Cave painting of a boar,
Dinosaurs are cool, aren't they? Kids love them - we're all intrigued by them. We've all been taught that dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago. This theory was developed by evolutionists before many dinosaur fossil discoveries had been made. More and more "fresh" fossils are being found - with blood still inside. In fact, many fossils may have blood in them, but they simply haven't been cut open to look inside because the evolutionists thought it impossible that any blood could still exist after 65 million years. And of course, they are absolutely right about that! There's no way blood could survive that long, no matter what. A million years is a very long time. And 65 million years is 65 times a very long time! Yet we are finding fossils which are supposed to be 65 million years old - with blood still inside. What does this tell us? Obviously that the bones aren't really that old after all.
Recently (late 1990's) fresh dinosaur skin and blood vessels were found in a T-Rex bone
Stone-age paintings showed the real thing
Spotted horses in stone-age cave paintings may be accurate representations of wild animals that lived 25,000 years ago, a study suggests.
Scientists used ancient DNA to test the realism of the prehistoric paintings.
Experts have long debated whether the pictures are true depictions of the natural environment or have deeper abstract or symbolic meanings.
In particular, questions have been raised about paintings which depict white horses with dark spots.
Previous DNA studies had only produced evidence for black and bay pre-domestic horses.
An international team of scientists analysed DNA from 31 horses dating back as far as 35,000 years from Siberia, Eastern and Western Europe and the Iberian peninsula.
The researchers found six European bone and teeth DNA samples sharing a gene known to be associated with leopard spotting.
In addition, 18 horses had a bay coat colour and seven were black, demonstrating that all colour types identifiable in cave paintings could be found in early wild horse populations.
Professor Michi Hofreiter, from the University of York, said: "Our results suggest that, at least for wild horses, Palaeolithic cave paintings, including the remarkable depictions of spotted horses, were closely rooted in the real-life appearance of animals.
"While previous DNA studies have produced evidence for bay and black horses, our study has demonstrated that the leopard complex spotting phenotype was also already present in ancient horses and was accurately depicted by their human contemporaries nearly 25,000 years ago.
"Our findings lend support to hypotheses that argue that cave paintings constitute reflections of the natural environment of humans at the time and may contain less of a symbolic or transcendental connotation than often assumed."