How old are dinosaurs? Millions of years old? Then how is it possible that red blood cells still survive, in fact have cellular integrity in some cases, if they are up to 300 million years old or more? Red blood cells normally have a short life span, even under the best of conditions. Why would bone marrow and red blood cells still survive if they were millions of years old? An what of the two thousand plus descriptions of gigantic sea monsters (or leviathans) in captains logs and from crews as witnesses. There have been so many throughout human history, that these can not all be discounted. There have been over 11,000 sightings of the Loch Ness Monster alone.
In the Far Eastern Asian nations, there are countless descriptions and images of dragons. Did these originate from sightings of dinosaurs? During the early and late 1800's, many reports were published about Indians sighting and their prior generations sighting a gigantic bird (the Thunderbird's origin) that captured small children, dug up graves of the dead, cowboys sighting and being close enough to shoot at "monstrous leathery birds" (i.e. in the old Arizona Sun/Republic). There are thousands of Indian cave pictures of such a bird that appears to fit the description of a Pterodactyl (ter-uh-DAK-til). Deep in a Peruvian jungle, a 150-foot Boa Constrictor was discovered. In a 50,000 square mile swamp (Likouala, in Swaziland, Congo) which is 80% unexplored and mostly inaccessible, there was found a 54 foot Crocodile that was dead (shortly eaten by the aborigines). This swamp is equal to the size of Florida. Early American explorers and settlers (French and British) reported sightings of giant mastodon bones still lying on the ground, hearing Indians speak of them [perhaps hunted out of extinction]
Where Are All The Stone Age Skeletons?
Evolutionary anthropologists say that the Stone Age lasted for at least 100,000 years, during which time the world population of Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon men was roughly constant, between one and 10 million. All that time they were burying their dead with artifacts. By this scenario, they would have buried at least four billion bodies. If the evolutionary time-scale is correct, buried human bones should be able to last for much longer than 100,000 years, like the dinosaurs presumably have, so many of the supposed four billion Stone Age skeletons should still be around (and certainly the buried artifacts). There should be multiple millions of them in fact, given the enormous time-frame, yet only a few thousand bones and fragments have ever been found and these are far too few to fit the Stone Age theory and the thousands or millions of years it was supposed to take place.
How ironic that Darwin was trained only in the ministry and stole much of the written material his father had collected, then based everything upon a theory which he knew little about. Even so, he acknowledged life required a Creator (a proper noun in his book) and it was the Origin of the Species, not the Origin of Life he wrote about. Many of the supposed missing-links were from Darwin thugs who had murdered New Zealand aborigines since their skulls fit the pattern they were looking for. The very ones displayed in the Smithsonian Institution are those of the murdered pygmies. How far will scientists go? Apparently far enough to extort evidence to fit a theory, even to the point of killing innocent people. All the missing links are still missing. If they havenít been found, when and why not?! I believe it is because they are not there. Also, Evolution still doesnít answer the question of the origin of matter itself, since an axiom of science is cause and effect, something can not come from nothing.
Doesn't it take millions of years for a dinosaur bone to become a fossil?
Just because something is "fossilized" does not mean that it is millions (or even thousands) of years old. When the conditions and materials are right, a bone can become filled with minerals fairly quickly. The main ingredients are:
Quick burial (like a giant worldwide flood or volcanic ash)
Water, in the right amounts (sufficient pressures for compression)
Suitable minerals (under seas/oceans, volcanic ash, etc.)
Conditions necessary for fossilization to occur during a catastrophic, worldwide flood (The Flood?) are absolutely ideal for "fossilizing" millions of animals and plants.
Researchers have found that chicken bones and wood can be replaced with minerals in just five to ten years. A big dinosaur bone might take hundreds of years to completely mineralize. It all depends on the burial conditions over the years. In fact, fossils have already formed under the ashes of the Mt. Saint Helen's eruption.
Many dinosaur remains are still not completely turned in to rock. More than half of the fossil is still original bone, not stone! Some even have chemicals from the living animals (proteins and amino acids which were not thought to be able to survive millions of years)! Some fish fossils still have a fishy smell when first uncovered. Some of the plants buried during the Flood are not fossilized either. In New Jersey, large amounts of wood from trees that were growing at the same time as dinosaurs can be found in the dirt (Cretaceous clay).
They are preserved, but not turned to stone at all. In England, fragile plant hairs and tiny details of the plant's cells can be seen. The plants are not turned into rock. They are just flattened and blackened. Since the Flood happened only about four or five thousand years ago, these types of discoveries are not surprising.
DOES THE BIBLE MENTION DINOSAURS?
The word dinosaur was a recent invention, first used in 1841. In Job 40:15-24, there appears to be something very much like a dinosaur. The margins say "behemoth" which is the largest in the animal kingdom, could be an elephant or a hippo (vs 15) but there has been none that I've seen that have a tail like "the cedars" (kin of the giant redwoods in California) of Lebanon (vs 17) which could be from 12 to 26 feet in diameter. Elephant or hippo tails are more like a tree sapling. The also reside (live) in the fens (vs 21) which means swamp. The Brachiosaurus (up to 150 feet long) fits this description very closely.
What about the sea leviathan mentioned in Job 41:1-34. The margin may say it might be a whale. But what whale have you ever seen that has iron like teeth, terribly sharp, and covers both the top and bottom mouth and can open wide to swallow (vs 14) their prey? What whale has scales (vs 15)? What whale is impervious to any of man's great weapons (vs 26-29) and is fearless of him (vs 31-34) and can kill simply by passing over their prey (vs 30)? This can not be a whale. Only giant sea dinosaurs seem to fit this description. The dinosaurs apparently can not be millions of years old. Job lived just over 4,000 years ago and absolutely describes what must have been dinosaurs still yet living in his own lifetime.
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