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Discovery Magazine 08/01/2001

How Would You Like a Spinosaurus in Your Garden?

by  Brad Harrub, Ph.D.

Did giant dinosaurs really walk the Earth? Definitely! Scientists have discovered fossilized bones on every single continent. But guess who shared the Earth with dinosaurs? Humans! That's right. Humans existed at the same time as dinosaurs. Evolutionists would have you believe that dinosaurs were extinct long before man came along, but the truth is that God created both during the six days of Creation. While fossils don't tell us if humans and dinosaurs existed peacefully together, they do demonstrate that they lived in some of the same places. For instance, a scientist in Kentucky found human footprints in the sandstone of the Upper Carboniferous period in which dinosaurs also existed. In the 1930s, Dr. Javier Cabrera of Peru found over 1100 Inca ceremonial burial stones that showed detailed pictures of dinosaurs like Triceratops, Stegosaurus, and Ankylosaurus. In 1924, an archaeologist by the name of Samuel Hubbard led a team of explorers to Arizona to study pictograph rock carvings made by Indians. These scientists described one of the pictographs as a dinosaur. Dr. Hubbard wrote: "The fact that the animal is upright and balanced on its tail would seem to indicate that the prehistoric artist must have seen it alive." But according to evolutionists, dinosaurs were extinct long before man arrived on this planet. Therefore, how could any human have known what to draw if he (or she) never had seen a dinosaur?

If humans were around when dinosaurs existed, then why doesn't the Bible mention them? Well maybe it does, and we just have failed to see it. Job 40 describes the ''behemoth" that was a large grass eater with great muscles and extremely strong bones like brass and iron bars. This creature was not afraid of anything, and had a tail so large it was compared to a cedar tree. Then why doesn't the Bible call this behemoth a dinosaur? The word "dinosaur" did not enter the English language until 1842. The King James Version of the Bible was published in 1611 (that's 231years before the word dinosaur even came into existence). But is a description of an animal that closely resembles a dinosaur provided within the book of Job? Yes!

We know dinosaurs were created during the six days of creation (see Exodus 20:11). Therefore, if these creatures were present in the days of Job, then that means they were here after the Great Flood, because the book of Job was written after the Flood. Therefore, we know that dinosaurs were on the ark, since God commanded Noah to take every beast after its kind, and every creeping thing that creeps upon the Earth. Oh, what an exciting time that must have been!

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