Conformable Contacts
6.1K views | +0 today
Follow
 
Scooped by YEC Geo
onto Conformable Contacts
Scoop.it!

Critique of "A young-Earth creationist magmatic model for the origin of evaporites"

Critique of "A young-Earth creationist magmatic model for the origin of evaporites" | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it

A Christian evolutionist geologist's critical response to Sjef Heerema's salt formation hypothesis.

more...
No comment yet.
Conformable Contacts
Notes from the intersection of faith, reason and geology
Curated by YEC Geo
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

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)

YEC Geo's insight:

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/


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

The secret on the ocean floor

The secret on the ocean floor | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
In an air-conditioned cabin in a teeming port in Papua New Guinea, Leslie Kewa reaches for a joystick that will control a machine the size of a house. Nearly half a century after the CIA men pretended to mine the ocean floor, he’s about to do it for real.
YEC Geo's insight:
The fascinating story of the Glomar Explorer, a sub recovery that failed, and the unlikely mineral extraction programs that rose from a multi-million dollar deception.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

Bell Island Mine Museum

Bell Island Mine Museum | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
The reviews for the No. 2 Mine Museum on Bell Island in Newfoundland are uniformly glowing. How can a simple hole in the earth be so enthralling to everyone who visits?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

SUNSPOT EXPLODES, HURLS GIANT SOLAR FLARE AT EARTH

SUNSPOT EXPLODES, HURLS GIANT SOLAR FLARE AT EARTH | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
We first reported on this possibility a few days ago. On Feb. 12th, the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2699 exploded--for more than 6 hours. The slow-motion blast produced a C1-class solar flare and hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) almost directly toward Earth. This movie from the Solar and Heliospheric Observtory (SOHO) shows the CME leaving the sun: The…
YEC Geo's insight:
Very cool video.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

The Rocks That Give Birth

The Rocks That Give Birth | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
In the Freita mountain range in northern Portugal, close to a village called Castanheira, is a huge block of granite that periodically ejects small pebble-sized stones. This rare geological phenomenon is locally known as Pedras Parideiras, which translates into English as “the rock that gives birth.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

The Next Big Volcano Could Briefly Cool Earth. NASA Wants to Be Ready.

The Next Big Volcano Could Briefly Cool Earth. NASA Wants to Be Ready. | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Powerful volcanic eruptions like Pinatubo’s in 1991 are one of the biggest natural influences on climate. So NASA researchers and other scientists are planning a rapid-response program to study the next big one.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

The Odd Positive Impact Of Mount Mayon's Volcanic Eruption In The Philippines

The Odd Positive Impact Of Mount Mayon's Volcanic Eruption In The Philippines | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
You might expect Filipinos to be freaking out as the Mount Mayon volcano spews fountains of lava east of Manila.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

The Scientist Who Shouldn’t Exist

The Scientist Who Shouldn’t Exist | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Matti Leisola isn’t supposed to exist. According to the standard patter from evolutionists, there is no controversy about evolution in the scientific community, nor any need for serious consideration of the theory of intelligent design. That’s because no legitimate scientist doubts modern evolutionary theory; and even if there may be a handful of such doubters in the U.S., there certainly are none to speak of in enlightened Western Europe.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

Found: A Fossilized Fish in a Monastery Flagstone

Found: A Fossilized Fish in a Monastery Flagstone | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Candelarhynchus padillai was a slim, long-jawed, deepwater fish that looked a little like a modern barracuda, or at least it did, when it plied the oceans 90 million years ago. Scientists didn’t have any idea that it even existed until recently, when a 10-year-old boy was taking a tour of the 17th-century monastery of La Candelaria in Colombia. He noticed something strange: One of the flagstones of the entry pathway, which had been laid 15 years before, held fish shape.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

For Paleoanthropology, Dawn of Another Annus Horribilis

For Paleoanthropology, Dawn of Another Annus Horribilis | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
It looks like paleoanthropologists will not get much relief from the 2017 annus horribilis (Bechly 2017) in the new year. Two big stories have already hit the news in January.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

Rainbow Colored Mountains

Rainbow Colored Mountains | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Soil is typically brown, but when mixed with the right minerals in right quantities, it can yield a fascinating range of colors. You can see such coloring in the walls of the Great Canyon in Arizona and the desert in Utah, but in some places the colors are such extreme and varied that it’s almost surreal.
YEC Geo's insight:
Seven locations where sedmentary layers go wild with color.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

What do the Ice Core Bubbles Really Tell Us?

What do the Ice Core Bubbles Really Tell Us? | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
At a recent public presentation titled “Whither the Weather” the most frequently asked question popped up once gain. “How do they know the temperatures from thousands of years ago, as in the Antarctic ice record.” I gave the standard answer about layers of ice, extraction of air from trapped bubbles and then comparison of the Oxygen 16/18 isotope ratio, which varies with atmospheric temperature. As always, people are dazzled by that, and even though they don’t understand, it sounds plausible. The trouble is that every time I give the answer, it triggers my long-term concerns about the nature of glaciers, glacial ice, entrapment of the bubble, and recovery methods of the air in the bubble.
YEC Geo's insight:
Share your insight
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

The Hemlock Stone

The Hemlock Stone | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Discover The Hemlock Stone in Stapleford, England: Left by the Devil, an ancient quarry or just plain old erosion, this enigmatic rock pillar rises 28 feet from the hillside.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

The Yellowstone petrified forests

The Yellowstone petrified forests | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
In some places in Yellowstone Park, erosion of a hillside reveals layers of upright petrified trees. At Specimen Ridge, there are said to be 27 layers, while Specimen Creek contains about 50. This means that the Specimen Creek formation is especially huge—its total vertical height is 1,000 meters (3,400 feet). This raises the question: how did the petrified tree layers form?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

A mineral blueprint for finding Burgess Shale-type fossils

A mineral blueprint for finding Burgess Shale-type fossils | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it

Scientists have identified a mineral signature for sites that are more likely to contain rare fossils that preserve evidence of soft tissue — essential information to understanding ancient life.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

Ancient flood myths may have a basis in geological history

Ancient flood myths may have a basis in geological history | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Though it took nearly a century for geologists to recognize the deep scores in the earth, displaced boulders, and deep ripple marks on the prairies as signs of what is today called the Missoula Flood, apparently many tribes local to the Pacific Northwest had very similar stories about floods.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

Why did gas hydrates melt at the end of the last ice age?

Why did gas hydrates melt at the end of the last ice age? | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
A team of researchers from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel together with colleagues from Bergen, Oslo and Tromsø (Norway), have now discovered that large-scale sedimentation caused by melting of glaciers in a region off Norway has played a greater role in gas hydrate dissociation than warming ocean waters.
YEC Geo's insight:
There are all kinds of pockmarks in the Gulf of Mexico--possibly related to post-Ice Age runoff as well?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

Found: A Natural Egg-Incubator in the Deep Ocean

Found: A Natural Egg-Incubator in the Deep Ocean | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Who knew hydrothermal vents make such great nurseries?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

The Cenozoic, Flood processes, and post-Flood catastrophism—problems and parameters

The Cenozoic, Flood processes, and post-Flood catastrophism—problems and parameters | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Some may ask: “Is there a discernible boundary?” Did the Flood end before Day 371 in some places but continue on for some time, possibly many years, in other places? Or was the Flood complete on Day 371 everywhere on Earth? Either way, there has to be a boundary at numerous locations,3 whether it is synchronous or not. Nonetheless, unique features of the continental margins suggest the latter.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

SUE the T. Rex Is Moving

SUE the T. Rex Is Moving | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
SUE the T. Rex doesn’t move much. The self-described “cursed/enchanted dinosaur corpse” spent about 67 million years buried in a streambed in South Dakota before paleontologists eventually got to them. In the 18 years since they arrived at Chicago’s Field Museum, they’ve stood stock-still most days, posing for their many fans—although they are quite active on Twitter, where they maintain an extremely funny and popular feed.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

Dinosaur and Mammal Tracks Found Together

Dinosaur and Mammal Tracks Found Together | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
In what is being called the mother lode of Cretaceous tracks, mammals, dinosaurs and pterosaurs left their prints in a table-sized rock.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

Eroded Layers in Shalbatana Valles

Eroded Layers in Shalbatana Valles | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Layers, probably sedimentary in origin, have undergone extensive erosion in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) of Shalbatana Valles, a prominent channel that cuts through Xanthe Terra.
YEC Geo's insight:
Always love to look at layers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

The Dinner Party That Served Up 50,000-Year-Old Bison Stew

The Dinner Party That Served Up 50,000-Year-Old Bison Stew | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
When life gives you frozen bison, make dinner.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

Kuza Cave

Kuza Cave | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Kuza Cave is a geological formation with an long, fascinating history. The Jambiani area, where the cave is located, was and still is characterized by countless underground rivers that snake beneath a relatively flat landscape.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

Evidence of Fountains of the Great Deep?

Evidence of Fountains of the Great Deep? | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Two recent articles in Nature Geoscience may provide important validations of the global Flood. Did researchers find evidence of the “fountains of the great deep” that started the deluge?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by YEC Geo
Scoop.it!

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.
YEC Geo's insight:
Wow--an underground water gap.
more...
No comment yet.