Was Indominus Rex a Real Dinosaur?

From Issue: Discovery 2/1/2016

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.


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