Is the age of the earth old or young? Does anyone really know? These questions have long been debated, but the evidence for a young earth keep mounting up, and it’s happening at the expense of evolutionists, who believe the earth is about 4.5 billion years old.
When the movie Jurassic Park came out, I was amazed and fell in love with the dinosaurs on-screen. They seemed as real as I could imagine them. I applied my suspension of disbelief and enjoyed watching these massive creatures roam the earth once again. But I couldn’t help but wonder if it was really possible to extract dino DNA from the belly of a mosquito preserved in amber. Some years later, however, after watching interviews with experts, they assured us that dinosaur DNA couldn’t survive 65 million years, even if preserved in amber.
But what if the earth wasn’t billions of years old? And what if dinosaurs lived in the recent past, along with humans? Then perhaps dino DNA could be discovered, right? Sounds logical.
According to an article from ICR, the impossible happened. In a January 2020 peer reviewed article in the National Science Review, Scientists reported discovering DNA-like molecules in a duckbill dinosaur called Hypacrosaurus stebingeri. Researchers examined the fresh-looking skull bones, and some of the cells contained what appeared to be DNA. After further experiments, the team concluded that “DNA, or at least the chemical markers of DNA” have been preserved.
This is absolutely amazing! DNA can’t last millions of years under the best conditions, but only about 10,000 years at most. This discovery is strong evidence the dinosaur lived and died recently, not 75-million years ago. Nonetheless, these scientists came to a different conclusion- they now insist that dino DNA CAN last millions of years after all! Why? It’s not because the laws of chemistry allow for it, but because their worldview doesn’t allow for a young earth- or the idea that dinosaurs lived very recently.
Still, other scientists deny the discovery precisely because they know DNA is among “the least stable biomolecules over long periods of time” and couldn’t last 75 million years during the fossilization process.
But the study confidently states, “the cartilage of Hypacrosaurus has remnants of original chondrocytes, original nuclear material, and endogenous compounds chemically consistent with DNA.”
Despite the expected resistance, this discovery is strong evidence for a young earth, and is a refutation of an old earth- as evolutionists are on record declaring such discoveries are impossible.
Surprisingly, this wasn’t the first discovery of ancient genetic material… other scientists have discovered examples dating back to 1994! So this is no anomaly, and I expect more examples to emerge as more scientists search for this material.