Creation Science – Young Earth Evidence

 

BIO-MATTER DECAYS TOO QUICKLY

 

DNA - Biomatter

According to Biologists, DNA cannot exist in any ‘natural environment’ for more than approx. 10,000 years.

‘Natural environment’ defined as ‘any area that is not an isolated, self-contained systems that would prevent bio-decay.’

Geneticists and Biologists are continually baffled by continual finds of intact DNA found in fossilized remains of creatures though to be existence for up to 250 million years or more.

Þ   see Dinosaurs – T-Rex remains

 

Bio Matter Decay

Decaying - Bio MatterThere are many different methods in which all bio mater decays:

  • Natural radioactivity,
  • Mutations,
  • Enzymes,
  • Microbial & bacteria,
  • Structural/ molecular breakdown, and
  • Natural decay

All contribute to an increasingly rapid breakdown of all DNA and other biological material.

Measurements of the mutation rate of mitochondrial DNA recently forced researchers to revise the age of “mitochondrial Eve” from a theorized 200,000 years down to possibly as low as 6,000 years. DNA experts insist that DNA cannot exist in natural environments longer than 10,000 years, yet intact strands of DNA appear to have been recovered from fossils ‘allegedly’ much older:

  • Neanderthal bones
  • Insects in amber
  • Dinosaur fossils
  • Bacteria allegedly 250 million years old apparently have been revived with no DNA damage.
  • Soft tissue and blood cells from a dinosaur (T-rex’s and others) have astonished experts.

Geneticists inform us that in order to keep DNA intact for only a few years, it has to be preserved in alcohol, in a tightly sealed container, and even that could breakdown if there are enzymes present or if the container is shaken around too harshly.

With current evidence, it seems highly improbable that anything could be over a few millennial old and still have intact DNA, yet the findings are everywhere.

 

REFERENCES:

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5.) http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/labs/extraction/howto/faq.html