Diseased dino tail bones found, according to reports in ScienceDaily 11 February 2020, Live Science 20 February 2020, and Scientific Reports 10 February 2020, doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-59192-z. 

An international team of researchers led by two scientists at Tel Aviv University have studied two dinosaur tail bones from a hadrosaur, and found evidence of a bone disease that exists even in the present world.  The bones had been unearthed in Dinosaur Provincial Park in Canada, and identified as being from a type of plant eating dinosaur (hadrosaur) often called “duck billed dinosaurs”.  They were sent to Tel Aviv University for micro-CT scanning when they were found to have abnormal cavities in them. 

The research team used the scan results to reconstruct the 3D shape structure of whatever caused the cavities along with the pattern of the blood vessels leading to them.  They found the cavities most resembled those caused by a type of rare bone tumour named Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH).  This is a benign tumour that mostly occurs in children and usually resolves itself, although it can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. 

Prof. Israel Hershkovitz commented: “These kinds of studies, which are now possible thanks to innovative technology, make an important and interesting contribution to evolutionary medicine, a relatively new field of research that investigates the development and behaviour of diseases over time.”  He went on to say, “We are trying to understand why certain diseases survive evolution with an eye to deciphering what causes them in order to develop new and effective ways of treating them.”

Live Science, ScienceDaily

Editorial Comment: The concept of “evolutionary medicine” is a recent attempt to make the theory of evolution look like it has some practical use.  However, the study of disease owes nothing to the theory of evolution.  Disease is the result of degeneration and loss, and trying to explain it with a theory that claims livings things evolved from simple to complex is a pointless exercise. 

The fact that different living things, e.g. humans and dinosaurs, may suffer from the same disease is another reminder that the world is going downhill for all creatures. Whatever caused the cavities in these dinosaur bones was destroying them just as much as it destroys bones in living people, along with causing pain and discomfort. We fund medical research because such suffering, deformity and death are bad – not good!

What a rebuke to so called Theistic Evolutionists who claim their God used vast ages of evolution, with dinosaurs evolving millions of years before man, and then He declared it “very good” (Genesis 1:31).  They certainly don’t believe in the God of Genesis 1 who is the Jesus of John 1, who created a world without bone diseases in dinosaurs or people.  Come on Moore College, Baptist, Presbyterian and Catholic Theologians, etc. get your act together and start telling people what God actually did, instead of betraying them to the devil’s lies, which are cleverly calculated to make sure they don’t believe they are sinners who need The Saviour Jesus. 

Photos of dinosaur bones from Rothschild, B. M. et.al. Suggested Case of Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis in a Cretaceous dinosaur. Scientific Reports 10 February 2020, doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-59192-z.  Reproduced under Creative Commons licence CC BY 4.0 

Evidence News vol. 20, No. 3
4 March 2020
Creation Research Australia