Mitochondrial Eve was 6,000 years old?
- Ann Gibbons:
DNA studies of the remains of the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II
illustrate troubling questions in forensics and the dating of evolutionary
events. The Tsar inherited two different sequences of mitochondrial DNA
(mtDNA) from their mother, a condition known as heteroplasmy that was
previously considered rare but which new studies show may occur in at least
10% and probably 20% of all humans. This may mean that mtDNA mutates
perhaps as much as 20-fold faster than expected, according to two
controversial studies. Since evolutionists had assumed that mtDNA mutations
occur at a steady rate, these studies cast doubt over the dating of such
events as the peopling of Europe. The new results are already prompting
changes in DNA forensics procedures.
Ann Gibbons: http://www.dnai.org/teacherguide/pdf/reference_romanovs.pdf
Regardless of the cause, evolutionists are most concerned about the
of a faster mutation rate. For example, researchers have calculated that
"mitochondrial Eve"--the woman whose mtDNA was ancestral to that in all
living people--lived 100,000 to 200,000 years ago in Africa. Using the
new clock, she would be a mere 6000 years old.
Charles P: Here is the dilemma for the *anti-creationists*:
1 If Ann Gibbons is a creationist, then creationists are scientists of the
same status as other scientists. Creationists have their research
published in scientific journals. The oldest human ancestors are 6,000
years old and supports human genealogy as calculated by Biblical scholars.
2 If Ann Gibbons is not a creationist, then the age of 6,000 must be
*wrong* and a new strategy must be invented to get the *right* answer.
*Anti-creationists* must change their data to fit the old Theory of
http://creationresearch.org/vacrc/iDino_research.html The Society has
launched a research initiative to study soft tissue found in dinosaur
fossils, which are claimed to be millions of years old. In 2005, work was
published showing evidence that non-fossilized tissue (e.g., red blood
cells, bone cells, etc.) was found within the fossilized remains of a
Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur. Since these fossils have been traditionally
dated at ages greater than 65 million years, such findings directly
challenge the entire evolutionary “millions of year” timeframe.
Dr. Kevin Anderson:
16:33 Dr. Mary Schweitzer found DNA in a hadrosaur bone.
Dinosaur Soft Tissue is Original Biological Material:
http://kgov.com/dinosaur-soft-tissue NOVEMBER 2012 UPDATE: Historic DNA
Discovery! Dr. Schweitzer's new paper, peer-reviewed and approved for
publication but not yet published, documents the presence of four proteins
in dinosaur fossils and the presence of dinosaur DNA.
Charles P: Why is this important? The presence of four proteins in
dinosaur fossils and the presence of dinosaur DNA suggests that these
dinosaurs died thousands of years ago, not millions of years ago.
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