Carbon-14 Found in Dinosaur Fossils

Like Jurassic Park and Jurassic World?  Well, they’re great movies, but only artistically.  Scientifically (and thus biblically), they’re dead wrong (pun intended).

Once a fossil or similarly buried object passes about 100,000 years, almost all its radioactive carbon is gone.   Some secular scientists will argue that the fossils are contaminated from other sources, such as coal and diamonds, but the scientific procedures assure it against intrusion of foreign matter.

We could conclude dinosaurs could have been among us, but that’s for another post.

Source: Carbon-14 Found in Dinosaur Fossils

Organic Residue Is 247 Million Years Old?

In Poland, researchers discovered breakdown products of proteins (that is, amino acids) located in blood vessels supposedly trapped millions of years ago in fossils.  These led to an assumption of an evolutionary link with buildup and decay of modern proteins, in this case collagen.

At least these scientists knew about the iron coating on the inner surface of the vessels, as a result of the sediments deposited, especially aided by the Noachian flood.  The iron coat supposedly helps amino acids (and thus proteins) cross-link with one another.  Concerning this decidedly sedimentary deposit, the Polish scientists reasoned this would preserve the protein.  Ha!  Never happened.  Protein decay into its constituent amino acids is fairly quick, and they don’t even last even one million years old.

Therefore we conclude that while the iron coating is a genuine, observational scientific discovery, the excuse of cross-linking in this reptile (that never happened) is just an evolutionary scheme.

For details, click the link below, courtesy ICR (Institute for Creation Research.)

Source: Organic Residue Is 247 Million Years Old?

Pigeon Milk?!?

Believe it or not, while pigeons (and doves) may be birds, the adults who are raising young have a specially designed form of nourishing them that is parallel to (but nothing like!) “true” milks that mammals produce.

The digestive system consists, briefly, of the mouth (inside their bill, of course!), the esophagus, the crop (the center of today’s discussion), the proventriculus (the first of a two-part “stomach” region where some digestion takes place), the gizzard (the second stomach portion, where birds “chew”, because food is swallowed whole as the bills lack teeth), the intestines (supplied by the liver and pancreas), and all the way down to the cloaca, the common exit for wastes and reproductive products (sperm/egg).  Interestingly enough, the forces of digestion can push the contents of the gizzard back to the proventriculus.

Now that we have mapped out the digestive system, let’s focus on the crop, where this mysterious milk is derived.  This substance, having a curdled, rice-like appearance, is derived from the enlarged crop of a lactating pigeon (or similar bird, such as a dove, flamingo or male Emperor Penguin).

Pigeon Milk
(A) Non-lactating crop (B) Lactating form with its two enlarged lobes (C) Discharged pigeon “milk” Source:

This secretion is rich in protein and also contains fat and more modest amounts of carbohydrates and minerals, among other nutrients.

Aren’t you glad you’re not a pigeon or similar bird?  The milk sure looks quite gross to me.  But hey, it’s all perspective.


Choosing an HDMI Cable (Using Simple Electrical Laws)

HDMI Cable

I obtained an HDMI cable form Amazon to connect my DVD player to the TV, and recognized that the shorter the cable, the better it will conduct electricity.

In fact, this applies to any electrical wire.  Consider a simple electrical law, Ohm’s law, or the current delivered times the resistance to current equals the voltage.  Voltage is the electrical potential energy difference between either end, so in this case, given voltage is constant, the more it resists electricity the less current it will bring.

Resistance is based on three factors:  the area of the wire, its length, and a intrinsic property of the conductor used, known as the resistivity.  The resistance increases with resistivity and length, but decreases (i.e., conducts better) with area.  Assuming the resistivity and area are constant (at least when choosing among cables of a particular brand, etc.) one should observe the length of the cable should be as short as possible to optimize quality for any electrical need.  (That is, if you have a choice.)

As long as it will stretch the distance you need, in short, grab the shortest cable possible!