A mischaracterization of creationists as close minded. They go on to say...
A common young earth creationist (YEC) misinterpretation of the discovery of surviving organic molecules in ancient bone is that this "proves" that the Earth is young and that geological and radiometric data should be ignored.
First, a typical downplay. And misinformation. Let me get to both. The downplay, especially with the protein. Here is an abstract title from Schwietzer's research.
The ancient surviving materials they commonly refer to are fragments of hemoglobin and osteocalcin (a bone protein) extracted from dinosaur bone.
Hence, the downplay. Protein sequences that last for 65 million years. The funny thing is the evos trust the constants of half lives in radiometric dating, but they can't admit that peptide bonds don't last 65 million years.
Science 13 April 2007:
Vol. 316 no. 5822 pp. 277-280
Analyses of Soft Tissue from Tyrannosaurus rex Suggest the Presence of Protein Mary Higby Schweitzer et al
But the almost inexcusable kicker is the misinformation this PhD at talkorigins sends out. He says its just a few molecules. But check out this exerpt from Discover.
"...translucent blood vessels..." take a little than a few molecules!!! This nearly makes me vomit to be honest! Especially in light of the fact that WE are being called liars.
Two years ago, Schweitzer gazed through a microscope in her laboratory at North Carolina State University and saw lifelike tissue that had no business inhabiting a fossilized dinosaur skeleton: fibrous matrix, stretchy like a wet scab on human skin; what appeared to be supple bone cells, their three-dimensional shapes intact; and translucent blood vessels that looked as if they could have come straight from an ostrich at the zoo.
By all the rules of paleontology, such traces of life should have long since drained from the bones. It's a matter of faith among scientists that soft tissue can survive at most for a few tens of thousands of years, not the 65 million since T. rex walked what's now the Hell Creek Formation in Montana. But Schweitzer tends to ignore such dogma.
The truth is talkorigins is lying.
I wanted to leave you with this final quote from the Dicover article. I had heard that Schwietzer had said this, but could never find it. I finally did. This is a case for the fact that our "objective" innocent scientists are not so objective. I would suggest that carreer interests are in the way of truth.
SO THE TRUTH COMES OUT. What other things do not register to mainstream scientists? Look at the last line. "To most old-line paleontologists, the smell of death didn't even register." That doesn't sound like a trustworthy collection of science. None of these quotes will ever make the textbooks sadly. But we have to get the truth out, so people will stop and think, before they swallow the LIE!
Once, when she was working with a T. rex skeleton harvested from Hell Creek, she noticed that the fossil exuded a distinctly organic odor. "It smelled just like one of the cadavers we had in the lab who had been treated with chemotherapy before he died," she says. Given the conventional wisdom that such fossils were made up entirely of minerals, Schweitzer was anxious when mentioning this to Horner. "But he said, 'Oh, yeah, all Hell Creek bones smell,'" she says. To most old-line paleontologists, the smell of death didn't even register.