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The Dinosaur Mummy
Genesis 7:23
“And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were...
We have now got used to the idea that there are dinosaur fossils containing soft tissue. Our familiarity with such finds has begun to dull the edge of the surprising import of such finds. Whichever...

With Jurassic World, Hollywood and evolutionists continue deceiving millions!

Mark CadwalladerViewpoint of Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman

This summer saw the release of Jurassic World – the fourth film in the Jurassic Park franchise. With its spectacular special effects and its story about the havoc erupting in a dinosaur theme park, it has already become one of the highest-grossing films ever. Tragically, though, the film – like its predecessors – is filled with false science and evolutionary nonsense.

The original Jurassic Park film, released in 1993, had its basis in actual scientific discovery. In this case, it is the finding of original bio-materials – “soft tissues” – in fossils, including so-called “ancient” fossils. The premise was that mosquitoes – which had bitten dinosaurs and then became trapped in oozing tree resin – could be sampled for the blood of dinosaurs. The dinosaur DNA was then used to make living dinosaurs for the theme park.

So the movie’s entire premise was based on the assumption that soft-tissue could survive un-degraded for more than 65 million years! Indeed, the truth of the matter is that such soft-tissue is increasingly being found in supposedly million-year-old fossils. Knowing that it is impossible to find soft tissues in ancient fossils, evolutionists have been trying to explain it away as some kind of “contamination”. Or they are inventing scenarios as to how the soft tissues might have been preserved for so long.

Come on, now! Proteins, DNA, and other “soft-tissue” organic chemicals surviving 65 million years?! Impossible! Think about it. Food goes bad, meat becomes rotten. The proteins and carbohydrates in plant and animal products degrade in the presence of moisture, heat, and radiation. Even with the best preservatives we can come up with, food products don’t last very long.

Yet, more and more of such “original bio-material” has been found over the last 20 years, accelerating to this day in 2015. For example, we wrote in this newsletter last year about Mark Armitage and his publishing the discovery of blood vessels, blood proteins, and other organic molecules in a triceratops horn. This led to him questioning their supposed millions of years of age – which got him fired from California State University, Northridge.

Because their own explanations are unsatisfactory, evolutionists are suppressing this evidence. They smear, censor, ridicule, and attack the scientists who disagree with their assumption of long ages. They play the usual game of repeatedly asserting millions of years and not publishing research with contrary opinions. They censor the publication of articles during peer review, and they withhold funds for such research, thereby preventing other scientists from even looking for the soft tissue in dinosaur fossils. Worse yet, they punish people like Mark Armitage for actually slipping something through their system of censorship.           

The Bible speaks of this phenomenon by calling it out as “scoffers” who must become “…willfully ignorant…” (2 Peter 3:5) or “…men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness…” (Romans 1:18). And Holy Scripture advises us that the wickedness of man will attack us as well as the foundations of godly truth.

 “For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon their string, that they may shoot at the upright in heart. If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:2-3)

Of course, the Psalm goes on to say that the Lord will bring final judgment upon the wicked and will remember the righteous favorably. Made righteous through Jesus Christ, Christians are on the receiving end of worldly attack and ridicule. What can we do? The Bible tells us to be salt and light to a dying and darkened world.

The truth of biblical creation is foundational to the rest of the Bible and to the faith and practice of the Christian. Yet, “the god of this world” has been behind the ridicule of believers as well as the suppression of evidence which points to biblical creation. At the same time, that worldly spirit hammers away with the just-so-stories of evolution, subverting and censoring creation truth from the public arena while inundating the public with what is at root a godless philosophy. The net effect is that the truth is flipped upside down and a grand deception is put in its place. Christians are often oblivious to the danger because the attacks are often subtle as well as shaming, and are loaded with half-truths.

Last month we traced how the undermining of creation truth has also helped pave the way for moral relativism, leading to the current milestones overturning Christian marriage as the model for Western Culture, inverting it by legalizing a perversion.

But the actual evidence upholds a biblical model. The long ages of evolution are not supported by fossil discoveries. The fossils contain soft tissue which could only last thousands of years in the most ideal conditions. There is no plausible scenario that could accommodate those molecules surviving for millions of years! The quandary for evolutionists is becoming as bad in the study of fossils as it has been for them in origin-of-life research. There is simply no way to keep molecules from degrading and breaking down. They don’t maintain their structure without the creative process of life, just as they don’t accumulate structure without a creative power behind them in the first place!

Exposing their lies for what they are – and teaching the truth of biblical creation – is Creation Moments’ twofold mission. That’s why I want to thank you for standing with us in what is ultimately a spiritual warfare – one where we must continue to expose darkness to the light of God’s truth! I especially want to thank you for your prayers and financial support, both of which are vital to our worldwide mission.