Let's Get Tissues from Shelved Fossils!

Even though secular scientists have a habit of limiting their thinking based on their worldview (such as calling part of our DNA "junk" because they don't understand it, then are proved wrong), I'll allow that grabbing tissue samples from fossils on the shelf is mighty unusual. Maybe it has something to do with paleoproteomics being a new field of study, and people are looking for a chance to saddle it up. A giant beaver fossil had been on a museum's shelf for 170 years, coated with varnish, and getting dusty. Someone got the bright idea of finding a place to look for samples, and struck collagen. They want to test more in-house fossils, they're not being shelf-ish.

Scientists swabbed the fossil of a giant beaver that had been on the shelf in a museum and struck collagen. Naturally, they ignored the big implications and wondered how it furthers evolutionary studies. *Facepalm*
Not-giant beaver at Prince William Forest, Virginia, image credit: US National Park Service
Of course, instead of asking how collagen can last millions of Darwin years and challenging the ruling paradigm, scientists got all het up about asking how this can further understanding of evolution. Evidence shows that Earth was created recently. Can't they find some real science to do?
The ability to examine original proteins in off-the-shelf fossils should tell you something about evolutionary timescales.

Scientists found original collagen in the fossil of a giant beaver sitting on a shelf in the New York State Museum. PhysOrg hints they were surprised:
To read the rest of this short article, click on "Paleoproteomics Misses the Implications".