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Was Mary Schwietzer the first person to suspect the odor of dinosaur fossils might imply that they contain organic material

Discovery magazine interviewed Mary Schwietzer, the woman who discovered soft tissue in dinosaurs. She mentions that when she was working on a T rex skeleton she smelt something like a cadaver. When ...
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Has the rabbitfish remained unchanged for 180 million years?

The 2009 Creation Magazine had an article using the Striped rabbitfish (Hydrolagus matallanasi) as an example of a species that has supposedly existed for millions of years, as evidence that the Earth ...
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Have coelacanth fossils younger than 65 million years been found?

In a Creation Ministries International article, they make the following claim about coelacanths: Paleontologists believed that coelacanths went extinct about 65 million years ago. However, in 1938, ...
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Are there any geological periods found on top of each other that have dinosaurs of that period with in them? [closed]

In diagrams, It is common to depict geological periods to be directly on top of each other with fossils of that period within them. When looking for evidence of this, I have only found examples of ...
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Do marine invertebrates outnumber plants in the fossil record 19:1?

I found this claim in this Creationist YouTube video. 95% of all fossils are marine invertebrates. Of the remaining 5%, 95% are algae and plant fossils. 95% of the remaining 0.25% are other ...
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Do living lizards exist inside stones?

I have seen footage and articles that show living lizards walking out of a stone, when the stone is cracked open. Is this a reliable fact? Is it possible that a lizard (or in some cases, a beetle) ...
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Did dinosaurs exist?

I find it hard to believe that dinosaurs ever existed. They were never mentioned and totally skipped in the holy books (Old Testament, New Testament, Qur'an) although these books do contain stories as ...
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Have any transitional fossils (missing links) been found?

When animals evolve, they go into transitional states, when they were still in the process of evolving and haven't reached its complete change. There are bound to be organisms in the transitional ...
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Does "The Fossil Record" evidence sufficiently support evolution?

According to Darwin, the absence of intermediate fossil forms “is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against my theory.” What new fossil finds, if any, have occurred since ...
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