Clark’s photos of the fossil will be released on the June 2017 issue of National Geographic.
Alfred Bayle/ Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70 titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media.
Normal carbon-14 dating methods do not work for dinosaurs.
What they have been telling us simply does not fit the facts.The truth is that this latest find is even more evidence that dinosaurs are far, far younger than we have traditionally been taught.What makes this nodosaur so special is that it was buried with a ticking clock inside.Of course, I don’t mean it swallowed a pocket watch.Our investigation has shown that the pretreatment of bone with diluted acetic acid following a proscribed technique allows the separation of the bioapatite fraction from diagenetic carbonates. The lab might not have been able to completely isolate the fossil’s original bioapatite, so the result may have contamination in it.
Please note that “diagenetic carbonates” refer to contaminants that occur during the fossilization process. Since the lab specifically reported a date for the fossil’s bioapatite, I have to assume that the investigators who actually did the preparation and dating think they were dating the fossil’s original bioapatite, not a mixture of bone and contaminants. However, I think it adds to the case that the bone is not millions of years old.But of course if these dinosaurs are really “160 million years old”, that should be absolutely impossible.Needless to say, this shocking discovery is once again going to have paleontologists scrambling to find a way to prop up the popular myths that they have been promoting.Clark has been shooting stories for National Geographic for a long time but he describes this fossil to be “kind of another level.” Gizmodo reports that Caleb Brown, one of the paleontologists who has been studying the fossil since 2011 said, “This is one of the best preserved dinosaurs in the world.” Brown and his team are currently doing CT scans to help analyze the preserved innards of the nodosaur.Brown also explained that the nodosaur was so beautifully, preserved thanks to being submerged in an ocean and then covered with layers of sediment.But instead, we are now starting to find dinosaur soft tissue all over the place.