Plenty of cults exist - every cult has its 'religious dogma', its idols, its 'prophets', its 'science', its 'proof' and its intolerant liturgy of demands. Cults everywhere: Islam, the State, the cult of Gay and Queer, Marxism, Darwin and Evolution, 'Science', Globaloneywarming, Changing Climate, Abortion....a nice variety for the human-hater, amoral, anti-rationalist to choose from. It is so much fun mocking them isn't it ?
Tempus Fugit Memento Mori - Time Flies Remember Death
Evolution is a metaphysical project looking for a reality. Sadly for the 'science' of pond scum to the screaming plant food-causes climate-theologian, there is no reality on this planet to comport itself to the mindless dogma that the unknowable, unfathomable complexity of life arrived by 'chance'. Chaos does not create structure. A five year old knows this.
One of the shibboleths of the cult of Darwin is that Dinosaurs all died out through the usual [yawn] impact of yet another big rock 65, 75 take your pick, millions of years ago.....How the rest of the fauna on earth survived – and plenty did – is never disclosed. Yet every single human culture has myths, writings, drawings, legends, stories and even petroglyphs of dinosaurs. Beowulf the first classic literature in Anglo-Saxon perfectly describes a T Rex and a pterodon – how would humans know what a T Rex or a 'dragon' looked like, if they had not seen it?
Then we have Dinosaur soft tissue, which explodes the myth that these creatures did not exist with man. They most certainly did.
“December 1, 2015 Researchers from North Carolina State University have confirmed that blood vessel-like structures found in an 80 million-year-old hadrosaur fossil are original to the animal, and not biofilm or other contaminants. Their findings add to the growing body of evidence that structures like blood vessels and cells can persist over millions of years, and the data not only confirm earlier reports of protein sequences in dinosaurs, they represent a significant advance in methodology.”
Notice the last sentence, imploring you to believe that blood vessels can last millions of years.....whatever.
In this report, Dr. Mary Schweitzer is listed as a co-author. Though an ardent Darwinian, she is famous for her discovery of Dino soft tissue in 2005. She never has lost her evolution religion of course. That would mean a stop to the grant funding. Can't have that now. Why not lie in exchange for money and publication opportunities ?
Live Science added its confirmation that this is original dinosaur tissue:
“Now, several tests show that the specimens are the original blood vessels, making them the oldest blood vessels on record to survive with their original components, the researchers said.”
No evolution of any of the tissue was found......
“The researchers also tested the bones of chickens and ostriches, both of which are living relatives of dinosaurs. In both the modern and ancient samples, the peptide sequences were the same as those found in blood vessels, the scientists said.”
The 'scientists' theologize that iron, the magic pixie dust, preserved the soft Dino tissue....
“Dinosaurs' iron-rich blood, combined with a good environment for fossilization, may explain the amazing existence of soft tissue from the Cretaceous (a period that lasted from about 65.5 million to 145.5 million years ago) and even earlier. The specimens Schweitzer works with, including skin, show evidence of excellent preservation. The bones of these various specimens are articulated, not scattered, suggesting they were buried quickly. They're also buried in sandstone, which is porous and may wick away bacteria and reactive enzymes that would otherwise degrade the bone.”
'Buried quickly' obviously indicates a flood, in which a cement mixture is created. As well, iron does not preserve anything for millions of years.....maybe a few at best, in contrived conditions, not in nature, and not in a chaotic environment.
“Iron does appear to preserve tissues, even keeping blood vessels intact at room temperature for two years. Could iron keep soft tissues intact for millions of years? At least four reasons show why the study’s results, amazing though they are, answer with a clear “No.”
First, “Ostrich vessels were incubated in a concentrated solution of red blood cell lysate,” according to the study authors. Their procedure involved extracting and purifying iron from blood. But ancient dinosaur and other fossils did not have the advantage of scientists treating their carcasses with a blood-soup concentrate.
Second, many of the still-fresh fossil biochemicals described in the literature do not show evidence of nearby iron. ...
Schweitzer and her coauthors think so. They wrote, “In life, blood cells rich in iron-containing HB [hemoglobin] flow through vessels, and have access to bone osteocytes through the lacuna-canalicular network.” Yet, the study authors did not demonstrate this supposed access, they merely asserted it.
...Third, for experimental control, the Royal Society authors kept ostrich vessels in water to watch them rot. Does this resemble the burial conditions of dinosaurs, which are mostly dry today and have been primarily dry perhaps since the day of burial? Water accelerates tissue decay by providing for microbes and by facilitating degradative chemistry. So by adding water, these scientists may have rigged their “control” sample to show a higher-than-expected decay rate difference.
...Fourth, just because this iron increases the “resistance of these ‘fixed’ biomolecules to enzymatic or microbial digestion” does not necessarily mean that it increases resistance of these “fixed” biomolecules to degrading chemical reactions. In other words, these authors have again shown that iron inhibits microbes, but they did not show that it inhibits the oxidation and hydrolysis reactions known to relentlessly convert tissues into dust.”
The theory that iron can stop soft tissue from normal bacterial and other chemical degradation is mostly conjecture. You can't equate contrived lab experiments with nature, and draw sweeping conclusions and call that 'science'. There is no science here, but a jumbled, desperate and obtuse effort to justify the canard and myth, that Dinosaurs 'must have been exterminated 75 million years ago'.
If a 'creationist' were to behave in a similar manner he would be pilloried by the 'scientific establishment'. Maybe the grant seekers need to apply their own standards to themselves.