First, the term “soft tissue” is usually misunderstood by non-scientists. Secondly, new discoveries which push back the oldest remnants of things has happened many times. So instead of just saying “This means that the dinosaurs lived just a few thousand years ago”, it SHOULD be understood as, “Under the right conditions, some components can be well preserved long term.” Thirdly, the biggest problem is for Young Earth Creationists! If those dinosaurs lived just a few thousand years ago, we should find DNA fragments in them, just as we do with mammoths and other megafauna finds. But we don’t find them in any dinosaur fossil. Why is that? Answer: Because they are much older.
Of course, they should also explain why we never find angiosperm pollens among the dinosaur finds—but we do with recent animals. They ignore SO MUCH EVIDENCE and simply pick and choose. It is very dishonest.
2Peter 3 is one of my favorite passages for a regional flood. The author contrasts the world that will be destroyed by fire, the GE world, with the world destroyed by water, the KOSMOS world. The later Greek word refers to “the world of people”. Only the inhabited world (the area where Adamic people lived) was destroyed.
Besides, if the flood covered THE ENTIRE PLANET, it would mean that God broke his promise in the Creation Psalm----where it says that NEVER AGAIN would the world be covered in water like it was in Genesis 1.
My main question for fans of the Genesis film is WHY would we look to a business major (Del Tackett) for the best of Bible scholarship and science scholarship. Doesn’t that seem a bit odd?
I heard Del Tackett gushing over his project on James Dobson’s radio program yesterday. The mockery of scientists and of the Christians who don’t accept their claims was nauseating. The program before that was American Family Radio mocking climate scientists and the main host was laughing at those “silly scientists” who just can’t add two and two and get four. It made me sick. As usual, it was all “Good Christians believe the following things…”