Robert Krulwich On Evolution: Smote Them With Your Story

Once upon of time, there was a woman named; Mary Schweitzer.  Now Mary  was a very smart gal, she obtained her PhD, Biology at Montana State University, in 1995.

Mary was very interested in examining well preserved fossils and soft tissue. Her dedication to evolution was never questioned but rather admired! She has a strong desire to find out the reproductive strategies in dinosaurs and their bird descendants. But what she did finally discover was beyond her wildest dreams, it was totally beyond her belief in the evolutionary structure.

One day Mary was extracting a fossil of T-Rex that was found in Montana. While working on T-Rex so it could be transported for further study, she noticed a strange smell coming from the dinosaur! It smelled like a dead carcass.  She shook her head in disbelief, because this fossil of T-Rex is suppose to be 68 million years old. So rock is not suppose to smell like dead tissue!

Mary continued with her work, packing the fossil of T-Rex up. The leg bone was considered too big for the helicopter, so it had to be reduced in size by breaking apart the leg. All of a sudden, part of the leg drops to the ground.  Mary’s heart beat went up a few notches. The feeling of fear for any damage to the bone crossed her mind. As Mary looked down, she saw the most astounding thing ever witness in her career…An observation thought to be impossible!

After reviewing the new discovery, Mary said; “The microstructures that look like cells are preserved in every way, preservation of this extent, where you still have this flexibility and transparency, has never been seen in a dinosaur before.”

Mary was really very excited over the discovery. “I could be famous with this unique dinosaur as well as finding an alternative explanation for the soft tissue” she said to herself. Many had trouble with this reality including Mary, how could a 68 million year old animal still contain soft tissue? Could the textbooks be wrong about fossilization? she asked.

To be continued!

The story ties in with a Mr Robert Kurlwich who is a Journalist who gave a speech at Cal Tech’s graduation last summer. His choice of weapon when it comes to his war with creationism, tell stories…

“So Mary and her two assistants collected the dead ostrich, which was in the farmer’s backhoe bucket, and drove it back to Raleigh, and what do you know?  The former ostrich had been a pregnant former ostrich, and the bones looked pretty similar.  The next year, Mary published a paper in Science with the dinosaur bone right next to an emu bone, which looks even more like Bob’s.

And since then, another T. rex, this one in Argentina, was found to have the same calcium structure—more evidence that when you look deep inside dinosaurs and deep inside birds, what you see is very, very similar.  Which gives us yet another reason to think that the robin in your front yard is an itty, bitty dinosaur.”

Mr Kurlwich explaination on how this story might effect a person’s beliefs is rather quite amusing…

If your nonscience friend listens to that story, and leans in a little, and hears how scientists work with bones and dead birds in buckets, patiently looking for patterns, you have just placed a sword in her hand.  The next time somebody tells her that scientists are know-it-alls who toss off opinions, that science is an elitist plot, she would think, “welllll, but I did hear this story . . .” and the scientific method gets a little more defense, a little protection.

But better than that, the next time your friend sees a robin, she’ll see, I hope, more than a robin.  She’ll glance at a little bird pecking for worms on the lawn, and she’ll travel 70 million years back to a time and a place that creationists say did not exist…”

I think his story is geared for younger kids who he might think are more easy to sway than children who are older. Maybe Mr Krulwich is thinking of someone who never had a science class before…lol…But obviously, he under estimates people’s intelligence especially in the information age. He then packs his story with half truths, assumptions, and more bias by connecting similar dots in DNA picked by evolutionists while not picking other similar DNA.

Contrary to what Kurlwich thinks, true christians who are creationists, mavel with delight not only in the Creator Himself but the wonderful works He has done with His creation!

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