Fwd: The so-called ‘Age of Dinosaurs’

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The so-called ‘Age of Dinosaurs’

Why there never was a ‘land before time’ millions of years ago!

No matter where Creation Ministries International speakers go, they are practically guaranteed to be asked about dinosaurs in question time. Both Christians and non-believers want to know how we can answer the evolutionary interpretation for the supposed ‘Age of Dinosaurs’, both from the Bible and science.
Most people don’t picture a T. rex walking along with a duck flying overhead, but that’s what the fossils prove!
A classic evolutionary portrait of dinosaurs, such as above, typically depicts a group of them in a forest of exotic tropical-looking plants, with various reptilian creatures sprinkled about and a volcano erupting in the background. It gives the impression of a ‘land before time’ when dinosaurs ruled the earth.
Typically, a chart showing the geologic column will be offered nearby (below), showing the so-called ages of Earth’s geologic history with the order and timing of when Earth’s life forms supposedly appeared. Usually ‘simple’ organisms will be shown at the bottom, marine animals next, reptiles after that, dinosaurs appearing, then mammals and finally humans at the top.
Many people get the impression that the remains of such creatures always appear in that order in the fossil record (with the understanding that there were millions of years of time separating the groups shown on the chart).
Geologic column
Many still think that mammals and dinosaurs, for example, never coexisted, or if they did it was only for a short period when only small shrew-like mammals were present.
However, the facts show otherwise. Gradually, more and more evidence is being discovered that is consistent with what we know from the Bible, namely that dinosaurs and other creatures all lived and died at the same time.
To the surprise of many, ducks,1 squirrels,2 platypus,3 beaver-like4 and badger-like5creatures have all been found in ‘dinosaur-era’ rock layers along with bees, cockroaches, frogs and pine trees. Most people don’t picture a T. rex walking along with a duck flying overhead, but that’s what the so-called ‘dino-era’ fossils would prove!
A creature called Gansus was found, supposedly 120-million-years-old. Apart from a few features (like wing claws, still found on some modern birds) it looked very much like a modern duck or loon. But the standard dinosaur-age scenario is so entrenched, that one National Geographic News article declared:
“It may have looked like a duck and acted like a duck, but Gansus was no duck.”6
Being partial to ‘farmer logic’ myself, I feel that if it looks like a duck and acts (quacks, even?) like a duck, it most likely is some sort of duck!7
Many people are surprised when they hear of these creatures being buried together and wonder why they never heard of it before. Below is one evolutionary paleontologist’s explanation.
“We find mammals in almost all of our [dinosaur dig] sites. These were not noticed years ago … . We have about 20,000 pounds of bentonite clay that has mammal fossils that we are trying to give away to some researcher. It’s not that they are not important, it’s just that you only live once and I specialized in something other than mammals. I specialize in reptiles and dinosaurs.”8
Consider how many more tens of thousands of fossil mammals in ‘dinosaur rock’ are likely being similarly ignored in other parts of the world, with the likelihood of finding even more representatives of the same kinds as modern-day mammals.9
Interviewed in Creation magazine,10 Dr Carl Werner pointed out that already over 432 mammal species have been identified in ‘dinosaur rock’, including nearly 100 complete mammal skeletons. Yet in his extensive travels to 60 museums across the world researching his documentary series, only a few dozen of these species were featured in displays, with not one complete skeleton.
As for the ‘Age of Dinosaurs’, another evolutionary paleontologist explains;
“In a sense, ‘The Age of Dinosaurs’ … is a misnomer … Mammals are just one such important group that lived with the dinosaurs, coexisted with the dinosaurs, and survived the dinosaurs.”11

So, what happened to the dinosaurs?

Evolutionary scientists have offered a variety of explanations for what they think happened to the dinosaurs. Here’s a partial list:
  • A large asteroid collided with our planet long ago.
  • As a high-roughage plant group became extinct, the plant-eating ones died of chronic constipation, leading to the death of the carnivores dependent on them.
  • They became addicted to plants with narcotic properties.
  • The world’s climate became either too hot, too cold, too dry or too wet.
  • A supernova exploded nearby, showering the earth with radiation.
  • Mammals ate their eggs.
There are serious problems with the evidence proposed for any of these events. Take the large asteroid impact theory, for example. Why would that event only wipe out the dinosaurs and not the ducks, squirrels, beavers, etc. that co-existed with them as mentioned above? Not to mention lizards and crocodiles, supposedly their close cousins? Some evolutionists dispute the evidence of this impact as causing dino extinction12 (cf. p.8). No one event that has been proposed by evolutionists can completely explain the evidence (which is why there are so many different ideas about what happened to dinosaurs).
Creationists suggest that most dinosaurs died and were buried in the great Flood described in Genesis 6–8 (for which there is a huge amount of evidence). Two of each kind were preserved on the Ark, of course, thus surviving the Flood.13 With their numbers greatly reduced, all animals would have been subject to many pressures, such as varying climates (including the Ice Age14) following the Flood. They may have had a unique physiology that made them less able to adapt as rapidly to the many different environments after the Flood. For example, evolutionists have suggested that dinosaurs may not have been warm-blooded or cold-blooded, but something completely different from either. They may have had a unique type of metabolism, unlike any living animals today.15
This may have contributed to them becoming extinct, along with the very same reasons animals become extinct today (being hunted, disease, climatic changes, habitat changes etc.).
Some dinos, at least, must have survived until relatively recent times—for example, evidence of UK dinosaur depictions from the 1400s,16and a Cambodian stegosaur carving centuries (but likely not millennia) old.17 This is completely unacceptable to ‘old-Earth’ believers, of course, who insist that the last dinosaur died out 65 million years ago, way before people arrived.
But there is other evidence, too, that literally shouts that the dinosaur fossils cannot be millions of years old—the discovery of soft tissue, including not just stretchy ligaments with identifiable proteins, but flexible transparent branching blood vessels, containing an ooze that could be squeezed out like toothpaste. And inside these vessels were the easily identifiable remains of red blood cells, even showing the nuclei,18 typical of reptiles (cf. pp.13–14).
When you put all of the evidence together, dinosaurs are no problem for a Christian worldview. God made them, along with the rest of His creation, around 6,000 years ago. We find their fossilized bones alongside those of other animals because of the great Flood around 4,500 years ago. They lived after the Flood but gradually died out (like so many other species have).
There is no ‘huge mystery’ about the existence and extinction of dinosaurs when viewed from the perspective of God’s Word. The Bible actually provides a better explanation for these things than does the evolutionary view.


Schitzengiggles said...

Bwahahahahahaha! No really stop it...I'm dying here. Holy shit (no pun intended)!!!!

The stupid! It burns!!

This should get the double Godzilla facepalm due to the epic fail here but alas according to this, Godzilla died in the Great Flood. I'm being facetious but it makes as much sense as this load of bullshit.

ferschitz said...

I like the Geologic Column replete with drawings for the stooges who can't read well.

I don't have time to read all of this tripe, but from a cursory glance, it appears that they're saying that now scientists are discovering various mammal bones & remains mixed in the sites where dino bones are found. I have no idea if this accurate. Probably not, but let's say it's true, at least in some cases?

My very non-scientific response would be: So? Couldn't the dino have died; had the bones be interred wherever for eons. During these eons, as the earth is constantly in flux - eroding, shifting, ice ages, volcanoes, floods, etc - wouldn't it be feasible for all sorts of other animal remains/bones to be mixed into the same *area* as the dino bones.

What this doltish screed carefully leaves out is carbon-dating the various bones. Nifty dodge there, Creationists.

Just goes to show that you can scribble down a bunch of stuff, string some words together, but that doesn't make it true.

Deny science all you like, but at least the scientists carbon-dating things are using verifiable tests to get their results, as opposed to, oh I don't know, making stuff up & pulling it outta their left butt cheek.

Ken said...




Chick said...







ferschitz said...

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday said he didn’t know of any soldiers being killed in the hunt for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after he disappeared in 2009.

Mr. Hagel repeatedly said the U.S. had a responsibility to get its soldiers back.


Dave said...

He'll be Impeached before his fraudulent term is over!

Stu said...

ferschitz watches for when
the next article comes out, so the wimp can do his bashing. I can guarantee ya, he'd be scared shittless to face any real Pro American.

ferschitz said...

No, I wait for the next article to discuss the content rationally and often to debunk it in an intelligent fasion.

Stu is confused about what it means to be "Pro American." I advocate for truly supporting our enlisted troops, including Sgt Bergdahl.

All the rightwing sock puppets do is come here to shriek & bash Bergdahl based on total lies. How is that "Pro American"? It's not, Stu. You might want to consider what it means to really care about your country before you and your sock puppet troll pals come here to ceaselessly and stupidly shout about impeaching Obama for really stupid stuff, like taking too many vacations.

None of you ever say anything that's meaningful, and most of your shouty posts don't even have anything to do with the topic of the Right Email Forward. How that translates into being "Pro American" is beyond my comprehension.

Just because Fox & Rush direct you to believe anyone who doesn't agree with your viewpoints 100% is "un-American" does not make that true. I believe Americans can live together peacefully and having different viewpoints and have different religious beliefs and so on... just like it says in the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Have you read either of those documents, Stu? I have many times.

Good luck.

CharlieE said...

I can't imagine what it must be like to be a Fox-watching Republican stooge. You don't know, on any given day, what it is you're supposed to believe or what causes you are supposed to support.

One day, you're told to support something and then the next day, when the Party honchos decide it's in their best interests to do a 180°, you have to believe in something else.

I feel for these people. Their lives must be both unpleasant and difficult.

This is all in response to the anti-Obama troll above, who would have been cheering the return of Sgt. Bergdahl had he not been told to believe something else.

The RWF has so much wrong with it that I don't know where to begin, so I just thought I'd pick on the troll instead.

H/T to Schitzengiggles for the Godzilla comment.

Soar Ashold said...
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Soar Ashold said...

Unless Bergdahl got caught by the Taliban while riding a T-rex, whilst watching a duck fly overhead I'm not sure why he's being mentioned.

gruaud said...

"Two of each kind were preserved on the Ark, of course"

You are a fucking idiot, Calvin.

You don't cherry-pick evidence to try and prove your paradigm. You choose all evidence to expand your paradigm or reject it. That is why science is a million times better than faith in a bunch of old dead men who told stories for power.

And actually paying attention in biology class wouldn't have hurt, either. Blindly accepting what you are told is stupid. Skepticism, while uncomfortable, is always good. St. Thomas is the BEST apostle.

Would that there were more of you, not less.

CharlieE said...

@Soar Ashold

I brought up Bergdahl in order to respond to the shouting trolls who are demanding impeachment, or something.

The RWF itself is manifestly stupid on its face and is largely unworthy of comment.

BTW - I interpret "Pro American" as being someone who is paid to be an American. Perhaps Rush Limbaugh might know something about that.

Randall said...

RWF: Science is wrong creationism is correct

Comments: IMPEACH OBAMA, OBAMA is a MUSLI.M (whatever that is), Berdahl was a deserter, ferschitz is a wimp and not “Pro American”

Good job with keeping it on topic right wing troll(s), in addition I had to laugh at Soar’s comment.

@ferschitz some friendly advice, although I know it is difficult since living in America sometimes feels like you are surround by know-it-all-idiots, however Mark Twain stated “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.” :)

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