Why Are Dinosaurs Important?

From Issue: Discovery 9/1/2008

Discovery is a magazine that discusses science and the Bible, but we often write about dinosaurs. In fact, about one issue every year deals with dinosaurs. Some people wonder why we write so much about dinosaurs. After all, we don’t write that much about kangaroos, koala bears, or kittens. Why do we spend so much time on dinosaurs?

The answer to that question is very simple. Evolutionists often use dinosaurs to teach about evolution. In fact, dinosaurs seem to be the favorite topic of books, movies, and magazines that teach evolution. One popular science book that many middle-school children have used is titled Evolution: Change Over Time. That book has approximately 100 pages. About 32 of those pages deal with dinosaurs in some way.

Evolutionists know that if they can teach children that dinosaurs lived millions of years before humans, then those children will have a problem accepting what the Bible says. The Bible says that humans and dinosaurs were created on day six of the Creation week. It says that they were not separated by millions of years, and it also tells us that Adam gave names to the dinosaurs (Genesis 2:20). Evolution and the Bible disagree about dinosaurs, and only one of them can be right. In Discovery, we show you the evidence that the Bible is right about dinosaurs and evolution is wrong.

If those who teach evolution used kangaroos, koalas, and kittens regularly to teach the false ideas about evolution, then we would write about them much more often. But for now, dinosaurs seem to be the most popular way to teach evolution. As long as that is the case, you can expect to see in Discovery plenty of material on dinosaurs that refutes the incorrect teachings of evolutionists.


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