- Apr 23, 2016
They tried finding useful DNA in a very well preserved thawing Mammoth, but the DNA was too damaged. Theoretically they could just engineer one out of an elephant.
At least it doesn't matter for our salvation what we believe regarding the age of the earth. I have often had a feeling that the age scientists put on things is too old, not that the earth isn't millions/billions of years old (I don't know, it would be interesting to find out, but I'm not in a hurry), but mainly on human life and some other things such as people existing 10k,20k, to even 1-2M years ago.They can certainly make mistakes, it is certainly possible for them to be deceitful, but I'm sure they have some pretty good resoning and methods to support their findings. The most truth will be found in research as it requires truth to discover truth. Flawed methods will not find truth.
I think human life on earth is extremely recent, but there's no reason why the whole universe had to be created in 6 earth days because that, even if it might be possible for God, isn't natural to our universe, and is unnecessary. We know how slowly things happen in space like the time it would take a planet to form, just considering the time it takes distant asteroids to orbit the sun. More glory to God for patiently investing billions of years to let every beautiful detail of existence lead to the next even if it's purpose were to eventually hold mankind for a relative blip in its time line. All things are for God's glory anyway, and that's how it should be.
So true about our salvation not depending on what we believe about the age of the earth. Well said.
Here’s a video you might you might enjoy, a bit long, but I found the content interesting.
Curious, I just google “Mary Schweitzer fired” and came up with a couple.I don't know where you got your information from, but I have researched Mary Higby Schweitzer's life and can find nothing concerning her firing for bringing this new information to light. She has three children, was recently divorced, there are reams of documents about her research, but being fired? nothing.
Edit; they all seem to be talking about another scientist that got fired for the same thing. I’ll see if I can find where a heard it.
Edit2; you might be right, I searched and could not find a confirmation on her firing either. Heard it from a couple of seminars on you tube, but couldnt find an article confirming it. Did find an article that said she was let go at the end of her research grant but thats not the same thing. I will continue to look now I’m curious too.