Dinosaur Soft Tissue Really Just “Biofilm Contamination” After All?

Until 2005, scientists believed that soft tissues, proteins, and DNA molecules could not survive beyond a hundred thousand years or so at ambient temperatures due to the rapid nature of the decay of these molecules due to various decay mechanisms – including the inevitable effects of kinetic chemistry (where vibrating molecules gradually rearrange themselves and…

Science and Methodological Naturalism

My friend, Clifford Goldstein, editor of the Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide, just published a short article discussing science and the limits of methodological naturalism that is thought to limit scientific investigations to only those things that have natural causes (Cliff’s Edge, Adventist Review, Feb. 2019). Science does not address spiritual, theological, or supernatural…

180 Million Year Old Soft Tissue?

On December 5, the well-known science journal Nature published an amazing article entitled, “Soft-tissue evidence for homeothermy and crypsis in a Jurassic ichthyosaur” (Link). One of the 22 co-authors is Mary Schweitzer, whose earlier papers (starting in 2005) on well-preserved dinosaur soft-tissue remains shocked the scientific community who had long thought and claimed this to…