur bones. These discoveries disprove deep time and confirm the global cataclysmic Flood judgment that occurred only thousands of years ago, just as Scripture says. Amen!
August 23, 2014