Sunday, July 18, 2004

Dinosaurs and the Bible: Part 2

Recently, I read a book, entitled The Great Dinosaur Mystery Solved!, by Ken Ham. This easy-to-read volume speculates on the disappearance of dinosaurs from a young-earth Christian perspective. And no, I didn't get my beliefs from this book. Rather, it validates and defends what I've believed for years.
I considered the following facts highly interesting:
  1. Explorers recently found two live elephants in Nepal that have the characteristics of mammoths. These features were: unusually sloping backs, reptilian appearance of the tails, swept-up foreheads, and a large, dome-shaped hump on the top of their foreheads. The existence of these beasts had circulated for years in rumors. Evolutionists generally consider mammoths to have been extinct for at least 10,000 years, if not as long as 30,000 years.  Source: Weiland, Carl, "'Lost World' Animals Found!" Creation ex Nihilo, Vol. 19 (1), 1996.
  2. Scienctists in Australia found living trees that they thought became extinct at the time of the dinosaurs. The tree, nicknamed the Wollemi Pine, is known from fossils classed as Jurassic Period relics (150 million years ago).  Source:  "Sensational Australia Tree. . .Like 'Finding a Living Dinosaur'" Creation ex Nihilo, Vol. 17 (2), 1995.
  3. There have been present-day sightings of what appear to be dinosaurs. For example,  over 40 people have claimed sighting plesiosaurs off the Victorian coast of Australia in recent years.  Source: Melbourne Sun, Feb. 6, 1980.
  4. A strange animal, eerily resemblant of an Apatasaurus, has been sighted many times in the Republic of the Congo, and has been dubbed Mokele-Mbembe. This has been widely reported, and discussed in Cryptozoology Magazine and Science Digest, among others.
  5. Even Indian cave paintings in Arizona depict humans and dinosaurs.


I could go on, but you get the picture. These evidences do not prove conclusively a young-earth. But they do contradict standard evolutionist propaganda, and leave the doors wide open for further scientific inquiry. What fascinates me is the utter refusal to even address such concerns by most in the science community. How much of the above has been commonly reported? The secular scientists' attitude is: That which does not legitimize or correlate with my worldview is to be ignored and marginalized. Isn't this the antithesis of the true definition of science?

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