FEATHERED DINOSAURS? Don’t feathered dinosaurs prove that birds evolved from dinosaurs?

…birds, but do have feathers. The question to ask about these is: Are they dinosaurs? Are they dinosaurs? One of these was a creature named Caudipteryx, which was reported in 1998 as a feathered dinosaur, because it seemed to have feathers on its tail. However, the rest of the fossil reminded us of a large running bird, like an emu or ostrich. In 1998 we wrote in the Creation Research print newsletter that we believed this was not a dinosaur, but…

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DINOSAURS: If the Bible is true why doesn’t it mention dinosaurs?

…ike. Owen may have invented the name, but he was not the first to discover dinosaurs, so who did? Discovering Dinosaurs In the early 1800’s, the Anglican Rev William Buckland lived in Corpus Christi College UK, and had obtained fossil bones found in 1815 at Stonesfield Quarry. After discussion with the French Palaeontologist Cuvier, Buckland concluded the bones belonged to a large lizard like creature and Buckland set out to obtain as much of the…

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Theropod Dinosaurs

DINOSAURS: Were they on Noah’s ark? If so, what happened to them?

…kind. Joining the dots we see climate change induced by the flood took the dinosaurs from a very moderate planet to one which had extremes of heat and cold. Some present-day cold-blooded reptiles are known to be dependent on the temperature for the sex of their eggs. Crocodile eggs for instance hatch only males if the temperature is too cold. Put that in the biblical context which records ice and snow appearing on the planet by the days of Job (po…

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DINOSAURS: How could Noah have fitted such huge animals on the Ark?

…then so are sea snakes and crocodiles. Increasingly there is evidence some Dinosaurs lived along the edge of the water (fresh or salt ) where they used the buoyancy of water to hold up their massive weight. Be worth keeping your eye on that research to see where it goes next. But meanwhile the sceptics’ Brachiosaurus did not arrive as a four story high monster to trying to ruin a three story high boat. He and she arrived as juveniles whose long ta…

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DINOSAURS: What real evidence do you have they were buried rapidly? Don’t just say Noah’s flood.

…re rarely broken or smashed up. Even mass death of in today’s world seldom results in any vast burial zones let alone produces any fossils. Yet dinosaur bones were buried and preserved in vast numbers. Secondly dinosaur bones are usually interpreted as having come from creatures that lived and died in the spot they were found in, but how valid is this? We all know that creatures that die and get slowly buried soon fall apart. Skulls disconnect fro…

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Brontosaurus

BRONTOSAURUS: Why do you continue to use the dinosaur name Brontosaurus which is defunct?

…e can now report Brontosaurus is ‘officially’ back. A little more detailed search reveals that in 1870 a team of fossil hunters led by Othniel Charles Marsh found two long necked sauropod dinosaurs to which they gave the splendid names of Apatosaurus ajax (meaning “deceptive lizard”), and Brontosaurus excelsus (meaning “thunder lizard”). Several years later, after Marsh had died, palaeontologists from Field Museum of Chicago found another dinosaur…

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FIRE BREATHING DRAGONS: How could dragons/dinosaurs breathe out flames without burning themselves?

…damaged the farmer more than the sheep. So for fire breathing dragons, aka dinosaurs, let us start by suggesting that the methane generated by eating green plants (since all creatures were originally vegetarian) was suddenly expelled across an organo-electric source, generated by a sophisticated nervous system (as in the electric eel) and probably situated on or near the mouth or gas releasing orifice or even a safe distance from the orifice such…

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DINOSAURS: Tissue and cells in dinosaur bones just shows they last a long time. Why make a big thing of it?

…old in some cases. In the beginning, it took a lot of convincing by the researchers to get this work published because of the extreme disbelief that dinosaur bones could ever contain these things at all! Scientists wondered if the dino bone contents were the result of contamination due to careless work, or perhaps the result of bacteria making tissue membranes and blood vessels, and cell like structures. Any explanation was postulated except the…

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DATING DINOSAURS: Why are dinosaur bones carbon dated “billions” of years before humans?

Answer by John Mackay Many of you will realise that this is a totally misplaced question, albeit probably a genuine one. So we will take the opportunity of reminding folks that Carbon 14 dating, even if it did work, wouldn’t give billions of years for anything. Carbon 14 is a short lived radioactive element with a half-life is only 5,730 years approximately. So using current technology, you could at the most, use it for objects that only went bac…

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