July 5, 2021 | David F. Coppedge

More Original Dinosaur Molecules Found

This time, eggshell fossils were analyzed
by experts at the American Chemical Society

Dinosaur soft tissue is so common now, it’s hard to make a splash in the media about it. But a funny thing happened on the way to falsifying the evolutionary timescale: the Darwinists decided to accept cognitive dissonance as a strategy. There’s no way the material could be over 60 million years old, but since the evolutionary timescale is true, it is. Watch how the moyboy strategy is performed in this June 30 press release from the American Chemical Society (ACS), “Digging into the molecules of fossilized dinosaur eggshells.” Always start with the propaganda statement.

Dinosaurs roamed the Earth more than 65 million years ago, and paleontologists and amateur fossil hunters are still unearthing traces of them today. The minerals in fossilized eggs and shell fragments provide snapshots into these creatures’ early lives, as well as their fossilization processes. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Earth and Space Chemistry have analyzed the molecular makeup of fossilized dinosaur eggshells from Mexico, finding nine amino acids and evidence of ancient protein structures.

The big lie opening basically puts a happy mask over the Darwin scream momentarily, assuring the reader that all is well with the millions of years framework. Another part of the strategy is to quickly change the subject. The ACS plotters immediately jump to the topic of how many dinosaurs laid eggs, and what minerals the eggshells contained, as if nobody saw the falsification slip by. Calcium carbonate and other material replaced some of the original biomaterial, they say. But the truth slipped out:

Then, with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), the team found nine amino acids among the five samples, but only lysine was in all of them. In addition, they identified evidence of secondary protein structures, including turns, α-helices, β-sheets and disordered structures, which were preserved for millions of years by being engrained in the minerals. The FT-IR bands corresponding to amino acids and secondary structures could be indicative of ancestral proteins that have not been characterized before, the researchers say.

Say it isn’t so! screams Darwin, gagging on the implications. So they oblige and say it isn’t so; amino acids and protein structures can last for tens of millions of years. They speak the magic word: Aminocamino! and the soft tissue gets old. What’s the problem? I don’t see a problem. Do you see a problem? What’s your problem?

The eggshells came from a Lambeosaur, a type of duckbilled dinosaur thought to be prominent 75 million Darwin Years ago. The eggshells were found in Baja California, Mexico. How could delicate eggshell fragments retain fragile molecules for so long?

Maybe the original paper by six chemists in Mexico, published in ACS Earth Space Chem. 2021, 5, 6, 1552–1563 (June 7, 2021) will be more forthcoming about the problem. Most people don’t read scientific papers after all. Who wants to read past the title of something like “Molecular Analysis of the Mineral Phase and Examination of Possible Intramineral Proteins of Dinosaur Eggshells Collected in El Rosario, Baja California, Mexico”? We do.

In addition, the analysis by FT-IR allowed us to identify bands corresponding to nine amino acids and the components of the secondary structure that might very well be some ancestral proteins that had been conserved for so long, thanks to the mineralized structure.

There’s the excuse. Mineralized structure allows amino acids and proteins to stay intact “for so long” — meaning, 66 million years. Quick! Change the subject:

This type of structural characterization together with the optical one is a very relevant contribution to the field of paleontological research, mainly because these types of samples are unique in their type due to the biological relevance in Mexico that will allow us to understand the species that became extinct millions of years ago.

Millions of years ago. Millions of yearzzz agoooo. Millionzz of yearzzzzzz… You are getting sleepy. You are getting very sleepy.

To be sure, the biomolecules were detected indirectly, through spectroscopy. The research team identified peaks in spectra that “might very well be some ancestral proteins,” they said. But this is faint consolation. The structure of proteins and their amino acid components are just as likely to be destroyed by the ravages of time as the primordial material itself. And some of the 9 amino acids found are complex, delicate molecules, including phenylalanine with a benzene ring, positively-charged histidine with its carboxylic acid group and imidazole side chain, and asparagine, a polar molecule with an α-carboxylic acid group and carboxamide side chain.

illustration by Brett Miller

The fact that they could differentiate nine amino acid residues along with higher-level protein structures like alpha helices and beta sheets indicates that significant original biological material survived since fossilization. How could they last tens of millions of years, when proteins decay quickly at room temperature? “Mineralized structure” is not going to extend decay for long for a dinosaur laying on the ground, being eaten by scavengers and microbes. Bioturbation by earthworms and other digging organisms would also obliterate any delicate material in relatively short order. The fossil material might last a few thousand years if it had been buried quickly in deep sediments, but not could not last millions of years in any circumstances.

Darwin dogma can survive the ravages of time, but not empirical evidence. The truth will come out. Sometimes it needs some help getting past the castle guards.

 

 

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