If humans had lived 200 million years ago, they would have marveled at the largest dinosaur of its time. It's name means "a giant thunderclap at dawn."
The recently discovered fossil of a new dinosaur species in South Africa revealed a relative of the brontosaurus that weighed 26,000 pounds, about double the size of a large African elephant.
The researchers have named it Ledumahadi mafube, which is Sesotho for "a giant thunderclap at dawn." Sesotho is an official South African language indigenous to the part of the country where the dinosaur was found....
Amen, Tim. Genesis, instead, gives a very different view of man.
That's certainly where it leads, BDF, to no authority! But it's funny then how people like Bill Nye can demand allegiance to evolutionary theories, man made climate change, etc as if they have authority. How is their truth any better, then, than anyone else's? And that leads to the nihlism of the post-modern era.
But Truth does exist, although there are efforts to drive it to extinction. We know it and hold it in our hands. And so often it stands against the wisdom of this world.
Yes sir collagen and blood cells have been found in dinosaur bones and frozen bones have been found as well. AIG's Buddy Davis actually participated in the expedition that collected those bones. Practically all the data out there stands in defiance to evolution. But for a theory that rests upon the idea that there is no ultimate authority, what does it matter if you hold to contradictory opinions? I rejoice that by God's grace I hold to a scientific model that has answers and standards!
BDF, you raise good points about those so-called "living fossils." My point is that if true reptilian dinosaurs are found alive, that will a major blow to evolutionist claims. But, sadly, you are right in that they would immediately adjust their opinions to try to rebuild their temple, like so many African termites trying to fix damage to their mound.
Even the discovery of collagen and blood cells, if memory serves correct, in dinosaur bones is swept away. Weren't there found frozen dinosaur bones in Northern Alaska?
Yes, good point about the hoaxes, Frank, and they are many. Piltdown man, and others were proven to be totally bogus, but were the school textbooks ever changed to reflect the various hoaxes? Nope...they're still right there being taught as fact, not fiction.
Chris you are exactly right. They usually find some piece of bone, do some testing on it and then proceed to build the âfull sizedâ animal.
I personally consider the creation account and what I see when I look around me to be proof positive that the bible is the word of God.
I remember when I was young and they began to teach evolution in my school. There was something that was proclaimed to be one of the first of the human species that was discovered in the 1920s. I was taught it was sort of the missing link. Anyway as most know it was later found to be a hoax and it was actually a pigâs tooth; not from a missing link.
The Quiet Christian Writes: "If a dinosaur were found alive today, that would about upset the apple cart."
It's interesting to note that real live dinosaurs (or the equivalent thereof) have been discovered and the media gives them little or no attention. The tuatara from New Zealand, the coelacanth from the bottom of the sea, and most notably, the wollemi pine also from New Zealand. Of course there haven't been any 100% confirmed T-rexes or Saurapods running around, but even if there was, the media and scientific community would do their best to brush it under the rug or minimize it's significance.
Great points, Chris. It would seem that until after the Noahic flood, there could have been less fear of man by animals in general. I have seen photos on the internet by someone who collects evidence of dinosaurs from ancient art work. It does seem like Chinese rulers kept them as pets at least for a while. The art is remarkable in terms of its antiquity and the similarity to what we know of dinosaurs today.
I've been there before, but I walked through the museum of science again in Boston last weekend. Amazing how entire skeletons are imagined, and built, often using a single bone from a leg, or even going off the size of a footprint. I think people often assume that the dinosaur skeletons on display are the real deal, or mostly intact, save for a few missing bones that had to be reproduced. Nope. Pretty much any skeleton of anything looks ferocious, even the human skeleton looks like it could have been some dangerous creature. I wonder what these dinosaurs truly looked like, and how they interacted with man. Were they afraid of humans? Were they timid? Did they keep their distance, but graze in the sight of men? We're some domesticated?
Interesting discovery but it amazes me how quick the commetary from news sources states the supposed 200 million years that have passed.
There is evidence, and lots of it, that man did in fact live with dinosaurs. My theory is that one reason they aren't around today is that they went well with ketchup. My other theory is that Satan cannot afford to lose this smoke screen of evolution, and has worked hard to remove traces beyond the reach of most of us. If a dinosaur were found alive today, that would about upset the apple cart.