Looks like T-Rex collagen is in the news again. Proteins from the T-Rex and from a Mastodon have recently been sequenced and this is causing journalists to take interest in this story once again. Is the interest involved stemming from the fact that soft tissue could not be preserved for 80 million years and thus the actual age of these bones should be called into question? No, as long as every fact is judged through the lens of naturalistic evolutionism the overriding assumption of long ages will never be questioned. Rather, the big news is that these proteins are similar to chicken proteins, and thus, there must be a clear link between dinosaurs and birds.

I suppose that horizontal gene transfer need not be invoked if you assume that dinosaurs and birds did not live within the same time period, but given that HGT is becoming such a necessary component in current evolutionary theory, can it really be said that this “evidence” supports this theory at all? I guess it only really needs to be invoked when the theory of vertical descent can’t account for something. HGT can be readily ignored in all these situations… Of course, all of these HGT-required issues are easily and consistently resolved if a common designer is allowed to be posited, but I suppose that idea is off limits.

Sometimes it amazes me how clear evidence of evolution’s failure as a theory can be regularly touted as evidence for the theory, but in the end it simply reflects the nature of fallen man in unbelief:

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.

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