Hi there Perry,
Ignore the previous post as it was incomplete. Omissions are marked in red.
You quoted an article called: DNA in Dinosaur Bones from the Institute for Creation Research. Early on in the article the author/s wrote: "Fossil experts have studied original dinosaur tissues and biochemicals for a long time. When tyrannosaur and hadrosaur bones from Montana were viewed under a microscope, they were found to harbor fresh-looking bone cells called osteocytes. Researchers even verified original—not mineralized—dinosaur proteins called collagen and elastin in 2009." The researcher principally responsible for this discovery was Mary Schweitzer. She acted upon a suggestion by her mentor Jack Horner after a serendipitous discovery. I assume you accept her findings as her papers were referenced multiple times in the above quoted article.
In 2014 she co-authored a paper called: Synchrotron Chemical and Structural Analysis of Tyrannosaurus rex Blood Vessels: The Contribution of Collagen Hypercrosslinking to Tissue Longevity
In the paper the researchers came to the following conclusions:
- T-Rex tasted just like chicken. The collagen corresponded to the type found in chickens and so it strengthens the hypothesis that the therapod dinosaurs were the ancestors of birds.
- They also concluded that what was thought initially to be red blood vessels turned out to be an Iron mineral (goethite).
- Lastly this mineral was possibly responsible for the preservation of the collagen in the first place through two possible chemical pathways.
Footnote: Mary Schweitzer is an evangelical Christian.
Also see: God of the gaps