It's the point I have been unsuccessfully pushing, UCs whole half-life argument rests on the amount of 'DNA' remaining in B. Rex and unless I am mistaken seems to be a misrepresentation (understandable as the common media did it as well) of what Schweitzer's paper said.
I guess another point would be if (nasty athesist) scientists HAD found actual DNA , would we know more about it , for instance the sequence of the (admittedly small) sample.
But as far as I can see nothing - so as I say the HL argument for 10k old earth fails at the first hurdle.
Sorry I you can't get answers the instant you demand it. And thanks for not going completely stark-raving mad as some others have. I understand this is very controversial. Obviously I am encouraged by this and you are going to be highly skeptical. If one was a devout evolutionist you might ask, how is it that we could have soft tissue and even some dna from a dinosaur? Afterall they should have been all gone 65 million years ago. But on the other hand, a young earth creationist would be accepting and inviting of such discoveries as we believe the earth is only 10,000 years old. So anyway, let's respect each other's world-views and keep cool heads. It seems you are OK with the half-life of 521 years for dna. Afterall it's published, scientific peer-reviewed and all that. OK good. And I think you are OK with a reasonable estimate of the original amount of dino dna (when it was alive) at 2 billion base pairs.(Feel free to provide your own if you think it matters.) Now what you are challenging is that Schweitzer found dna at all or the amount she found? A couple of problems. We don't have the full article because we would have to pay for it. But we do have the abstract and the summery and we do have several reviews and popular articles about it. Agreed so far. OK. Then let's say we come to the point where we agree she has x base pairs. There is a standard half-life calculator found on the web at Calculator.net that we can both use to verify results. Agreed? We then would have everthing we need. 1. The initial amount, 2. The half-life time, and 3. The remaing amount. We solve the formula for the time elapsed. Agreed?