Wooly Mammoth found with blood still flowing is twice as old as Earth, says Bible
The preserved carcass of a 10,000 to 15,000-year-old Wooly Mammoth was discovered by Russian scientists on a remote island in the Arctic Ocean, off the coast of Russia.
It’s not the first Wooly carcass to be discovered—a baby was discovered fully intact in 2007. But the really incredible thing about this latest discovery is that it was trapped in ice in environmental conditions that preserved it perfectly, the the point that blood still flowed out of it.
Though it was preserved at just 14 to 19 degrees Fahrenheit, blood flowed out in liquid form when the scientists broke into its stomach. “The blood is very dark, it was found in ice cavities below the belly and when we broke these cavities with a poll pick, the blood came running out,” said Semyon Grigoriev, head scientist on the expedition.
That the blood was still in liquid form despite the low temperature indicates Mammoth blood had some kind of “cryoprotective properties”—anti-freeze, basically.
But the really crazy thing about this Wooly Mammoth is that it’s twice the age of Earth- at least according to Biblical fundamentalists who will never let go of the idea that the Earth is 6,000 years old.
“Is there anything wrong with figuring out the age of the earth this way [at 6,000 years old]?” asks Mission to America. “No. There is nothing to indicate the genealogies are incomplete. There is nothing to indicate God left anything out. There is nothing in the Bible that indicates in any way that the world is much older than 6,000 years old.”
The site then goes on to “debunk” fossils as hocus-pocus. There’s an entire creationism museum dedicated to showing why the earth can not be any more than 6,000 years old, and why scientists estimates of dinosaur fossils are all wrong.
Except here we have an actual in-the-flesh Wooly Mammoth with blood still flowing, that we can DNA test and prove conclusively is 10,000 to 15,000-years-old. The flesh of this this thing is still red and fresh. “The fragments of muscle tissues, which we’ve found out of the body, have a natural red color of fresh meat,” say scientists.
Love to see how the Bible is going to “debunk” this thing. Should be a real chore.