The Great Dinosaur Mystery And The Bible Part 2

Creationists who believe that the earth is 6,000 years old, whether they admit it or not, have huge problems with dinosaurs. They tried over the years to deal with them in every way they know how. To deal with dinosaurs, they were faced with 3 options,

  1. Deny their existence and dismiss their fossil remains as carvings of the Devil.
  2. Acknowledge their existence and accept the scientific fact that dinosaurs lived and died before the dawn of man.
  3. Lie about them. Say that dinosaurs once lived with man while ignoring the evidence of the opposite.

Unfortunately, Creationists like Paul S. Taylor chose 3 as their option because this is the only way they can fit dinosaurs into their idiocy. Still, ignoring the evidence pointing to the opposite of what this book advocates is not going to make it all go away.

This false teaching began to rear its ugly head in the 1970s, spread in the late 80s, and explode throughout the decade of the 90s. A tad few others. however, chose 1 as their option. Only option 2 gets left out.

If all creationists chose 2 as their option, then they would’ve been much better off when it comes to knowing the truth about dinosaurs. Sadly, this is not the case as most of them choose option 3 and create one idiot form of creationist propaganda after another. One of the such forms is a well known creationist book entitled The Great Dinosaur Mystery and the Bible (1987, rehashed 1989), written and published by Taylor himself, who operates a Christian fundamentalist organization know as Films for Christ (FFC). He also made a film and a website of the book, which just like all creationist books, denies all aspects on dinosaurs, including the fact that dinosaurs and man has never coexisted at any point in time (except birds).

This book contains anatomically incorrect drawings and paintings of dinosaurs in which some of them depict theropods engaging in incorrect feeding habits— clear proof that creationists like Taylor would stoop so low in never getting their dinosaur drawings and paintings right no matter what they do. The book has been rehashed rather than revised. The rehashed only contain color pictures (?) on every page while the older version has two pages in color and two pages in gray and white. It doesn’t matter. For both of them are full of crap.

Cover Description

The front cover and the second intro title page of the book depicts a fantasy scene where a large bird with pink feathers lands right next to a wrongly drawn, anatomically incorrect, sickly, smiling Brachiosaurus that’s wrongly shown to have an Apatosaurus-like body. Coming into the view on the lower right hand corner of the scene is a head of a billy goat. The lower left hand corner of the cover shows a small boy facing the dinosaur and the bird. The back cover and the first intro title page of the book shows an elephant walking into the lake to take a drink while the lower left hand corner of the scene shows Parasaurolophus browsing the treetop branch and on the bottom foreground shows a Dromiceiomimus foraging around. The upper left hand corner shows a brief review made about the book that boasts that every basic mystery about the dinosaurs easy to solve with God’s Word. It won’t. Using the Bible to solve scientific mysteries solves nothing. God’s Word, the Bible is highly neutral when it comes to science, dinosaurs, chemistry, bacteria, and others. It never had such things in it to begin with, nor is it intended to be used as any school textbook, including a science book whatsoever. But creationists don’t know better. Rather they treat the Bible is if it is a know-it-all science book and falsely claim that the Bible has all the answers to everything there is about dinosaurs, which it don’t.

Morris’ Footnote

The first page of the book shows a “special note” from the late not-so-great Henry Morris (1918-2006) about this book. On it, it claims that this is “a very unique book. Children will find it a fascinating discussion of one of their favorite subjects and parents will appreciate its unusual new insights in the nature of these great animals of the past.” Sure they will, as long as they are totally ignorant and know nothing about the real truth behind the book and their minds are far away from scientific reality.

He goes on to say that the record of the dinosaurs is placed quite naturally in the Biblical account of a recent creation and the worldwide Noah’s flood (It doesn’t and he knew it!) and is a significant contribution to Biblical apologetics (It’s not and he knew it!). He tells about the author of the book who made a film of the same name as the book and highly recommends this for Christian schools and churches (Not!) and declares that every Christian will profit greatly from both the film and the book….or will they?

Taylor’s Intro

Page 9; intro page: We see Paul introducing to his distorted version of the “science” of dinosaurs and adds,

“Those people with an adventurous spirit would give almost anything to find a real, live dinosaur somewhere in the world. But, of course, mainstream scientists say that is impossible. Evolutionists have long conjectured that dinosaurs were part of a (sic) theoretical Great Age of the Reptiles about 200 million years ago. According to their theory, dinosaurs became extinct about 70 million years ago. And man did not evolve until about 4 million years ago. If this is true, no man could ever have seen a live dinosaur

It is true and Taylor knows it. Everywhere we look, we find not a single trace of dinosaur and human remains in and around each other in the fossil record. But as for creationists like Taylor, ignorance knows no bounds.

“However, some [sic] new discoveries indicate that man and dinosaurs may have lived together in the not too distant past. Modern man may have to totally rethink theories of how these great creatures fit into the history of the human race.”

There are no new discoveries made, only made-up stories, tall tales, fabrications, forgeries, hoaxes, and lies made up by creationists out of blind ignorance of the fossil, historical, and archaeological records being completely void of human and dinosaur remains mixed and interacted together. That’s it.

Taylor Doesn’t Know Dinosaurs

“What is a Dinosaur?”: Giving out the history of the word “dinosaur,” Taylor claims,

“Although the technical definition of “dinosaur” is not absolutely established, there is general agreement about which animals should be included under this title.”

He’s lying. NO scientist is clueless in knowing what is and what’s not a dinosaur. Any scientist knows exactly what a dinosaur really is and which animal should or should not be in the dinosaur’s term. Dinosaurs are a race of special reptilian\avian animals that once ruled the earth for millions of years long before there were any humans on earth. He tries to prove this point by misquoting Alan Charig (1938-1997) from his book A New Look at the Dinosaurs (1979,1983, British Museum of Natural History). According to page 15 of the book, Taylor claims it says,

“The ‘Dinosauria’ have not yet been shown to form a natural group, and it may well be that they never will – for the simple reason that the natural group in question may not have existed!”

Nope, that’s not what Allan said in the book. Here’s what Alan really said on page 15 in his book with context pieces in bold,

“There is, as yet, no evidence to suggest that the common archosaurian ansector of the Saurischia and the Ornithischia – the common ancestor of all dinosaurs – was ancestral to dinosaurs only and not also to those other, non-dinosaurian archosaurs. In other words, the ‘Dinosauria’ have not yet been shown to form a natural group, and it may well be that they never will – for the simple reason that the natural group in question may not have existed!”

When the quote is put in full context, Alan was actually dealing with archosaurian ancestors that were common ancestors to only dinosaurs and their relatives and how the evidence of their existence have yet to be found, which they now already have.

He then gives out some lists of what Taylor himself believes to be what is and what is not a dinosaur according to scientists’ “assumptions” and of some certain technical characteristics the dinosaurs have that are out-dated by many decades in some cases while in others are what Taylor makes up from his head without checking to see if what he claims is correct or not and throws them in for measure.

Taylor’s Kindergarten Dinosaur Definition>

His so-called technical characteristics of dinosaurs include (with my rebuttals to them in parentheses),

  1. Underslung legs that gave dinosaurs an erect posture. (A fully erect posture mind you.)
  2. A large hole in the bottom of their basin-shaped hip-socket (A large Hole in the bottom of their basin-shaped hip-socket? What in the world is he talking about? Does Taylor really know that the hips are made up of 3 parts; the pubis, the ilium, and the ischium? Nope. Probably not. Perhaps he’s referring to the large hole where it’s really where the thighbone is connected to. Otherwise, this is something that’s entirely made up from Taylor, the man who has no absolute knowledge of dinosaur morphology.).
  3. A secondary palate (uncharacteristic of reptiles) that permits dinosaurs to eat and breathe at the same time (In ornithopods like Camptosaurus).
  4. A fairly straight thigh bone with an in-turned head (The thigh bones in many cases are all curved, not straight. This helps dinosaurs like Struthiomimus to run better.).
  5. Two pairs of holes in the temporal region of the skull (diapsid skull).
  6. Backward-pointing knees (or elbows) of the front legs (See below.).
  7. Forward-pointing knees of the rear legs (rather than pointing sideways) (In both #6 and #7, Taylor is wrongly comparing the leg arrangements of quadruped dinosaurs with the leg arrangements of a horse. Sauropods have feet that resemble elephants. But unlike elephants, the sauropod toes in many cases are known to be clawed. He also neglects to mentioned that some dinosaurs are bipedal. The legs and feet of most quadrupeds and all bipedals resemble the legs and feet of birds, not mammals.).
  8. Front legs shorter and lighter than the rear legs (in almost every case. The exceptions are the Brachiosaurids, with front legs longer than their hind legs, and the Camerasaurids, with both front and hind legs being of the same length.).
  9. A special bone (predentary) at the chin that capped the front of the bottom jaw in some dinosaurs (the ornithischians) (They’re not the only ones that have a predentary bone in their bottom jaw. Saurodon leanus, a fish that lived during the Late Cretaceous Period within the Niobrara Sea, an inland sea that once covered the center of North America during the Cretaceous Period, in what is now Kansas, also has a predentary bone in its bottom jaw it probably have used to skim the surface of the water for food.)
  10. Land-dwelling creature, rather than marine or airborne (except birds.).

There is much, much more to the list of dinosaur groups than what is and what’s not shown on Taylor’s list.

Reference:

http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/faq/dino-faqs/pdq240.html

Taylor’s Kindergarten Classifications

The classification page: Here’s a page which shows a list of classification and taxonomy of dinosaurs. Simplistic, yet very outdated. Taylor claims,

“It is natural to try to group animals into similar types. Some animals are certainly genetically related to each other. The current animal (zoological) classification system used today is based on theories of evolutionary relationships between creatures. Evolutionists wrongly assume that ALL animals are genetically related to each other.”

None of what the evolutionists “assume” is wrong. The notion of all organisms genetically related to each other (a.k.a. Phylogeny) is based on factual evidence in which The Tree of Life site will proudly explain. Heck even creationists assume that all animals are related to each other — like clones.

He then states,

“Since Evolution is itself a theory, the detailed dinosaur classification system shown below is also theoretical – based on certain assumptions and guesswork – and thus will change. Dinosaur classification and the assumed number of dinosaur species may vary widely depending on the paleontologist.”

It is a huge lie and Taylor knows it! The classification and the taxonomy of dinosaurs is NOT made-up based on assumptions and guesswork. The classification is all based on fossilized evidence, studies of the evidence, and how scientists are comparing the fossils with each other to learn about how dinosaurs are related to each other and what dinosaur belongs to what species that are known out there. Evolution is FACT, not just a theory. It is the very, very best explanation to how did life came about (other than God) and how life change over time based on mammoth mounds of scientific evidence Creationists continuously and deliberately choose to deny.

References:

http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/comdesc/

http://www.dinosauria.com/dml/dmlf.htm

http://evolution.berkeley.edu/

http://www.progressivehumanism.com/undevltn.html

How many Species?

The species page: Here we see Taylor’s view on how many species of dinosaurs are known (all out-dated by decades),

“Estimates vary widely. We’ve seen figures between 250 and 550 or more (one research estimated a whopping 500,000 species).”

The number of 500,000 species of dinosaurs is a little over exaggerating, don’t you think? With that number, it would be totally impossible for Noah to fit them all into the ark, if there ever was such a scenario. Over 600 known dinosaur genera is known— and the number is still growing!

He went on,

“The numbers will continue to fluctuate. Many of these “different species” were actually assigned separate names based on scanty fossil evidence, sometimes only a tooth or vertebra. Dinosaur fossils are often expensive to excavate and collect. So, relatively few remains have actually been obtained by museums and paleontologists. We haven’t found any current estimates, but by the end of 1981 (according to an article in the Scientific American), there was only a total of about 5,000 fragments of dinosaur skeletons”

Taylor forgets that there are natural history museums out there that possesses mass treasure trove of dinosaur fossils either stored in their warehouse of shown on display in their halls for all to see such as the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, for instance, known for holding the world’s record of possessing a huge collection of dinosaur fossils all unearthed and either stored in lab drawers or put on displayed for the public to see.

Sure it is expensive to excavate fossils. However, The Dinosaur Society, a non-profit organization that uses donations to further dinosaur expeditions and research, takes care of the problem.

And third, what Taylor fails to mention in his book is that scientists don’t just find scrappy pieces such as fossil teeth and vertebra. They also find almost complete to complete skeletons of dinosaurs to the point where museums will have far MORE fossils to obtain and study. Even just one bone can tell scientists so much about its owner. When scientists studied the fragmentary fossils, they compared them to more complete to fully complete fossil remains of dinosaurs to determine which species the bones belongs to and work on reconstructing the dinosaurs based on those studies up from there. Thus, scientists don’t just reach a conclusion based on a single piece of bone, but a lot of bones from almost complete to fully complete fossil skeletons of dinosaurs that fill natural history museums time and time again.

The rest of the article claims that scientists are confused on how to classified and name certain fossils, which is a blatant lie, and tries to give out this following example,

“For example, many years ago dinosaur expert Othniel C. Marsh invented a sauropod family named Atlantosauridae. Into this family he placed the Brontosaurus, Apatosaurus, and Atlantosaurus. Years later, the leading classification expert A.S. Romer decided that all three of these dinosaurs, plus Titanosaurus, were the same as Apatosaurus. In 1966, he changed his mind and reported Apatosaurus was different, but Brontosaurus and Atlantosaurus were the same. Later authors felt that Apatosaurus and Brontosaurus are the same, but that Atlantosaurus is different. It has also been suggested that the Camarasaurus, Morosaurus, and Unitasaurus are all simply young forms of the Apatosaurus. The Aepisaurus and Aegyptosaurus may be the same as Titanosaurus. The same type of confusion is found among all the different main types of dinosaurs. For example, it has been suggested that Agathaumas and the Polyonax dinosaurs may be synonymous with Triceratops. Among the Carnosaurs, it is thought that Saurophagus, Ceratosaurus, Creosaurus, Dryptosaurus, Labrosaurus, Laelaps, Poecilopleuron, and Allosaurus may be the same thing – Antrodemus. At least some of the different “species” of hadrosaurs and ceratopians (particularly Triceratops) may have actually been of the same species. It is certainly possible that at least some of the variations were actually males and females of the same stock. These and many other classifications continue to be confusing and sometimes controversial.”

It seems very confusing. But what they were doing is figuring out how dinosaurs are related to each other based on fossil evidence. The more they do this through careful studies of fossil evidence, the more they learn much about dinosaurs than ever before. Because of this, the number of species will continue to only increase as new and exciting discoveries are made in both the laboratories and in the fields. No decreasing or fluctuations here.

Outdated List of dinosaur Names

List of Dinosaur names: Here we see a highly inaccurate list of dinosaur names. Some of them are in the nomen nudum and nomen dubium categories and others are not really dinosaur names at all. Aachenosaurus is actually a piece of petrified wood and Rhamphorynchus is a pterosaur. The rest are all valid names. To really know the real updated classification and the taxonomy of dinosaur check out these sites.

http://www.zoomschool.com/subjects/dinosaurs/dinoclassification/Genera.shtml

Fossil Fallacy

The fossil page; page 10-11: “Why is so little known about dinosaurs?” or so Taylor asks. To answer this, he tries to explain that the reason of this is because we only have bones and footprints that are left behind by the dinosaurs to tell us. He then explains what a fossil is, which is something like a plant and animal or an imprint of it that was buried in mud or sand that has been turned to rock. He then explains that after thousands of years, these traces will be found buried in many layers of earth. It’s evident that Taylor knows zilch about how fossils are formed in reality. Fossils are actually remains of plants and animals that have been preserved for eons, not just for thousands of years. The next page gives a list of what kinds of fossils are found.

  1. Bones
  2. Teeth
  3. Claws
  4. Spikes
  5. Horns
  6. Bony plates
  7. Eggs, sometimes with unborn babies
  8. “Gizzard” stones (gastroliths)
  9. Dung (coprolite) Footprints
  10. Imprints of skin (very rare)
  11. Stomach contents (very rare)

However, there are more to the fossils than what is shown on the list. We now have feather imprints and in extremely rare cases imprints of body organs, like in Scipionyx for instance, to be added to the list of fossils found over the years.

Fresh Fossil Spoilage

Taylor then asserts that not every dinosaur bone are all fossils. Buddy Davis, a musician and sculpture artisan, claims he allegedly found [sic] “frozen, fresh, unfossilized” dinosaur bones with ligaments still attached to them in the frozen regions of Alaska. He never demonstrated the claim, nor did he have any actual and or valid photographs taken of the fossils, His book, The (Not-so-Great) Alaskan Dinosaur Adventure only contains photos of the team and some scenic backgrounds. Not one page shows the alleged “fresh” fossils nor were they published in peer-review journals, validly photographed, and fully described on paper. If those alleged ‘fossils’ were real and authentic, scientists would be more than excited to behold the evidence first hand and publish them on papers and scientific journals.

But Brian Switek, one of the regular bloggers I often visit, posted an article about the alleged claim. Apparently, what Laelaps found out from them, after he inquired Ham and his cronies about the bones, is not really what Davis is constantly parading in his drivel. According to the email response, the bones are turning out to be fossilized remains after all! How dishonest can they get?

Scientific Mistakes

On pages 12-13, and on this page here, Taylor goes on to explain how scientists make mistakes by using an Apatosaurus story as an example. But unlike creationists, once the mistake is known, scientists quickly corrects them and make sure the mistake does not get repeated again — a direct contradiction to the creationists who live in denial and hide their mistakes from the public view. It doesn’t matter if it is exposed. They just cover them up and stupidly repeat the same mistakes over and over again in hopes no one will ever find any mistakes in their teachings.

Interpreting Fossils

Then, on pages 14-15 as well as on this page, he goes to explain how it is difficult to interpret fossils. That really all depends on fossil preservation and whether the fossil is fragmentary, partially complete or fully complete. Scientists may sometimes interpret the fossils, skeletal reconstructions, and the restorations wrong, but creationists have been known to interpret them wrong, too.

Taylor asserts that the illustrations of dinosaurs which depicts how they look and behave along with the grand stories scientists tell about them was all the result of guesswork and the imaginations of all those who never saw a living dinosaur, which is half-true. Although in some cases the images and the stories made of dinosaurs are highly conjectural (like what is depicted in Walking with Dinosaurs), the so-called grand-stories of dinosaurs are still the result of finding clues in the fossil record. Scientists unearthed, pieced together, and come up with plausible explanation based on what they found. We many never know everything about dinosaurs. Skin color and voice larynx is among the features that never fossilize. Even so, we do know much about them. He asserts that no one today has ever saw a living dinosaur. Neither did humans of ancient and prehistoric times. Except birds, the last dinosaur died out 60 million years before the first humans came about 4 million years ago.

Taylor rhetorically claims that no one also has ever found a fossil of a dinosaur with photographs and labels showing what the dinosaur is like, which is stupid because it’s exactly the same as if to assert that no one has ever found a dead body of a murdered victim with photographs and labels showing who killed that person. He even when so far to claim that every dinosaur painting is sure to contain some wrongful information. So do all the dinosaur paintings made by the Creationists themselves. The only difference is that the information YECs put into all of their paintings is completely ALL wrong and none right! He then gives out an unmerited example of an imaginative examination of finding remains of a poodle and a peacock that has been unearthed if, at the time, no one has ever saw those 2 animals alive. The bones, he claims, do not tell the whole story. Even if you are a good artist, or so he says, it will be a miracle if you can draw an accurate picture of the 2 animals just by using just the 2 skeletons and your imagination.

All in all what Taylor is claiming above is the best example of creationists dehumanizing scientists, accusing them of being wrong in everything they say and depicted in their paintings about dinosaurs while ignoring the real work scientists do in reconstructing and restoring an animal based on fossil evidence, which are made of of not just bones, but footprints, skin, feather, and organ imprints, eggs, and dung, and comparing them with plants and animals which are closely related to them. Scientists have proven themselves right in a lot of ways, including in their paintings, such as the fact that some dinosaurs have feathers despite YECs’ vain attempts to discredit them.

Taylor then claims that if scientists are able to invent a time machine, they could go back in time and observe the dinosaurs and know really what they are like and be surprised by what they saw. We would be surprised if we have a time machine to take us back to the time of the dinosaurs, but unfortunately we don’t. Even if we do, we won’t be surprised at the fact the evidence clearly tells us that the universe is 4.5 billion years old, not 6,000 years old, and that dinosaurs lived, flourished, and died millions of years ago before there were any people on earth.

References,

http://www.fieldadventures.org/alaska/colville1.html

http://www.talkorigins.org/origins/feedback/nov01.html

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fosrec/

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/index.html

http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/isgshome/iso-geochem.html

http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/isotope/isotopehome.html

Contradicting Bible Verses

On page 16 and on this page, the question is asked, ‘Where do dinosaurs come from?’ To answer this, Taylor invokes the Bible and claims that there are Dinosaurs (of non-avian types) found in the Bible and that dinosaurs were created alongside of man, which are both blatant lies. He lies even more by claiming they were made from the dust of the earth like man as told in Genesis 2;19. Thus to him, man and dinosaurs lived at the same time — at least that’s what Taylor would like for you to believe.

YECs, in their warped imagination, pretends there was such a time as dinosaurs living with man and insist falsely that what they imagine is true because the Bible says so, while in fact it don’t. The idea that the “first” dinosaurs being created from the dust of the earth did came from Genesis 2:19 where God took a handful of dust and made all of the animals for Adam to name. But there’s plenty wrong with this logic. That verse, whether the Bible Literalists want to admit it or not, contradicts Genesis 1:24 where it is said that God made the animals before man and not afterwords like verse 19 says.

Did you know there are actually 2 versions of the creation story in the Bible instead of just one? It’s true, even though some Bible scholars may say that this is nothing than a supplement of Genesis 1. Look at Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 carefully and you will find there are actually 2 versions of the creation story, not just one. Genesis 1 has the first version of the creation story and it ends in Genesis chapter 2, verse 3 and Genesis 2 has the second version of the creation story that begins in Genesis 2:4 and ends in verse 25. Don’t believe me? Look at these.

http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/gen/1.html

http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/gen/2.html

http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/contra/accounts.html

Continued…

The Great Dinosaur Mystery And The Bible

Creationists who believe that the earth is 6,000 years old, whether they admit it or not, have huge problems with dinosaurs. They tried over the years to deal with them in every way they know how. To deal with dinosaurs, they were faced with 3 options,

  1. Deny their existence and dismiss their fossil remains as carvings of the Devil.
  2. Acknowledge their existence and accept the scientific fact that dinosaurs lived and died before the dawn of man.
  3. Lie about them. Say that dinosaurs once lived with man while ignoring the evidence of the opposite.

Unfortunately, Creationists like Paul S. Taylor chose 3 as their option because this is the only way they can fit dinosaurs into their idiocy. Still, ignoring the evidence pointing to the opposite of what this book advocates is not going to make it all go away.

This false teaching began to rear its ugly head in the 1970s, spread in the late 80s, and explode throughout the decade of the 90s. A tad few others. however, chose 1 as their option. Only option 2 gets left out.

If all creationists chose 2 as their option, then they would’ve been much better off when it comes to knowing the truth about dinosaurs. Sadly, this is not the case as most of them choose option 3 and create one idiot form of creationist propaganda after another. One of the such forms is a well known creationist book entitled The Great Dinosaur Mystery and the Bible (1987, rehashed 1989), written and published by Taylor himself, who operates a Christian fundamentalist organization know as Films for Christ (FFC). He also made a film and a website of the book, which just like all creationist books, denies all aspects on dinosaurs, including the fact that dinosaurs and man has never coexisted at any point in time (except birds).

This book contains anatomically incorrect drawings and paintings of dinosaurs in which some of them depict theropods engaging in incorrect feeding habits— clear proof that creationists like Taylor would stoop so low in never getting their dinosaur drawings and paintings right no matter what they do. The book has been rehashed rather than revised. The rehashed only contain color pictures (?) on every page while the older version has two pages in color and two pages in gray and white. It doesn’t matter. For both of them are full of crap.

Cover Description

The front cover and the second intro title page of the book depicts a fantasy scene where a large bird with pink feathers lands right next to a wrongly drawn, anatomically incorrect, sickly, smiling Brachiosaurus that’s wrongly shown to have an Apatosaurus-like body. Coming into the view on the lower right hand corner of the scene is a head of a billy goat. The lower left hand corner of the cover shows a small boy facing the dinosaur and the bird. The back cover and the first intro title page of the book shows an elephant walking into the lake to take a drink while the lower left hand corner of the scene shows Parasaurolophus browsing the treetop branch and on the bottom foreground shows a Dromiceiomimus foraging around. The upper left hand corner shows a brief review made about the book that boasts that every basic mystery about the dinosaurs easy to solve with God’s Word. It won’t. Using the Bible to solve scientific mysteries solves nothing. God’s Word, the Bible is highly neutral when it comes to science, dinosaurs, chemistry, bacteria, and others. It never had such things in it to begin with, nor is it intended to be used as any school textbook, including a science book whatsoever. But creationists don’t know better. Rather they treat the Bible is if it is a know-it-all science book and falsely claim that the Bible has all the answers to everything there is about dinosaurs, which it don’t.

Morris’ Footnote

The first page of the book shows a “special note” from the late not-so-great Henry Morris (1918-2006) about this book. On it, it claims that this is “a very unique book. Children will find it a fascinating discussion of one of their favorite subjects and parents will appreciate its unusual new insights in the nature of these great animals of the past.” Sure they will, as long as they are totally ignorant and know nothing about the real truth behind the book and their minds are far away from scientific reality.

He goes on to say that the record of the dinosaurs is placed quite naturally in the Biblical account of a recent creation and the worldwide Noah’s flood (It doesn’t and he knew it!) and is a significant contribution to Biblical apologetics (It’s not and he knew it!). He tells about the author of the book who made a film of the same name as the book and highly recommends this for Christian schools and churches (Not!) and declares that every Christian will profit greatly from both the film and the book….or will they?

Taylor’s Intro

Page 9; intro page: We see Paul introducing to his distorted version of the “science” of dinosaurs and adds,

“Those people with an adventurous spirit would give almost anything to find a real, live dinosaur somewhere in the world. But, of course, mainstream scientists say that is impossible. Evolutionists have long conjectured that dinosaurs were part of a (sic) theoretical Great Age of the Reptiles about 200 million years ago. According to their theory, dinosaurs became extinct about 70 million years ago. And man did not evolve until about 4 million years ago. If this is true, no man could ever have seen a live dinosaur

It is true and Taylor knows it. Everywhere we look, we find not a single trace of dinosaur and human remains in and around each other in the fossil record. But as for creationists like Taylor, ignorance knows no bounds.

“However, some [sic] new discoveries indicate that man and dinosaurs may have lived together in the not too distant past. Modern man may have to totally rethink theories of how these great creatures fit into the history of the human race.”

There are no new discoveries made, only made-up stories, tall tales, fabrications, forgeries, hoaxes, and lies made up by creationists out of blind ignorance of the fossil, historical, and archaeological records being completely void of human and dinosaur remains mixed and interacted together. That’s it.

Taylor Doesn’t Know Dinosaurs

“What is a Dinosaur?”: Giving out the history of the word “dinosaur,” Taylor claims,

“Although the technical definition of “dinosaur” is not absolutely established, there is general agreement about which animals should be included under this title.”

He’s lying. NO scientist is clueless in knowing what is and what’s not a dinosaur. Any scientist knows exactly what a dinosaur really is and which animal should or should not be in the dinosaur’s term. Dinosaurs are a race of special reptilian\avian animals that once ruled the earth for millions of years long before there were any humans on earth. He tries to prove this point by misquoting Alan Charig (1938-1997) from his book A New Look at the Dinosaurs (1979,1983, British Museum of Natural History). According to page 15 of the book, Taylor claims it says,

“The ‘Dinosauria’ have not yet been shown to form a natural group, and it may well be that they never will – for the simple reason that the natural group in question may not have existed!”

Nope, that’s not what Allan said in the book. Here’s what Alan really said on page 15 in his book with context pieces in bold,

“There is, as yet, no evidence to suggest that the common archosaurian ansector of the Saurischia and the Ornithischia – the common ancestor of all dinosaurs – was ancestral to dinosaurs only and not also to those other, non-dinosaurian archosaurs. In other words, the ‘Dinosauria’ have not yet been shown to form a natural group, and it may well be that they never will – for the simple reason that the natural group in question may not have existed!”

When the quote is put in full context, Alan was actually dealing with archosaurian ancestors that were common ancestors to only dinosaurs and their relatives and how the evidence of their existence have yet to be found, which they now already have.

He then gives out some lists of what Taylor himself believes to be what is and what is not a dinosaur according to scientists’ “assumptions” and of some certain technical characteristics the dinosaurs have that are out-dated by many decades in some cases while in others are what Taylor makes up from his head without checking to see if what he claims is correct or not and throws them in for measure.

Taylor’s Kindergarten Dinosaur Definition>

His so-called technical characteristics of dinosaurs include (with my rebuttals to them in parentheses),

  1. Underslung legs that gave dinosaurs an erect posture. (A fully erect posture mind you.)
  2. A large hole in the bottom of their basin-shaped hip-socket (A large Hole in the bottom of their basin-shaped hip-socket? What in the world is he talking about? Does Taylor really know that the hips are made up of 3 parts; the pubis, the ilium, and the ischium? Nope. Probably not. Perhaps he’s referring to the large hole where it’s really where the thighbone is connected to. Otherwise, this is something that’s entirely made up from Taylor, the man who has no absolute knowledge of dinosaur morphology.).
  3. A secondary palate (uncharacteristic of reptiles) that permits dinosaurs to eat and breathe at the same time (In ornithopods like Camptosaurus).
  4. A fairly straight thigh bone with an in-turned head (The thigh bones in many cases are all curved, not straight. This helps dinosaurs like Struthiomimus to run better.).
  5. Two pairs of holes in the temporal region of the skull (diapsid skull).
  6. Backward-pointing knees (or elbows) of the front legs (See below.).
  7. Forward-pointing knees of the rear legs (rather than pointing sideways) (In both #6 and #7, Taylor is wrongly comparing the leg arrangements of quadruped dinosaurs with the leg arrangements of a horse. Sauropods have feet that resemble elephants. But unlike elephants, the sauropod toes in many cases are known to be clawed. He also neglects to mentioned that some dinosaurs are bipedal. The legs and feet of most quadrupeds and all bipedals resemble the legs and feet of birds, not mammals.).
  8. Front legs shorter and lighter than the rear legs (in almost every case. The exceptions are the Brachiosaurids, with front legs longer than their hind legs, and the Camerasaurids, with both front and hind legs being of the same length.).
  9. A special bone (predentary) at the chin that capped the front of the bottom jaw in some dinosaurs (the ornithischians) (They’re not the only ones that have a predentary bone in their bottom jaw. Saurodon leanus, a fish that lived during the Late Cretaceous Period within the Niobrara Sea, an inland sea that once covered the center of North America during the Cretaceous Period, in what is now Kansas, also has a predentary bone in its bottom jaw it probably have used to skim the surface of the water for food.)
  10. Land-dwelling creature, rather than marine or airborne (except birds.).

There is much, much more to the list of dinosaur groups than what is and what’s not shown on Taylor’s list.

Reference:

http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/faq/dino-faqs/pdq240.html

Taylor’s Kindergarten Classifications

The classification page: Here’s a page which shows a list of classification and taxonomy of dinosaurs. Simplistic, yet very outdated. Taylor claims,

“It is natural to try to group animals into similar types. Some animals are certainly genetically related to each other. The current animal (zoological) classification system used today is based on theories of evolutionary relationships between creatures. Evolutionists wrongly assume that ALL animals are genetically related to each other.”

None of what the evolutionists “assume” is wrong. The notion of all organisms genetically related to each other (a.k.a. Phylogeny) is based on factual evidence in which The Tree of Life site will proudly explain. Heck even creationists assume that all animals are related to each other — like clones.

He then states,

“Since Evolution is itself a theory, the detailed dinosaur classification system shown below is also theoretical – based on certain assumptions and guesswork – and thus will change. Dinosaur classification and the assumed number of dinosaur species may vary widely depending on the paleontologist.”

It is a huge lie and Taylor knows it! The classification and the taxonomy of dinosaurs is NOT made-up based on assumptions and guesswork. The classification is all based on fossilized evidence, studies of the evidence, and how scientists are comparing the fossils with each other to learn about how dinosaurs are related to each other and what dinosaur belongs to what species that are known out there. Evolution is FACT, not just a theory. It is the very, very best explanation to how did life came about (other than God) and how life change over time based on mammoth mounds of scientific evidence Creationists continuously and deliberately choose to deny.

References:

http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/comdesc/

http://www.dinosauria.com/dml/dmlf.htm

http://evolution.berkeley.edu/

http://www.progressivehumanism.com/undevltn.html

How many Species?

The species page: Here we see Taylor’s view on how many species of dinosaurs are known (all out-dated by decades),

“Estimates vary widely. We’ve seen figures between 250 and 550 or more (one research estimated a whopping 500,000 species).”

The number of 500,000 species of dinosaurs is a little over exaggerating, don’t you think? With that number, it would be totally impossible for Noah to fit them all into the ark, if there ever was such a scenario. Over 600 known dinosaur genera is known— and the number is still growing!

He went on,

“The numbers will continue to fluctuate. Many of these “different species” were actually assigned separate names based on scanty fossil evidence, sometimes only a tooth or vertebra. Dinosaur fossils are often expensive to excavate and collect. So, relatively few remains have actually been obtained by museums and paleontologists. We haven’t found any current estimates, but by the end of 1981 (according to an article in the Scientific American), there was only a total of about 5,000 fragments of dinosaur skeletons”

Taylor forgets that there are natural history museums out there that possesses mass treasure trove of dinosaur fossils either stored in their warehouse of shown on display in their halls for all to see such as the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, for instance, known for holding the world’s record of possessing a huge collection of dinosaur fossils all unearthed and either stored in lab drawers or put on displayed for the public to see.

Sure it is expensive to excavate fossils. However, The Dinosaur Society, a non-profit organization that uses donations to further dinosaur expeditions and research, takes care of the problem.

And third, what Taylor fails to mention in his book is that scientists don’t just find scrappy pieces such as fossil teeth and vertebra. They also find almost complete to complete skeletons of dinosaurs to the point where museums will have far MORE fossils to obtain and study. Even just one bone can tell scientists so much about its owner. When scientists studied the fragmentary fossils, they compared them to more complete to fully complete fossil remains of dinosaurs to determine which species the bones belongs to and work on reconstructing the dinosaurs based on those studies up from there. Thus, scientists don’t just reach a conclusion based on a single piece of bone, but a lot of bones from almost complete to fully complete fossil skeletons of dinosaurs that fill natural history museums time and time again.

The rest of the article claims that scientists are confused on how to classified and name certain fossils, which is a blatant lie, and tries to give out this following example,

“For example, many years ago dinosaur expert Othniel C. Marsh invented a sauropod family named Atlantosauridae. Into this family he placed the Brontosaurus, Apatosaurus, and Atlantosaurus. Years later, the leading classification expert A.S. Romer decided that all three of these dinosaurs, plus Titanosaurus, were the same as Apatosaurus. In 1966, he changed his mind and reported Apatosaurus was different, but Brontosaurus and Atlantosaurus were the same. Later authors felt that Apatosaurus and Brontosaurus are the same, but that Atlantosaurus is different. It has also been suggested that the Camarasaurus, Morosaurus, and Unitasaurus are all simply young forms of the Apatosaurus. The Aepisaurus and Aegyptosaurus may be the same as Titanosaurus. The same type of confusion is found among all the different main types of dinosaurs. For example, it has been suggested that Agathaumas and the Polyonax dinosaurs may be synonymous with Triceratops. Among the Carnosaurs, it is thought that Saurophagus, Ceratosaurus, Creosaurus, Dryptosaurus, Labrosaurus, Laelaps, Poecilopleuron, and Allosaurus may be the same thing – Antrodemus. At least some of the different “species” of hadrosaurs and ceratopians (particularly Triceratops) may have actually been of the same species. It is certainly possible that at least some of the variations were actually males and females of the same stock. These and many other classifications continue to be confusing and sometimes controversial.”

It seems very confusing. But what they were doing is figuring out how dinosaurs are related to each other based on fossil evidence. The more they do this through careful studies of fossil evidence, the more they learn much about dinosaurs than ever before. Because of this, the number of species will continue to only increase as new and exciting discoveries are made in both the laboratories and in the fields. No decreasing or fluctuations here.

Outdated List of dinosaur Names

List of Dinosaur names: Here we see a highly inaccurate list of dinosaur names. Some of them are in the nomen nudum and nomen dubium categories and others are not really dinosaur names at all. Aachenosaurus is actually a piece of petrified wood and Rhamphorynchus is a pterosaur. The rest are all valid names. To really know the real updated classification and the taxonomy of dinosaur check out these sites.

http://www.zoomschool.com/subjects/dinosaurs/dinoclassification/Genera.shtml

Fossil Fallacy

The fossil page; page 10-11: “Why is so little known about dinosaurs?” or so Taylor asks. To answer this, he tries to explain that the reason of this is because we only have bones and footprints that are left behind by the dinosaurs to tell us. He then explains what a fossil is, which is something like a plant and animal or an imprint of it that was buried in mud or sand that has been turned to rock. He then explains that after thousands of years, these traces will be found buried in many layers of earth. It’s evident that Taylor knows zilch about how fossils are formed in reality. Fossils are actually remains of plants and animals that have been preserved for eons, not just for thousands of years. The next page gives a list of what kinds of fossils are found.

  1. Bones
  2. Teeth
  3. Claws
  4. Spikes
  5. Horns
  6. Bony plates
  7. Eggs, sometimes with unborn babies
  8. “Gizzard” stones (gastroliths)
  9. Dung (coprolite) Footprints
  10. Imprints of skin (very rare)
  11. Stomach contents (very rare)

However, there are more to the fossils than what is shown on the list. We now have feather imprints and in extremely rare cases imprints of body organs, like in Scipionyx for instance, to be added to the list of fossils found over the years.

Fresh Fossil Spoilage

Taylor then asserts that not every dinosaur bone are all fossils. Buddy Davis, a musician and sculpture artisan, claims he allegedly found [sic] “frozen, fresh, unfossilized” dinosaur bones with ligaments still attached to them in the frozen regions of Alaska. He never demonstrated the claim, nor did he have any actual and or valid photographs taken of the fossils, His book, The (Not-so-Great) Alaskan Dinosaur Adventure only contains photos of the team and some scenic backgrounds. Not one page shows the alleged “fresh” fossils nor were they published in peer-review journals, validly photographed, and fully described on paper. If those alleged ‘fossils’ were real and authentic, scientists would be more than excited to behold the evidence first hand and publish them on papers and scientific journals.

But Brian Switek, one of the regular bloggers I often visit, posted an article about the alleged claim. Apparently, what Laelaps found out from them, after he inquired Ham and his cronies about the bones, is not really what Davis is constantly parading in his drivel. According to the email response, the bones are turning out to be fossilized remains after all! How dishonest can they get?

Scientific Mistakes

On pages 12-13, and on this page here, Taylor goes on to explain how scientists make mistakes by using an Apatosaurus story as an example. But unlike creationists, once the mistake is known, scientists quickly corrects them and make sure the mistake does not get repeated again — a direct contradiction to the creationists who live in denial and hide their mistakes from the public view. It doesn’t matter if it is exposed. They just cover them up and stupidly repeat the same mistakes over and over again in hopes no one will ever find any mistakes in their teachings.

Interpreting Fossils

Then, on pages 14-15 as well as on this page, he goes to explain how it is difficult to interpret fossils. That really all depends on fossil preservation and whether the fossil is fragmentary, partially complete or fully complete. Scientists may sometimes interpret the fossils, skeletal reconstructions, and the restorations wrong, but creationists have been known to interpret them wrong, too.

Taylor asserts that the illustrations of dinosaurs which depicts how they look and behave along with the grand stories scientists tell about them was all the result of guesswork and the imaginations of all those who never saw a living dinosaur, which is half-true. Although in some cases the images and the stories made of dinosaurs are highly conjectural (like what is depicted in Walking with Dinosaurs), the so-called grand-stories of dinosaurs are still the result of finding clues in the fossil record. Scientists unearthed, pieced together, and come up with plausible explanation based on what they found. We many never know everything about dinosaurs. Skin color and voice larynx is among the features that never fossilize. Even so, we do know much about them. He asserts that no one today has ever saw a living dinosaur. Neither did humans of ancient and prehistoric times. Except birds, the last dinosaur died out 60 million years before the first humans came about 4 million years ago.

Taylor rhetorically claims that no one also has ever found a fossil of a dinosaur with photographs and labels showing what the dinosaur is like, which is stupid because it’s exactly the same as if to assert that no one has ever found a dead body of a murdered victim with photographs and labels showing who killed that person. He even when so far to claim that every dinosaur painting is sure to contain some wrongful information. So do all the dinosaur paintings made by the Creationists themselves. The only difference is that the information YECs put into all of their paintings is completely ALL wrong and none right! He then gives out an unmerited example of an imaginative examination of finding remains of a poodle and a peacock that has been unearthed if, at the time, no one has ever saw those 2 animals alive. The bones, he claims, do not tell the whole story. Even if you are a good artist, or so he says, it will be a miracle if you can draw an accurate picture of the 2 animals just by using just the 2 skeletons and your imagination.

All in all what Taylor is claiming above is the best example of creationists dehumanizing scientists, accusing them of being wrong in everything they say and depicted in their paintings about dinosaurs while ignoring the real work scientists do in reconstructing and restoring an animal based on fossil evidence, which are made of of not just bones, but footprints, skin, feather, and organ imprints, eggs, and dung, and comparing them with plants and animals which are closely related to them. Scientists have proven themselves right in a lot of ways, including in their paintings, such as the fact that some dinosaurs have feathers despite YECs’ vain attempts to discredit them.

Taylor then claims that if scientists are able to invent a time machine, they could go back in time and observe the dinosaurs and know really what they are like and be surprised by what they saw. We would be surprised if we have a time machine to take us back to the time of the dinosaurs, but unfortunately we don’t. Even if we do, we won’t be surprised at the fact the evidence clearly tells us that the universe is 4.5 billion years old, not 6,000 years old, and that dinosaurs lived, flourished, and died millions of years ago before there were any people on earth.

References,

http://www.fieldadventures.org/alaska/colville1.html

http://www.talkorigins.org/origins/feedback/nov01.html

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fosrec/

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/index.html

http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/isgshome/iso-geochem.html

http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/isotope/isotopehome.html

Contradicting Bible Verses

On page 16 and on this page, the question is asked, ‘Where do dinosaurs come from?’ To answer this, Taylor invokes the Bible and claims that there are Dinosaurs (of non-avian types) found in the Bible and that dinosaurs were created alongside of man, which are both blatant lies. He lies even more by claiming they were made from the dust of the earth like man as told in Genesis 2;19. Thus to him, man and dinosaurs lived at the same time — at least that’s what Taylor would like for you to believe.

YECs, in their warped imagination, pretends there was such a time as dinosaurs living with man and insist falsely that what they imagine is true because the Bible says so, while in fact it don’t. The idea that the “first” dinosaurs being created from the dust of the earth did came from Genesis 2:19 where God took a handful of dust and made all of the animals for Adam to name. But there’s plenty wrong with this logic. That verse, whether the Bible Literalists want to admit it or not, contradicts Genesis 1:24 where it is said that God made the animals before man and not afterwords like verse 19 says.

Did you know there are actually 2 versions of the creation story in the Bible instead of just one? It’s true, even though some Bible scholars may say that this is nothing than a supplement of Genesis 1. Look at Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 carefully and you will find there are actually 2 versions of the creation story, not just one. Genesis 1 has the first version of the creation story and it ends in Genesis chapter 2, verse 3 and Genesis 2 has the second version of the creation story that begins in Genesis 2:4 and ends in verse 25. Don’t believe me? Look at these.

http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/gen/1.html

http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/gen/2.html

http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/contra/accounts.html

Continued…

The Great Dinosaur Mystery Solved Part 10

Ham’s Ideas Solves Not a Dang Thing

Ham says that telling people about the true history of the world and presenting the solution to the world’s problems (his way) is what his book is all about or so he thinks. To tell you the truth, his ideas and solutions to the world’s problems will not solve a dang thing! Having all people comply with Ham’s ideas will not bring a utopian society to the world— quite the opposite will happen. People who accept the opposite will be either jailed or executed and their hard earn fruits of their labor, no matter how authentic they are, will be burned, desecrated, and destroyed. Even if everyone conforms to Ham’s views, there will still be lawlessness, divorce, sexual immorality, prejudice, abuse, suicide, abortions, school shootings, violence, and everything else Ham wrongly blames evolution for.

Creationism Teaches Hate

Ham thinks he has the final solution to the problems of racism and has put them all in his One Blood book. Yet turns around and hypocritically put in segregated and prejudicial guidelines in his so-called “statements of faith” and in his AIG job offerings that excludes the following: Muslim, Jews, Islamics, old earth and progressive creationists, and anybody else he don’t like regardless of who they are. Ham is a hate monger, showing off no reasonable solutions to all the world’s problems showing off every form of hatred towards those who oppose Ham’s idiocy.

Creationism is not only of the Devil, it’s all about hate! Pure rock solid hate! This powerful article clearly confirms this to be fact as it tells about many instances of creationists persecuting those, even Christians, who don’t agree with their views in a very violent matter. Here are some other facts about some well known creationists out there who promote and advocate hate in their teachings in one form or another.

Did you know that Kent Hovind is anti-semitic? And Ham’s crackhouse is located in an area that has major problems with racial crimes, civil unrest, and the Ku Klux Klan (KKK)? Did you know that the KKK supports creationism, too? And Jack Chick, a radical fundamentalist and a Young Earth advocate has a strong hatred towards Catholics? Did you know that AIG has a policy that says they don’t allow Jews, Gays, Catholics, Jehovah’s Witness, Theistic evolutionists, and all others they don’t like into their group? Did you know that Ham hates Gays and Lesbians and slanders them as much as he slanders all other who oppose his views? And finally, did you know that Henry Morris is prejudice against black people as much as his mentor, George M. Price was during his time? I would not be surprised if I find out that ham and his cronies at his crackhouse kick out, fired, and excommunicate such people and others that don’t like, questioned, even challenged their idiocy, the very same way the Australian Church have excommunicated John Mackay from the fold according to one of Jim Lippard’s AiG/CMI schism articles. To know more about YECism and their ties to racism as well as where the so-called crackhouse is being planted at in the area of civil unrest and racial violence, see these sites.

http://noanswersingenesis.org.au/creation_and_racism.htm

http://noanswersingenesis.org.au/aig_and_racism_response.htm

http://noanswersingenesis.org.au/aig_and_racism_response2.htm

http://noanswersingenesis.org.au/aig_hypocrisy_henke.htm

http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/racism.html

http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=205

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Chick

http://www.creationtheory.org/Essays/Racism.shtml

http://www.cincinnati.com/race/

http://www.cincinnati.com/unrest/

Hovind and the KKK

There are also allegations of misconduct going on deep within Ham’s organization that caused a group of creationists to split apart from AiG several years ago and form an organization of their own called Creation Ministries International (CMI). Although for once they are very honest in what’s going on at Ham’s pad that prompted them to break away and form CMI, this doesn’t stop them from churning out one stupid lie after another about dinosaurs, morality, etc.

There will be constant continuations of family problems persisting even if everyone accepts Ham’s views, especially when husbands beat their wives and children especially when they are drunk or under the influence of dope, if they either give him a hard time, see something about them he doesn’t like, or don’t give into his overbearing, bossy, demanding ways, and much, much more. Like I said, Ham’s so-called “final solution” to the problems of evolution and “long ages” will only create more problems and solve not a dang thing.

Warped Kind of Preaching

To be honest, creationists like Ham is not really interested in preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. What they’re really interested in is preaching only young earth dogma and getting rich off of them. Nevertheless, nearly every young earth book reserve their last sections for “preaching to the choir” in one form or another. This book is no exception.

Pages 88-93, in the next section only displays a sermon made by Ham’s brother who is a fundamentalist pastor who wrote this sermon in a KJV Bible matter, an otherwise essential tool in winning souls to the Lord. But when shoehorned into the creationist dogma, it becomes a pawn to help Ham and his cronies proselytize people into believing all of their creation lies and set them all up for the fall. Once they realized this what they teach is all a myth and evolution is everything that’s totally opposite of what Ham, his brother, and others claim it is, then they will do everything creationists would tell them to and either get violent and lash out at anyone who oppose their views, denounced their Christian Faith and become either atheists, Buddhists, Wiccans, or any other believer in a cult religion, or take on a much different kind of a Christian Faith after they put up a struggle over their walk in the Christian faith causing them to argue with themselves and God to the point of cursing Him and telling Him to #@$% off and die and be devastated over the damage that has been done to them, no thanks to the likes of Ham. If Ham is a Christian, which it is highly doubtful, then he is among the lost sheep; wayward, carnal types who says they are of God, but walk in the ways of the world (sinful society), spreading lies and deception for money, power, and personal gain as well as compromising here and there. Speaking of compromising…

The Real Compromisers

Creationists like Ham accuses evolutionists who are Christians of compromising good and evil. In Ham’s eyes, creation=good evolution=evil, never mind the real compromiser who wrote this propaganda book. An example of this is on Pages 94-95 featuring an unlikely conversation between a father and a son in a fictional “compromising” family. Ham thinks this is the case in many homes of those who compromises science and the Bible and declares that a self-proclaimed Christian Dad, who advocates young earthism understands that all of his (sic) knowledge built on (in large capital letters) the Bible does (in large capital letters) have all of the answers (in large capital letters), which he don’t- lots (in large capital letters) of answers (all false, dishonest and untruthful) to not just questions on dinosaurs, but answers about basic questions about life and the universe- all dishonest, untruthful and full of ignorance, lies, and slander.

Sorry Ham. Even having the knowledge built on the Bible will not help the Christian Dad achieve all reasonable answers. He’ll become just as confused and clueless as the imaginary “compromising” stereotype. Even the Christian Dad will know nothing of what to say, have deadness in his life, and can’t explain and defend his supposed bible knowledge in the light of valid scientific evidence and just talk away to give the people, whom he is talking to, the impression that they don’t have to take the bible seriously. Especially since he only takes one part of the Bible, as distorted by Ham, seriously while ignoring everything else the Bible says that debunks Ham’s idiocy hands down. The Christian Dad whose knowledge is actually built on ignorance and distortions of the Bible is no different than the supposed Compromising Dad as pictured by Ham.

The real difference between families who accept Ham’s stupid lies and ignorance and families who reject Ham’s lies and ignorance is that families who reject Ham’s lies have no problems accepting science, evolution, and the Bible. They don’t even find anything confusing about it. The only thing that does bring on the confusion to the people about science and the Bible is the creationists themselves who offer no knowledge and reasonable answers to any issue concerning science and morality.

Families who accepts Ham’s idiocies have major problems dealing with insurmountable evidence that destroys their fairy tale beliefs. So they embrace ignorance, denial, and have faith in hopes that such evidence that destroys their little world goes away (which it won’t) and have all the lies Ham tells to them are true.

The So-Called Millions of Years of Death and Suffering

Ham, also in this section, tries to scare the reader into not becoming like the Gap Theorists, Theistic Evolutionists, Old Earth Creationists, and Progressive Creationists simply because they accept the concept of worldwide unending venatio made up of only death, bloodshed, disease, and suffering, just as depicted in so many science fiction films and comics, occurring before Adam’s sin, while forgetting deliberately that the fossil record is void of anything similar to the scenarios seen inside the Roman Colosseum during the time of the Roman Empire and death and suffering did occurred before Adam sinned when plants suffered and die when devoured by an menagerie of sickly, sweet animals. If none of such unpleasantries occurred, then God would have wasted his creative hands creating things to help fight back against pain, suffering, bloodshed, and disease.

Death, pain, suffering, and everything else supposedly bad is all a necessary part of life. If they’re all evil, then so is God. God created those things along with everything else good and bad to benefit us and the whole world in a very special way.

Pain serves as a defensive weapon against certain things that hot, sharp, and much too dangerous for people to handle inside and out. Look at this example of how no pain is very bad, there are children out there who are born with the disability that causes the nerves inside their bodies to be completely void of pain. You may think it’s a nice concept but it’s not. Here is an article that tells about a boy who has a major problem with no pain in his body. After you read this article about the boy, you will come to realize that not only the no-pain-before-the-Fall claim is indeed blatantly flawed to the core, but you will agree that no pain is indeed Hell as the title puts it.

Rich Deem, webmaster of godandscience.org (he doesn’t agree with evolution, but he is against young earthism.) has a page that contains an article that tells of the difference between what YECs think about death and suffering and what death and suffering is all about, how people throughout history, even to this very day, unlike animals, have been known and is still, to this day, known now to behave very much, much, more worse than animals, despite what YECs like Ham preaches, and how pain and suffering is vital to our survival. You can view 2 of Rich’s articles here and here.

The Real Record of Death, Bloodshed, Disease, and Suffering

Please keep in mind that the only record that does have death, bloodshed, disease, and suffering is the religious record, not the fossil record. You won’t see the things in the fossil record that you will see in the records involving a pope starting the Crusades which involves killing innocent people by the thousands, a queen as well as a pope establishing an inquisition to help “purify” the souls of men through torture devices such as the rack and the strapado, and a expedition to the New World that involves killing, raping, and burning innocent Native Americans to name a few of the countless incidents of atrocities being committed all in the name of religion. To know more of atrocities committed in the past all in the name of Christian religion, click here.

Ham also stated that they also believe that Noah’s Flood happened locally instead of globally, which is nothing wrong with that despite what Ham believes. Just ask the Titanic explorers who also found evidence of Noah’s Flood in the area of the Black Sea that took place 7,500 years ago.

The “Enemies of God” according to YECs

The truth is that Ham along with all other young earth creationists are compromisers themselves, being completely everything they accuse Gap Theorists, Theistic Evolutionists, Old Earth Creationists, and Progressive Creationists of with no exception. They’re also hypocrites, too. Hypocrites who are greedy for power, money, and leadership. In an bigoted attitude no different from other religious cults who declares that everyone who don’t agree with their views are headed for Hell, including cults lead by abusive and destructive pastors like this doomsday cult leader for instance, Ham declares that anyone who are against his views is a compromiser, and of the Devil’s children. Christian and non-Christian, it doesn’t matter. According to Ham, all are “enemies of God” when they reject their teachings. Such people according to Ham are destined for Hell while the YECs and their followers will going through the pearly gates into Paradise all made in the way they wanted it…. or so they believe. Fortunately, Christianity does NOT work that way.

Ham without exception is everything he accuses all those who don’t agree with his views of, including being “willfully ignorant.” Also he is not God! It is not for him and all of us to decide whether or not people go to either Heaven or Hell because they either accept or reject his 6,000 year lie. Only God can decide whether people can go to Heaven or Hell. And He’ll do that only for reasons that have zero to do with whether one believes the 6,000 year lie or not and everything to do with whether one truly knows and accepts His Son as Lord and Savior or not.

This kind of attitude Ham displays in all of his propaganda literature is entirely no different than the attitudes of other radical religious cult leaders who hold people especially women and children against their will and used them for sex, regards certain peoples like Jews, Muslims, Catholics, and Islamic groups as “Enemies of God”, and angrily threaten Hell, death, and damnation if a person in their group refuses to comply to their legalistic ways and leave their fold for good. Everything Ham displays in this propaganda book is entirely unbiblical, untruthful, and dangerous. This what Ham advocate will only destroy the Christian Faith instead of building it.

Appendix A

Now we get to Appendix A of the book that contains scores of what he calls “Dinosaur Facts,” which is really more of Dinosaur Myths than facts, where on pages 97-144 contain a whole list of quotes and excerpts from real dinosaur books and from creationist materials as well. All the better to plant a false notion in ones head that this is a science book while it’s not. All of the quotes taken from real dinosaur literature, that are all outdated by 5, 10, 20, even 30 years or more, has been taken out of context, fabricated, and twisted to fit the views of the YECs. In some cases, Ham tries to slanderously nitpick at certain areas of some normal dinosaur books in an effort to try to prove to the reader of how flawed their science is while hiding his own loose branches and firewood from his own “family tree.”

Family Tree falsehood

One example of Ham’s nitpicking is on page 114 where he nitpicks on a popular dinosaur book, David Norman’s The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs (1985) and David Lambert’s A Field Guide to Dinosaurs (1990). This is where he falsely claim of missing gaps or branches that are not filled in the dinosaur family tree charts that involves reptiles that lived before dinosaurs and a family tree of dinosaurs themselves. He claims the period around 230 million years ago has absolutely (in large capital letters) no connections to any of the branches, just hypothetical lines. Mockingly, He says that in real life, you won’t have a tree but, instead, a nice pile of firewood or a bunch of loose twigs on the ground just like Creationist Taz Walker’s own tree of life.

What Ham claims is an outright, blatant falsehood. The family tree chart on page 21 came from an old 20 year outdated book written by David Norman and the other one was written by David Lambert 15 years ago. The reason there are seemingly connected hypothetical lines in the chart is because scientists are trying to figure out how the animals evolve based on fossil evidence. This is what they come up with thus far. No doubt, much of the so-called gaps are filled and the family tree of reptiles gets modified when scientific studies gets updated by fossil discoveries that are made in the fields as well as in laboratories. The only real life scenario where no one has a tree, but a nice pile of firewood or jumbled sticks lying on the ground is the creationists themselves (See Taz Walker’s pruning of the Dinosaur Family Tree into firewood to prove his own Dinosaur Fairy Tale for best example of this.) who dredges up the family tree falsehood just to ignore the evidence for ancient reptilian lineage that spans 250 million years, evolutionary style.

Distortions of Medieval Literature

And that’s not all. There are also Bible verses found in there, also taken out of context and interpreted wrongly along with old ancient manuscripts that are fabricated, invalid, outdated by centuries, and completely unreliable. Including a claim made up by a creationist on page 120, who made up a faulty book called After The Flood (1995) which features a chapter that claims of having overwhelming, yet false evidences of dinosaurs and dinosaur like creatures existing in European Danish and Anglo-Saxon countries during medieval times that has never existed [my emphases]. These are all nothing but fabrications made up by the YECs who took out of context certain bits and pieces of Medieval artwork out of context. Especially small cropped up bits of some certain church carvings of fighting or playing mammals (Possibly coming from ruins of an old Greek or Roman building dated to days of Ancient Rome.) that depicts a horse fighting off a wild cat. This is what YECs wrongfully brand as so-called “quadruped” dinosaurs while they’re in fact modern animals resemble horses and large felines. Whether it’s old literature, especially an old mythic poem about Beowulf and his battle with Grendel, who was actually an ogre, sculptures, or other artifacts involving dragons, there is no doubt that the creationists took them all, distorted, and fabricate them to fit their narrow minded beliefs. See my previous posts for rebuttals to Cooper’s dragon claim.

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Misrepresenting Peter Wellnhofer

They also misrepresented Peter Wellnhofer, who wrote a book called Pterosaurs: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Prehistoric Flying Reptiles (1991) who says that sightings of fossil remains of pterosaurs and other fossils may helped to fuel the people’s belief in dragons. What Peter gave out in his book is what creationists claim to be evidences of live Pterosaurs being sighted by the people who lived during Medieval times. This is false. Peter never meant that when he gave out some examples of dragons stories found on page 20-21 in his book. Apparently, the creationists have taken those stories out of context and fabricated them to fit their beliefs. Honestly, I don’t have the book, so I consulted a friend online who says that he has the book and shows me that Peter is not giving out any evidence of pterosaurs the way YECs wanted it. Instead, Peter is really telling the readers that none of the stories he tells about dragons have anything to do with live pterosaur findings. Here is what Peter has to say about the examples he gave out on page 21,

“However, none of these concepts of dragons has anything to do with pterosaur fossil finds. Even when they really were based on fossilized remains, the wings are always represented as bird like or bat-like. Actual pterosaur fossils could hardly have given rise to dragon legends, as the significance of such remains was disputed as late as the early nineteenth century, when scientific investigation had already begun.”

None of the dragons told in the stories have features that match that of pterosaurs such as hairy bodies, wings that are supported with one elongated finger, and a gorilla-like body. What the YECs put in their literature and websites are not at all full text article, but just large, fully distorted out-of-context excerpts that are mined from Peter’s book and twisted to fit Ham’s beliefs.

Much of what is in the Appendix will do you no good in giving you a reference to anything about dinosaurs you want due to distortions, fabrications, and out-of-text quotes where the YECs would leave out stuff that refutes their fantasy claims, and use unreliable, outdated, imaginative, made up tales and literature and art from medieval times to vainly prove their myth to be a reality. This web page below contain links to websites that debunks scores of quote mining claims made up by YECs like Ham who takes scores of creative liberties to fabricate them to fit his beliefs.

http://noanswersingenesis.org.au/creationist_out_of_context_quotes.htm

Appendix B

Appendix B on pages 145-151 contains just references to real dinosaur books that are out there that can in most cases be checked out at a local library. Ironic isn’t it for Ham to refer these when he uses them as punching bags as well as quote mining in an effort to vainly refute all of the facts therein.

The Last Pages

Now we get to the last pages that contains both snail-mail address and e-mail address to their idiot website and headquarters on page 152, a list of YEC books to read on pages 153-154 with all flaws found in them and finally a list of credits containing who illustrated and photograph the images found in the book on page 155.

Conclusion

This book, falsely branded as a science book, will do you NO good in researching dinosaurs. It solves nothing and explain nothing of what Ham claims about dinosaurs and the bible. All throughout the propaganda book, Ham tries to claim that the Bible has all the answers to everything science, including dinosaurs, but what he claims is entirely false. The Bible does not have all the answers to everything science including dinosaurs and evolution because the Bible is written long before anyone knew anything science, dinosaurs, and evolution. Thus, the Bible never really said anything about them to begin with.

Despite his idiotic assertions, he only proved time and time again that every claim he made are all nothing more than direct fabrications, propaganda, bible distortions, scores of hate mongering, exploitations of dinosaurs, lies, slander, false accusations, bearing false witness, and blatant outright hypocrisy that explains and solve not a dang thing. Ham, however, seems to be trying to change all that by seeing some of the error of the creationists’ ways and create this page on his idiot site that lists the arguments he thinks young earth charlatans like him should not use. Although I think what he did is a good idea for once, he’s still no different than the other YECs. He still continues to use the ones that should have been on that list, such as the Dinosaurs-living-with-man fallacy, the dinosaurs-are-dragons-and-vice-versa fallacies, the all-dinosaurs-were-vegetarians fallacy, the evolution-being-the-source-of-all-the-world’s-evils fallacy, the evolution-teaches-we-came-from-animals-and-it’s-ok-to-have-an-abortion fallacy and other fallacies he touts from time to time. But, in spite of the article, one must always be highly aware of the amount of integrity of Ham and all other YECs have when it comes to their actions, thinking, and morality – they have none!

The Great Dinosaur Mystery Solved Part 8

Major Derailment of the Subject

Starting on page 78 and ending on page 95, Ham goes totally out of his mind by shoehorning morality into the dinosaur issue it don’t belong, throwing away the dinosaur subject so he can get on with his psychotic, demagogic rants. The rest of his book only comes to show just how Ken Ham won’t care about dinosaurs, being no different than any abusive, destructive, bigoted church pastor who uses video games, Jewish people, Rock n’ Roll and other types of cultural icons, people of different races, and certain movements as scapegoats for all the bad things going on in the world and for people being turned off from church and religion, while being blind and ignorant to their own actions, rants, and dogma that are the real culprits and factors behind the complete rejection of the Christian church, Christianity in general, and all atrocities committed against society.

A Word of Note: Any dinosaur book that contains more of slander, lies, idiocy, threats, demagogic, religious-style rants, and moral issues rather than focusing on the subject of dinosaurs and their world according to fossil evidence only is not, repeat, is not a true dinosaur book.

Ham doesn’t care about dinosaurs. He only uses them as a pawn to take advantage of children loving dinosaurs and use them to proselytize them into believing all his stupid lies.

It don’t matter

In my opinion, religious fanaticism and extremism is the real reason why there are atheists in the world. Anyone who promotes Christianity, yet don’t practice what they preached, is a sure fire way to turn people off from the Church and Christianity as a whole. Especially when one hears some malicious rants like what Ham displays on page 78 in the next segment entitled, Why Does It Matter? (Answer: It don’t) where Ham twaddles away about how immorality came about,

“Although dinosaurs are fascinating, some readers may say, ‘Why are dinosaurs such a big deal? Surely there are many more important issues to deal with in today’s world, such as abortion, family breakdown, racism, promiscuity, dishonesty, homosexual behavior, euthanasia, suicide, lawlessness, pornography, and so on. In fact, we should be telling people about the gospel of Jesus Christ, not worrying about side issues like dinosaurs.’”

Dinosaurs have absolutely zero to do with moral and Biblical issues. That’s way off the subject of dinosaurs and he knows it. I don’t know why creationists have to shoehorn moral issues into the subject of dinosaurs that has no part of and no saying in any moral issue whatsoever.

Actually, the evolutionary teachings on dinosaurs that pervade society do have a great bearing on why many will not listen to the gospel, and thus why social problems abound today. If they don’t believe the history in the Bible, why would anyone trust its moral aspects and message of salvation?”

One doesn’t need to believe what really translates to “My [Ham’s] history of the Bible” to trust any moral aspects and the message of salvation. We don’t need to believe and accept the 6,000 year lie to know the message of salvation and trust the moral aspects of the Bible. Ham’s stupid lies and his abuse and distortion of the Bible does plenty to denigrate morality, the Bible, and Christianity as a whole. While being blind to his own flaws, what he teach leads people into committing such atrocities, thus setting them up for the fall from grace just as Ham will show to us how,

“If we accept the evolutionary teachings on dinosaurs, then we must accept that the Bible’s account of history is false. If the Bible is wrong in this area, then it is not the Word of God and we can ignore everything else it says that we find inconvenient.”

In other words, if what Ham teaches is found to be false, then kill, murder, rape, rebel, show no respect for parents and/or elders, steal, behave like mindless, savage animals, be like the people living in Pakistan who went berserk the moment after Benazir Bhutto was assassinated, etc, etc. Here, Ham is using the [sic] “evolutionary teachings” of dinosaurs as a scapegoat for all the bad things in the world while being blind to the fact that it is really his own teachings that encourages people to commit crimes the moment they find what evolutionists is saying about earth’s long history, dinosaurs, and evolution is entirely true all along.

A False Image

Teaching evolution and morality the creationist way is the result of grossly misinterpreting and misrepresenting Darwin’s writings and equating it with Social Darwinism, a term outside of Darwin’s writings that teaches that “might makes right” and “only the strong survives.” The reason creationists does this is because the phrase “Social Darwinism” just simply has the word “Darwin” in it.

That’s no reason to oppose evolution and use it as a scapegoat for all of the world’s atrocities and rely on empty, false promises of a good, happy life if everyone rejects evolution and “millions of years.”

An example of how Ham is making false promises that won’t come true comes from the lower left hand corner of the page, where a false image is shown depicting 2 stacks of stone blocks listing the supposed attributes that associates with both creation and evolution. The creation stack is alleged to have good quality attributes while evolution stack on the other side is allegedly shown to have only bad qualities.

There’s nothing in all of evolution that says anything that will lead a person to commit atrocities like abortion, homosexuality, pornography, lawlessness, and engage in man’s fallible opinion which is what creationism exactly is. Creationism is man’s fallible opinion. One of many fallible opinions of man that does lead people into committing atrocities and so much more. The reason YECs blame evolution on the world’s evils is to hide the crimes they brought on themselves.

In all of his worthless materials and his crackhouse, Ham promises that everyone will have the meaning of life, the answer to all life’s problems and dilemmas, high standards, family unity, joy, and happiness if they reject evolution and “millions of years” and accept the 6,000 year lie. Thus, giving the reader a false impression that if we eliminate the teaching of evolution and “long ages” from all educational institutions, schools, and facilities, then life would be just picture perfect like what is shown on television in the 1950s’ and 60s’ in forms of Leave it to Beaver, The Donna Reed Show, I love Lucy and The Andy Griffith Show with no signs of abortion, family breakdowns, racism, promiscuity, dishonesty, homosexual behavior, euthanasia, suicide, lawlessness, pornography, and other forms of evils anywhere in the world. Sorry, Ham. It won’t work.

His ideas of a picture perfect world will solve not a dang thing. What is shown in his crackhouse will still be prevalent all over the world even when evolution and “long ages” gets eliminated from schools. In fact such atrocities are largely prevalent in especially Christian nations and communities that reject Darwin’s Theory of Evolution and “long ages.” Every atrocity including lawlessness, divorce, mass murders, suicide, etc. has been going on and on ever since the Dawn of Man. Not in rare occurrences, but in huge, vast, widespread common occurrences all over the earth. Even before Darwin was born, there was abortion, homosexuality, pornography, lawlessness, and engagement of man’s fallible opinions— all atrocities brought on by all sorts of reasons other than evolution.

Right and Wrong

Nothing is defensible about Ham and his falsehoods, not to mention the way he quote mine the Bible by taking certain verses out of context and twist them to fit his own views about it, just like what he does to these verses from Mathew 19:16-17, which, in full context, tells the story about the rich young man who wanted to follow Jesus. But his riches got in the way of having a full intimacy with Him.

This verse is found on Page 79, which asks “Why is there a right and a wrong?” Answer: Why are you asking him that? He doesn’t know right from wrong when it comes to his mouth, thinking, delusions, and his own gullibility! Does he think he can get away with telling lies in God’s name, slander, putting people down, insulting, slamming, falsely accusing them of wrong, being a hypocrite and intolerant, cutting them down, hurting them, bearing false witness, making threats (even of death), bibliolatry, segregating, and being prejudice towards towards certain people he himself doesn’t like? He may think so, But I don’t! What he thinks Christianity should be and what Christianity really should be is 2 different things. Christianity is all about accepting Christ as Lord and Savior, follow the greatest commandment of all (Mark 12:28-34), and have a personal relationship with Him. That’s it! No other else, not even YECism will do.

Ham’s Scare Tactic

Next Ham tries to scare the reader, saying that being taught about the natural process is the same as being taught that there is no God. Only an idiot would believe that! Such teachings blind people to the fact that even creationists teach evolution themselves only when it suites them. Only the teachings of creation is the same as teaching that there’s no God. Ham claims,

“If everything made itself through natural processes—without God—then God does not own us and has no right to tell us how to live. “In fact, God does not really exist in this way of thinking, so there is no absolute basis for morality.”

If that’s the case, then how do you explain so many evolutionists who are highly devoted Christians, Ham or is this your way of showing hatred and contempt towards them by branding even the most devoted of Christians as “godless secularists” out of your contemptuous hatred towards them? Like all young earthers, Ham has been indoctrinated into hating anyone, even scientists, who oppose the 6,000 year lie, branding them all as godless secularists all because they reject young earth creationism all the way, stating without shame that these godless evolutionists have all fall under God’s judgment while being engross in ignorance of the teachings of young earth creationism being truly the one that’s leading people to say “There is no God, anything goes, and that we can behave like mindless savages whenever we like.” at the same time.

Even when God does own us and has the right to tell us how to live, that still doesn’t deny us the fact that God also gave us freewill along with the ability to reason, to question everything, to discern things we don’t agree with, and have free thought. If all these things are wrong, then why did He gave us such things to begin with? Why is there verses in the Bible that openly condone reason, condemn legalism, false teaching, and Church abuse? Why is there verses in the Bible that openly uphold wisdom and knowledge and condemn ignorance? Even with God, this doesn’t stop the religious, even Christians, especially pastors, clergymen who are all mentally sick, spiritual leaders from committing acts of atrocities while preaching peace and morality to their congregation on a Sunday bases. What Ham displays in the article is nothing more than a hypocritical scare tactic to keep his followers in line and prevent them from turning away from him so he can maintain his power and control over them and their wealth. Ham’s ministry is all about wealth and power, not God.

“Without God, anything goes—concepts of right and wrong are just a matter of opinion.”

Even with God, anything goes. Every concept of right and wrong are all the matters of everyone, including wayward Christians like the demagogue preachers who demand their followers to live by their ways and their rules regardless of what the Bible really say about right and wrong. All abusive and destructive churches should be held accountable for destroying the Christian Faith and ruining the lives of everyone attending their church. In such churches, pastors would shout out threats of death and Hell to anyone who dance, wear make-up, divorce, leave their church, commit suicide, question and challenge their authority, go to innocent places like the mall, and much more. They even would insinuate themselves into having sex with children, including toddlers and young adults, and even entice their husbands to beat their wives and children if they don’t meet up with their demands. They’re just as malicious and hateful towards women as Ham and his cronies are towards everyone who oppose their views (see Mojoey’s Deep Thoughts for scores of the best examples of this). And it clearly shows whenever they go about slandering evolutionists and supporters of evolution from all walks of life just for kicks.

“And without a basis for morality, there is no such thing as sin. And no sin means that there is no need to fear God’s judgment and there is no need for the Savior, Jesus Christ.”

Really? If so, then things must have been really bad in the Garden of Eden where there was no basis for morality and no fear of God, who set them all up for the Fall, dishing out judgment on all because all animals and people at any moment because they were highly immoral before Adam sinned.

Not all Christians act badly, however. Anyone, including me, must always keep in mind that not all Christians, including church pastors, behave badly. Just because some Christians and pastors behave badly doesn’t mean all Christians and pastors behave the same way. There are great, many, countless multitudes of Christians, including pastors, out there who are among the most well behaved people in the world, knowing right from wrong, do their best to follow Christian Principles and stay out of trouble, and never allowing pathetically sick psychos like Ken Ham to rule over their lives with their demagogic rants and their abusive behavior. These people would rather shun radical, legalistic extremism than allowing themselves to be enslaved by them.

They’re not the only ones, though. There are also countless scores of Atheists, Muslims, Jews, Islam and all other types of non-wayward religious groups out there who are very high in morals, too. They know right from wrong, shun extremism, and do their best to follow the right principles and stay out of trouble. These non-wayward people, Christian and non-Christian alike, all live very happy lives and would much rather avoid living a miserable life under the influence of religious extremists than be indoctrinated by the likes of Osama Bin Laden, Ken Ham, Kent Hovind, and Bill Gothard who may have been the one responsible for leading 2 people into murdering children and several other people on Christmas Eve 2008 – and these 2 criminals came from strong Christian homes and were homeschooled! Not following the teachings of Christ is no good reason why do even the most strongly devoted Christians sin.

Sometimes, just because a person comes from a strong Christian family doesn’t mean he/she is a high moral person. I remembered when I was listening to a Christian radio station and hearing about James Dobson of Focus on the Family who is baffled by why some people who come from strong Christian homes turn to a life of crime while those who come from bad homes are well behaved with the intent to pursue a high moral, law abiding life. If he would’ve looked further, then he will find that the answer comes from those who came from strong Christian families that has been indoctrinated into embracing abusive, destructive doctrines taught by wayward pastors, like Ham himself and the pastor who heavily influenced the 2 people who killed several people on Christmas Eve 2008, and those who escape from their abusive parents and/or relatives and get proper help, justice, and rehabilitation to the point where they make a serious commitment to refuse to follow in their parents footsteps and live the same miserable life their parents lived (i.e. Refrain from alcohol, drugs, violence, and destructive churches, find peaceful ways to handle anger, write inspiring memoirs of their experience and how they fought back, etc.).

Marriage

If a dinosaur book contains irrelevant subjects like marriage inside it, then it’s not a true dinosaur book. For a true dinosaur book don’t include subjects that are entirely irrelevant to the subject of dinosaurs. But leave it to Ham to stupidly shoehorn the subject of marriage into an issue it doesn’t belong in! On pages 80 and 81, YECs, like all homophobics, Christian and non Christian, greatly opposes homosexuality. Here, Ham tells the reader about the biblical establishments by God, through the creation of Adam and Eve, of the concept of one man and one woman to go hand and hand in matrimony for life. Nothing wrong with that as long as he’s not wrongly blaming evolution for homosexuality, divorces and break-ups.

Unfortunately he does. Out of pure stupidity and ignorance of the real reason why marriages end up in divorce, Ham claims that the teachings of evolution is what’s causing families to breakdown and divorce to happen because to him it teaches (falsely) that humans aren’t worth anything and are without any meaning or purpose in life since they came from the “lower animals” instead of God.

This is one of the claims I heard from his mouth when I first heard him on a Christian radio station many years ago. That claim Ham made is so stupid and downright false. It’s all made up out of total ignorance of the real reason why divorces and family breakdowns happen that has absolutely zero to do with evolution and everything to do with abuse, adultery, alcoholism, financial problems, selfish behavior, drug addiction, desertion, gambling, and addiction. Plus, the reason why some people chose to be either gay or lesbian has not to do with evolution, but to fulfill a sexual void in their lives that are not being met in the usual way. Obviously, they are not satisfy with the usual way of love and wanted to fulfill love a different way they think would satisfy them and I guess that how the concept of gay and lesbian came about. Sickening it is in a Christian’s eye, but it has nothing to do with evolution.

No Attack on Christianity

Now Ham on page 82, engages in emotion pleadings and brings on the falsehood that says the normal evolutionary teaching of dinosaurs is an attack on the foundations of Christianity. Wrong! The evolutionary teaching of dinosaurs only attacks Ham’s own blatant ignorance and blind stupidity with hardcore factual evidence that destroys his fairyland stories about anything from plant-eating T.rex to Baryonyx as a dragon.

To Ham, Genesis is the foundation of Christianity, assuming that since Genesis is the first book of the bible that tells about the beginning of everything, then the foundation of Christianity must be the book of Genesis itself because it serves as the beginning of everything including the world. Wrong again, Ham! First, creationism has no foundation, no establishment, nothing! Secondly, the real foundations of Christianity is Our Lord Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ alone as told in John 1,

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Ham, in all of his ignorant glory however, would still like to make the reader think that the foundations of Christianity is his stupid distorted book of Genesis and tries to invoke Psalms 11:3 he rips out of context and twisted it around to fit his own views to justify his claim. Psalms 11 in full text tells of David acknowledging the Lord as a refuge as well as defense. It has nothing to do with Ham’s faux-god Genesis book.

There are scores and scores of people, including myself, who without exception read and enjoyed great multitudes of dinosaur books and watched great multitudes of dinosaur TV shows without being lead away from God through them. There is no evidence or instances of dinosaur paraphernalia and natural history museums being responsible of leading people away from God.

He also brought along a non-sequitor remark about if one part of the Bible is undermined, then all of the Bible is undermined. No, Ham. What is really being undermined is the creationists’ own distortions of the Bible, not the book itself. Ham thinks that all of the foundations of Christianity, of clothes (Which is entirely of society, not of evolution.), governments, marriage, nations, culture, life, death, and sin are found in the book of Genesis which he falsely called “God’s Word” while ignoring the real foundations of Christianity who is God alone.

No Attack on The Gospel

More emotional pleadings is the theme on page 83, where in the next segment entitled Millions of Years and the Gospel, Ham claims,

“The teaching that dinosaurs lived and died millions of years before man directly attacks the foundations of the gospel in another way.”

It don’t and Ham knows it. The only thing that is an attack on the foundations of the gospel is Ham’s own young earth scheme and his ability to set gullible Christians up for the fall from grace.

“The fossil record, of which dinosaurs form a part, documents death, disease, suffering, cruelty, and brutality. It is a very ugly record. Allowing for millions of years in the fossil layers means accepting death, bloodshed, disease, and suffering before Adam’s sin.”

If what he claims to be the case than how does he explain the instances of animals dying of disease and while engaging in mortal combat being extremely rare in the fossil record? How is the fossil record an ugly record, Ham or is this your way of making the fossil record be what you want it to be while ignoring the real ugly record of Christian History? Only Christian History and the concept of thousands of years is both the real truly ugly record which documents death, disease, suffering, cruelty and brutality, and everything else Ham claims the fossil record documents while it in fact don’t.

Even death, bloodshed, suffering, cruelty, and brutality happened before Adam sinned when the animals made the plants kingdom suffer by shedding plant blood, which is sap and leghemoglobin, and no decay ever occurred to cause animals and people to suffer problems from indigestion and maintain the lives of worms and plants that feed on decaying matter. If no death and disease occurred before the Fall then it would be useless to have the Tree of Life planted in the Garden and white blood cells inside the human body to fight off disease and illness. Ham has yet to explain logically why did God created parasites along with everything else He created without resorting to “they’re degenerate beings that appeared after the Fall” crap. When God created everything in the beginning, He created things that caused people harm, suffering, and pain including predators, diseases, parasites, storms, venom, and sharp objects. You can’t expect God to be a just doting god who only makes worlds one see in a fairy tale book where teddy bears frolic and prince and princesses lived happily ever after, you know.

This remark by Ham can give one a false impression that the evolutionary account in the fossil record documents an endless worldwide venatio (Latin word for “hunt”) where all life is constantly at each other’s throat as seen in the Roman Colosseum during the time of the Roman Empire. It’s obvious Ham and others have been getting ideas for their idiocy by watching too many sci-fi movies depicting savage dinosaurs, prehistoric life, and warring cavemen constantly at each others’ throats in a venatio-style world, which the real fossil record completely depicts none of. The fossil record in reality is a fascinating account of life that spans billions (not millions) of years of life.

Throughout the long period of 3.8 billion years, all sorts of animal life have evolved, flourished, and died out only to be replaced by another form of animal life that have developed to fill in the niches previous extinct forms have left behind. And throughout all this 3.8 billion year history of life on Earth, no other animal can do acts of bloodshed, violence, cruelty, spread disease and brutality than humans. Humans are in fact the only beings in the world that tend to behave a trillion time more worse than all animals living and extinct put together. No other animal can shed blood, destroy environments, pollute water, air, and land, spread fear, brutality and terror the way humans do. When it comes to violence, immorality, and bloodshed, you can bet the humans race has truly mastered all three of them.