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Refusing to C-14 Test Dinosaur Soft Tissue

An oldie but a goodie.

Jack Horner is one of the best-known paleontologists in the United States. He is the curator at Montana State University’s Museum of the Rockies and along with Mary Schweitzer is credited with discovering “soft tissue” in a T-Rex bone back in 2005. On October 13, 2006, Denver radio talk show host Bob Enyart called paleontologist Jack Horner about testing the soft tissue fossil for carbon 14. Enyart had people willing to write a grant to Horner in the amount of $20,000 just for permission to have the fossil tested for Carbon 14.

I will go ahead and spoil the end for you. Horner and Schweitzer end up refusing the $20,000 to C-14 date the unfossilized dinosaur bone, and in a moment of honesty Horner says:

“Your group is obviously a group of creationists and the spin they can get off of it is not gonna help US.”

Listen for yourself to this very revealing phone call.

 

This really does go to the heart of the matter on several issues. You will see that Jack Horner allows his presupposed beliefs about the age of the fossil to get in the way of his ability to do good science. It also gives us a peek behind the curtain of science showing us it may not be as “unbiased” as we are lead to believe!

Thanks for reading and thanks for praying.

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