'More ancient organic matter has been unearthed since Schweitzer’s original discovery.
*Exoskeleton remnants discovered in 417 million year old eurypterid and 310 million year old scorpion (February 2011)
*Dark colored, soft tissue melanocytes found in 120 million year old dinosaurs (May 2010)
*Preserved ink sac from 150 million year old squid (August 2009)
*Original shell preserved from 189-199 million year old lobster (September 2010)
*Organic molecules preserved in 66 million year old hadrosaur (July 2009)
*Preservation of scaly soft tissue in 36 million year old penguin (September 2010)
*Remains of 50 million year old insects found preserved in amber (November 2010)
*Blood and eye tissues, skin and cartilage preserved in two 80 million year old mosasaurs, (March, October 2010) and one 70 million year-old mosasaur(May 2011)
*Bone marrow found in 10 million year old frog (July 2006)
*Muscle tissue found in 18 million year old salamander (November 2009)
*Original feather material found in 150 million year old archaeopteryx (May 2010)'
Of Particular Note was the squid ink.....http://www.archaeolo...from-its-i.html
"It's fossilized so beautifully well that you can actually still write with it. It still looks as if it is modern squid ink."
"We felt that drawing the animal with it would be the ultimate self-portrait."
"I can dissect them as if they are living animals. You can even tell whether it was a fast or slow swimmer, by looking at all the muscle fibres."
In a study published in April 2011, researchers in Sweden subjected soft tissue from a presumed 70 million year old mosasaur to a battery of tests to determine if the material was original to the organism. Not only did they confirm that the tissue was indeed original, but the fibrous tissue absorbed dye just like connective tissue from a modern bone. Additionally, as chemist Dr. Jay Wile pointed out, the results came from a small bone found in sediments that should have been soaked in water for a long time, which makes it extremely hard to believe that the fossil had any special conditions that would help keep soft tissue and proteins from decaying away relatively quickly. The survival of soft tissue under such conditions clearly demonstrates the conflict between known decay rates of organic material and the fossil’s age as determined by radiometric dating.
Since Dr. Schweitzer's accidental discovery...why accidental?.... Well it appears that; "why should we look inside, these are Millions of Years Old" for 100 or so years a priori Mantra, they've been finding it everywhere they turn. Now it goes from "why should we be looking because it's Preposterous" To..... "What mechanism has preserved these tissues for so long?"
But it never occurs to them to question the ASSUMED AGE!!!!!!!!!! Wonder Why?
T-Rex Soft Tissue Images Above
Lets see here:
You come home from work and your wife has a note on the frig...it says "I made the chicken earlier today go ahead and eat without me, I'm shopping".
You sit down and the chicken on your plate is black/grey, stinks from here to Christmas, and has maggots crawling on it. Will you dismiss your wife's claim of "I made it earlier today" and dig in? Or throw the infested pile of puke away and seriously question your wife's "time of meal prep/Dating" acumen?
What's your answer??
This is well past Exponentially Absurd Territory!!