Archaeologists working in Norway were recently stunned when they discovered what appears to be remains of a fossilized brain – a find that could prove to be a significant challenge to the evolutionary timescale. A team of scientists affiliated with the University of Oslo has been digging for the past two months in a fjord-side area near Oslo. The researchers believe the location was once the site of a Stone Age civilization, where – according to secular models – humans supposedly lived 8,000 years ago.
Gaute Reitan, the leader of the excavations said that what completely surprised the scientists was when the archaeologists noticed softer gray material inside a skull remnant. This find may directly contradict the evolutionary timeframe. The scientists believe they have found brain matter, somehow preserved after all these years. Their dating methods indicate that the specimens from the dig site are nearly 8,000 years old. In a similar situation, a team of Canadian researchers were surprised to find well-preserved dinosaur remains on a fossil that was purportedly 60 million years old.
But, can brain matter survive for eight millennia without disintegrating entirely? Brian Thomas, of The Institute for Creation Research (ICR), says that is highly unlikely. “The idea of a recent creation supplies a timeframe for ancient soft tissues to fit within their expected shelf-lives,” Thomas wrote in a recent ICR article.
Thomas says this Norwegian find is similar to a 2010 discovery, when potential brain remnants were found on an African ape fossil that was allegedly 1.9 million years old. These discoveries, Thomas argues, do not comport with the evolutionary timeframe. “In a biblical framework,” Thomas wrote, “the remains from both the African and Norwegian fossil sites were buried after the Flood, and would thus be fewer than 4,500 years old. Since brains disintegrate with time like all soft tissue, older age assignments for fossil brains seem less credible.”
In a 2009 article, Thomas predicted that scientists would likely unearth brain matter and soft tissues in fossil remains. “Given the catastrophic formation indicated by most of earth’s geologic structures and the massive extermination of life represented in the fossil record … the biblical Flood is a valid and relevant interpretive key to earth’s past,” he wrote at the time. “It can be expected that more soft tissue fossils, including brains and perhaps visceral organs, will be found.” But the secular scientific community does not take kindly to challenge of their evolutionary dogmas: a scientist at California State University was recently fired for discovering soft tissue on a Triceratops fossil.
Source: Christian News Network
BIBLE STUDY: Colossians 1:16
Day 15 – PRAISE: God that scientists are validating the Biblical record and showing the fallacy of dogma.
Day 16 – PRAY: That science may ultimately glorify God, proving the reliability of His Word.