This movie requires Flash Player 8. Download Flash Player 8

Issue Features
View this issue online as it looks in print
Discovery Magazine 2/1/2016

Was Indominus Rex a Real Dinosaur?

Recently the movie Jurassic World was released in theaters. It was an adventure film about a theme park where dinosaurs were the main attraction. If you saw it, or even watched previews for it, you probably heard about the main character—a dinosaur named Indominus rex. This dinosaurs’ name means “Untamable King.” In the movie, this creature could grow to be 50 feet long, had a massive head full of razor sharp teeth, could change color, and control its body temperature. While this creature makes for an exciting movie, it is important to remember that the Indominus rex never really existed. It is a make believe animal that supposedly had genetic information from cuttlefish and a tree frog. There never really was an Indominus rex. (YENA02) 2016 CC-by-SA-4.0

What lesson do we learn from this? When we read books or watch movies about dinosaurs, we should pay close attention to what is real, and what the writers are making up. For instance, we know that dinosaurs once existed because scientists have found dinosaur fossils in many places all over the world. Many times, however, books and movies tell us that these dinosaurs evolved over millions of years and never lived with humans. That is not true. There is no evidence that dinosaurs evolved. That is a made up idea, similar to the made up creature Indominus rex. God created humans on day six of Creation along with all land-living animals, including the dinosaurs.

In the Bible we read that we should “test all things” and “hold fast to what is good” (1 Thessalonians 5:21). This is especially important when it comes to information about dinosaurs. Instead of believing everything we read in a book or magazine or see in a movie, we should try to find out what is true and what is false. The truth is, God designed the amazing dinosaurs to bring glory to Him.

Copyright © 2016 Apologetics Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

*Please keep in mind that Discovery articles are written for 3rd-6th graders.

This document may be copied, on the condition that it will not be republished in print unless otherwise stated below, and will not be used for any commercial purpose, as long as the following stipulations are observed: (1) Apologetics Press must be designated as the original publisher; (2) the specific Apologetics Press Web site URL must be noted; (3) any references, footnotes, or endnotes that accompany the article must be included with any written reproduction of the article; (4) textual alterations of any kind are strictly forbidden; (5) Some illustrations (e.g., photographs, charts, graphics, etc.) are not the intellectual property of Apologetics Press and as such cannot be reproduced from our site without consent from the person or organization that maintains those intellectual rights; (6) serialization of written material (e.g., running an article in several parts) is permitted, as long as the whole of the material is made available, without editing, in a reasonable length of time; (7) articles, excepting brief quotations, may not be offered for sale or included in items offered for sale; and (8) articles may be reproduced in electronic form for posting on Web sites pending they are not edited or altered from their original written content and that credit is given to Apologetics Press, including the web location from which the articles were taken. Further, documents may not be copied without source statements (title, author, journal title), and the address of the publisher and owner of rights, as listed below.

For catalog, samples, or further information, contact:

Apologetics Press
230 Landmark Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36117
Phone (334) 272-8558

Web Store

Defending the Faith Study Bible

We are very excited to announce the NEW AP Defending the Faith Study Bible now available.

Featured Audio


Click the following link to visit our Multimedia section.

Featured Audio