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Erosion rates and "doomed outcrops"

Erosion rates and "doomed outcrops" | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
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Callan Bentley takes a Gigapan to the Chesapeake Bay to record fossiliferous banks that are scheduled to be reinforced against erosion, and thus removed from scientific inquiry.

 

What I find interesting about this article is the rate of erosion of these banks.  According to another site, erosion on the east side of the Bay near Calvert Cliffs State Park, Maryland, can be up to 2 feet/year (http://www.newsline.umd.edu/health/septic-slide-121510.htm).  The homeowners profiled in the article lost 30 feet in six years!

 

Going to Google Earth reveals that the Bay ranges from about 31,000 to 33,000 feet wide near Calvert Cliffs.  If we assume erosion has been constant, and is equal on either side of the Bay, working backward shows that it would have taken around  8000 years for that width of channel to be eroded.  And that's the "limit of absurdity," which presumes that the Bay was 0 feet wide when erosion began.

 

The point is, unless erosion has dramatically accelerated, the outermost limit of calculated time for the Bay to have eroded to the width it has now is way too short.

 

Image credit: http://www.newsline.umd.edu/health/septic-slide-121510.htm

 

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Raison d'etre

Raison d'etre | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it

In geological terms, a contact is the place where two different types of rocks come together. This ezine is a place to find content from my favorite web sources on the the creation-evolution issue, with a focus on the subject of geology.  Just as the layers of a rock can be composed of many different materials, so my sources often differ in their assumptions and in their views on the issue, but their common intersection is the belief that this is an important subject.

 

(Image source:  Glyn Baker, http://www.geograph.org.uk/reuse.php?id=167895)

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While my interests are wide-ranging, as even a cursory glance at this site will show,  a subject of great personal interest to me is the preservation of biological material in fossils presumed tens to hundreds of millions of years old.  In my view, the increasing pace of discovery of such material is one of the strongest evidences in support of a young age for the earth.

 

Below is a continuously updated archive of articles I've found on the subject:


2017:


182 million year old blood cell-like structures, collagen and cholesterol in ichtyosaur bone: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320565555_Palaeobiology_of_red_and_white_blood_cell-like_structures_collagen_and_cholesterol_in_an_ichthyosaur_bone


120 million year old bird bone tissue: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/10/03/1707237114.abstract


54 million year old pigmented shell and skin tissues in sea turtle: http://www.heritagedaily.com/2017/10/exceptionally-preserved-sea-turtle-reveals-ancient-sun-protection/117115


66-72 million year old original dinosaur eggshell pigments: https://peerj.com/articles/3706/


112-125 million year old Nodosaur melanin and kerogen: http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(17)30808-4


200 million year old organic plant molecules: https://static-content.springer.com/esm/art%3A10.1038%2Fs41559-017-0224-5/MediaObjects/41559_2017_224_MOESM1_ESM.pdf


66-million year old dinosaur bone cell: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mark_Armitage2/publication/289686201_Preservation_of_Triceratops_horridus_Tissue_Cells_from_the_Hell_Creek_Formation_MT/links/57ad0e1a08ae3765c3bb0cf7.pdf


15-45 million year old mammal blood: https://academic.oup.com/jme/article/3073510/Fossilized-Mammalian-Erythrocytes-Associated-With


146-100 milllion year old bird tendon and cartilage-like tissues: http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14779


195 million year old dinosaur blood:  http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14220


80 million year old brachylophosaur protein: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170123145210.htm


400-14 million year old plant amino acids: https://www.livescience.com/60944-ancient-fossil-forest-discovered-in-antarctica.html


2016:

130 million year old bird melanosomes: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2016/11/16/1617168113.abstract

75 million year old keratin: http://phys.org/news/2016-11-dinosaur-claw-sheath-proteins-million.html

120 million year old Psittacosaurus pigment and protein:  http://www.icr.org/article/9595/

1.4 million year old chloroplast DNA from deep sea sediments: http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/44/8/615.full.pdf+html

100 million year old mummified bird wings: http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160628/ncomms12089/full/ncomms12089.html

1.88 billion year old microbial protein preservation: http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160617/ncomms11977/full/ncomms11977.html

445 million year old echinoderm organic molecules: http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/44/5/379.abstract

8-11 million year old snake proteins: http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822%2816%2930120-8

247 million year old preserved dinosaur soft tissue: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0151143, http://www.reuters.com/video/2016/04/04/fossilised-blood-vessels-oldest-in-world?videoId=367980360&videoChannel=6&channelName=Technology

520 million year old preserved arthropod neural tissue: http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/44765/title/To-Retain-a-Brain/, http://sco.lt/7fLsw5

2015 :

Presence of blood confirmed in 80-million-year-old hadrosaur fossil: https://news.ncsu.edu/2015/12/schweitzer-vessels/

Unperminalized hadrosaur bones: http://creation.com/unpermineralized-hadrosaur-bones-alaska

50-million year old melanosomes in bats: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150928155852.htm

150-million year old melanosomes in bird fossil: http://crev.info/2015/09/original-pigment-dinosaur-feathers/

Radiocarbon in dinosaur bone: http://crev.info/2015/06/c14-dinosaur-bone/

Preserved coloration in dinosaur eggshell: http://www.icr.org/article/8805/

Collagen and blood cells in Cretaceous dinosaur museum specimens: http://crev.info/2015/06/more-dino-blood-found/, http://crev.info/2015/06/dinosaur-soft-tissue-surprise/

8-18-million year old proteins in seashells: http://blog.drwile.com/?p=13504, http://phys.org/news/2015-02-million-year-old-mollusk-protein.html

2014:

550 million year old tube worms: http://blog.drwile.com/?p=12518, http://www.icr.org/article/8059/

2013:


23 million year old lizard: http://www.icr.org/article/7569/ 46 million year old mosquito blood: http://crev.info/2013/

46 million year old mosquito blood: http://www.pnas.org/content/110/46/18496.abstract

49 million year old beetle scales: https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23786-iridescent-beetle-shimmers-for-49-million-years/#.UeeXxZwSTbC

70 million year old hadrosaur skin: http://creation.com/hadrosaur-skin, http://phys.org/news/2013-04-scientists-rare-dinosaur-skin-fossil.html

160 year old mollusk melanin: http://phys.org/news/2013-06-melanin-jurassic-era-mollusk-tool-cancer.html

Brian Thomas’ overviews: http://www.icr.org/article/7520/

Archaeopteryx feather: http://blog.drwile.com/?p=10235#more-10235

190-197 million year old sauropod egg proteins: http://crev.info/2013/04/protein-found-in-dinosaur-eggs/

250 million year old coloration on trilobites: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/03/130327-trilobite-spots-marine-paleontology-science/

Cretaceous triceratops horn: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0065128113000020, http://blog.drwile.com/?p=10065

350 million year old crinoids & 417 million year old eurypterid chitin: http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/oldbiomarkers.htm

Soft tissue overview from Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/fossils/3-soft-tissue-in-fossils/

2012:

Jurassic squid ink: http://creation.com/fossil-squid-ink (see here for Charles Dickens reporting on fresh squid ink and fresh squid eye discovery: http://observationdeck.kinja.com/mary-anning-the-fossil-finder-by-charles-dickens-1579691341)

C-14 in dinosaur bones, a presentation at an AGU-AOGS conference that was later stricken from the conference records: http://creation.com/c14-dinos

Dr. Mary Schweitzer’s dinosaur tissue research: http://www.icr.org/article/7091/

Brian Thomas update: http://www.icr.org/article/7183/


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Butterfly Evolution Pushed 70 Million Years Before Flowers

Butterfly Evolution Pushed 70 Million Years Before Flowers | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
New fossil evidence puts the squeeze on Darwinians, making butterflies appear suddenly, with complex mouth parts, before there were any flowers to pollinate.
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So much for the ‘methane bomb’ – study finds methane hydrate dissociation…’not caused by climate change’

So much for the ‘methane bomb’ – study finds methane hydrate dissociation…’not caused by climate change’ | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Spitsbergen has been experiencing severe outgassing for several years. Does the methane originate from decomposed methane hydrates? What is the cause of the dissociation of the hydrates? Warming due to climate change or other, natural processes? An international team of scientists has now been able to answer this question, which has been published in the international journal Nature Communications.
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Earthquake Alerts: How to Get an Early Warning for the Next Big One

Earthquake Alerts: How to Get an Early Warning for the Next Big One | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Bay Area residents were shaken awake by a 4.4 magnitude quake last night. But four people got warning notifications—and you could too.
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The tiny power plant that shapes the Colorado River — merely by existing

The tiny power plant that shapes the Colorado River — merely by existing | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Because of the water rights it holds — and because it returns the water it uses to the river channel — the diminutive plant dictates how the river is managed in Colorado.
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Fascinating--water is the most powerful force on earth, and not just because of its erosive ability.
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Doggerland

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Doggerland is a submerged land mass beneath what is now the North Sea, that once connected Britain to continental Europe.
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The New Origin of Species

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"But wait. Before discussing "Replacing Darwin" and the book’s revelations, readers will want to know, who exactly is Nathaniel T. Jeanson? What are his background, his credentials, and his grounds for challenging a historical figure no less revered than Charles Darwin? Excellent questions. Let’s find out."

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The background info on the author is almost as intriguing as the book itself.  His experience as a creationist student in a secular university offers an excellent template for other aspiring creationist scientists to follow.
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The Amazing Earth Science Behind The Last Jedi's New Mineral World 

The Amazing Earth Science Behind The Last Jedi's New Mineral World  | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
One of the most visually striking elements of The Last Jedi—aside from the epic space battles, of course—is Crait, the glittering mineral world that becomes the focal point of the film’s final act. But as alien as this planet seems, Crait was shot right here on Earth, meaning there’s loads of real-world geology, ecology, and climate science behind this Resistance hideout.
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Arctic Restoration — Go Beavers!

Arctic Restoration — Go Beavers! | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
This lovely active creature has been accused — in the NY Times Science /Climate section by Kendra “Gloom is My Beat” Pierre-Louis [seriously, that’s her real Twitter handle] — in an article with the anti-Darwinian title of “Beavers Emerge as Agents of Arctic Destruction”.
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Microsoft Invests $50 Million in Our New Green AI Overlord

Microsoft Invests $50 Million in Our New Green AI Overlord | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
We’ve all seen movies like Terminator, but I personally suspect the AI apocalypse, if it happens, will not be caused by a military computer.

The monster AI which attempts to destroy humanity will be the creation of a group of people who want to make the world a better place.
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Are Dinosaur Proteins Virtually Immortal?

Are Dinosaur Proteins Virtually Immortal? | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
The presence of tissue, cells, and proteins remaining in dinosaur fossils poses a direct biochemical challenge to the standard geologic dating paradigm.
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Wikipedia Co-Founder Blasts “Appallingly Biased” Wikipedia Entry on Intelligent Design

Wikipedia Co-Founder Blasts “Appallingly Biased” Wikipedia Entry on Intelligent Design | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
When it comes to intelligent design, Wikipedia and its axe-grinding editors are ridiculously biased and unfair. And guess what? Even Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger agrees.
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Another way to look at the fossil record? By examining coal.

Another way to look at the fossil record? By examining coal. | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
If you’re like most people, you probably think of coal as a chunk of black fossil fuel. Geologist Jen O’Keefe sees it differently: For her, each piece of coal is a window back in time.
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Bolton Strid: A Stream That Swallows People

Bolton Strid: A Stream That Swallows People | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Between Barden Tower and Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire, England, lies one of nature's most dangerous booby traps. It’s a small innocuous-looking mountain stream, about six feet across, known as Bolton Strid, or simply the Strid. But below the water's surface is a deep chasm with powerful undercurrents that pulls anybody that falls into it to certain death. It is believed that not a single person who has fallen into the Strid has ever come out of it alive. Not even their bodies.
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Wow--an underground water gap.
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Can an Evolutionist Be a Creationist?

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A bachelor can become married, just like an evolutionist can become a creationist. However, it is not possible to be both at the same time.
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Thought-provoking essay about the meaning of words.
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US road grid corrections because of the Earth’s curvature

US road grid corrections because of the Earth’s curvature | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered why, when you’re driving along on a straight road in the Western US, there’s a weird curve or short zigzag turn thrown into the mix?
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Is Global Sea Level Rising?

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Although some scientists claim that satellite and tide-gauge data confirm a rapidly rising sea level, others are skeptical.
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Valid concerns.
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Trump Holds Geothermal Card Up His Sleeve When Pitching "Energy Dominance"

Trump Holds Geothermal Card Up His Sleeve When Pitching "Energy Dominance" | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Geothermal is a laggard in comparison, but maybe not for long. It looks like the Trump administration is gearing up for a new round of R&D that could propel the US geothermal industry out of the doldrums.

Shhhh! Don’t tell the President!
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Best of 2017: Fleshy Fossils

Best of 2017: Fleshy Fossils | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
The story that fossils are too old to still have short-lived chemicals crumbles under the weight of so many fine discoveries. We predict 2018 will add more discoveries to the long list of biochemicals that can’t be millions of years old.
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The unexpectedly well-preserved elephant in the old-age living room.
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Pacem in terris

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"Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?"

 

Job 12:8-10

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2017: The Year in Volcanic Activity

2017: The Year in Volcanic Activity | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Collected below are scenes from the wide variety of volcanic activity on Earth over the past year.
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The Bluest of Ice

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Acquired on November 29 by Operation IceBridge during a flight to Victoria Land, this image shows an iceberg floating in Antarctica's McMurdo Sound.
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Defining the Flood/post-Flood boundary in sedimentary rocks

Defining the Flood/post-Flood boundary in sedimentary rocks | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
The Coconino Sandstone is suppose to be a wind-blown desert deposit, but what desert deposit today possesses such a flat lower contact over such a large area, and if covered by more sediments, would form a flat upper contact? It is unlikely the Coconino Sandstone is aeolian.
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Sierra Nevada rose an inch due to water loss from California drought

Sierra Nevada rose an inch due to water loss from California drought | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
It was that bad.
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Fossil Trees in Antarctica Preserve Ancient Proteins

Fossil Trees in Antarctica Preserve Ancient Proteins | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
How could proteins and original amino acids survive for millions of years? The secular science community has no viable answers to explain remarkable finds like these.
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Colorado River Gives Up on Lawsuit

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The lawsuit to declare the Colorado River a “person” entitled to human-type rights has been dropped. It isn’t that the environmental radicals who brought the case realized that geological phenomena should never be considered rights-bearing entities.

Instead, for once, the defendants threatened the radicals with real pain for pursuing the case.
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