|USDA photo of soil bacteria|
Number ten is annoying to evolutionary biologists. Using their tendentious and arbitrary dating methods, bacteria has been found in salt that is allegedly 250 million years old, and the DNA is intact. And unevolved. But that should not happen in their paradigm. Scientists offer explanations that are absurd. Worse for them, the data fit the creationist model of the biblical flood at the time of Noah!
In 2000, scientists claimed to have “resurrected” bacteria, named Lazarus bacteria, discovered in a salt crystal conventionally dated at 250 million years old. They were shocked that the bacteria’s DNA was very similar to modern bacterial DNA. If the modern bacteria were the result of 250 million years of evolution, its DNA should be very different from the Lazarus bacteria (based on known mutation rates).
In addition, the scientists were surprised to find that the DNA was still intact after the supposed 250 million years. DNA normally breaks down quickly, even in ideal conditions. Even evolutionists agree that DNA in bacterial spores (a dormant state) should not last more than a million years. Their quandary is quite substantial.You can read the rest of the short article, "DNA in 'Ancient' Bacteria", here. For those who want something technical, you can read "Bacterial Life in Ancient Salt".