It has been estimated that over the millennia, all the people that have ever lived have numbered 108 billion persons. This assumes human beings began 50,000 years ago starting at 2 people. That’s a lot of people. That is a lot of bones. I don’t have estimates for the number of dogs and cats, horses or buffalo, elephants or alligator, deer or turtles, T. rex or other critters that have lived and died and left their bones behind.
If the earth were really old, and evolution was true we would expect this number to grow for all animals that have bones. For instance, from 400 million years ago up until the supposed moment of the extinction of the dinosaurs a total of 335 million years would have passed. Trillions of animal skeletons from such creatures would have been required to account for the existence of such beasts around the world on every continent over that amount of time. Where are all the bones of all the beasts that have ever lived?
When buried six feet down, without a coffin, in ordinary soil, an embalmed adult normally takes eight to twelve years to decompose to a skeleton. However if placed in a coffin the body can take many years longer, depending on the type of wood used. For example, a solid oak coffin will hugely slow down the process. Depending on the level of exposure this process of decomposition can take any number of years. It is important to note that the decay rate out of the ocean is typically much faster due to the presence of microbes which cause decay and predatory animals that are more accustomed to feeding on bone.
Fossils are the mineralized remains of the bones or imprints of once living things. Only about 0.3% of fossils that are found are those from land animals having bones. This is not very many in light of the supposed secular age of the planet. Is it possible that bone could last 10 thousand years as a bone? How about a million years? Do you suppose that bone could last 70 million years without decaying to dust? How about if the bone is frozen?
The idea that anything truly organic could last millions of years in any state of preservation is not science. Organics break down if there is nothing living to keep them repaired and maintained; even bone. Even the idea that mineralized bone, that is, fossils could endure the nearly endless existence preserved underground and maintain their shape and identity is insane. So how do we explain 65 million-year-old red blood cells, elastic vessels, cellular structure in horn and bone? How does science deal with the impossible? Faith!
An older find in northern Alaska proved to be the actual bone of dinosaurs that were supposed to have died out 65-70 million years ago. [i] The fact is that 1000s of actual bone were found in the bone bed and treated as fossils, though the article accounting for this discovery made note of the bone as pre mineralized material, without using the word “bone”. The bones were found in 1961 but because of their apparent freshness were considered the bones of bison. Not until recently did anyone become aware that bones were of long dead dinosaurs. According to the assumptions of evolutionary scientists the region was tropical at the time of the dinosaur’s life and death. How then could bone last that long? It was not frozen for millions of years, lay in a mass grave and yet no apparent decay in much of the finds.
No one in science does science anymore. There is no critical thought since the paradigms that couldn’t be proved have been accepted and any questions about their validity can lead to job loss and career destruction and no one wants that. This is who we have become; educated beyond reasoning but ignorant of reality.
The particular citation for this discovery never highlighted the survival of bone for tens of millions of years. Quietly the authors describe what they found, name a new beast and close the article. No surprise or amazement or certainly no questioning the thought that these beasts who died did not die so very long ago.
[i] A new Arctic hadrosaurid from the Prince Creek Formation (lower Maastrichtian) of northern Alaska. HIROTSUGU MORI, PATRICK S. DRUCKENMILLER, and GREGORY M. ERICKSON Acta Palaeontologica Polonica XX (X): xxx–xxx.