Biblical Dinosaurs or Dragons of Lore?
An academic circumspection:
Is there truth in this story?
By: David Freed 12/20/2006
During the exploration of Noah's sleigh ride of Whole Earth Decompression Dynamics and Expanding Earth Theory, the dinosaur fossil record was discussed in relation to our primordial protoplanet planetoid Pangia.
Anthropologist and paleontologist have depended on Pangia's massive land bridges to help explain why so may similar dinosaurs fossils were found throughout the world. Hemispheric migrations could have disseminated many species throughout the world (http://pangia.org/wegener.htm.) Some of the newer fossil finds have even been classified by their apparent migratory path, such as the Austral-Asian Dinosaurs discovered in the 1980s (http://www.dinoruss.com/de_4/5c60dc2.htm.) Even the Illinois State Geological Survey considered the continental migration of the Brachiosauri, because fossil remains are found in the Western U.S., Tanzania, and Portugal (http://pttc.isgs.uiuc.edu/faqs/pdq41.html.)
A few paleontologist have written about the flight characteristics of dinosaur style soar-a-pods, like the pterosaurs, pterodactyls, and pteranodons. Many have concluded that these heavy creatures could have only flown, with their 40 to 50 foot wingspans, if the atmospheric density was greater. Also at home in this thicker atmosphere, would be the fossilized dragonflies with their 32 inch wingspans (http://www.harrypottermagic.org/Evolution%20of%20Creationist/Chapter%2007.htm.).
If the dinosaurs were living on Planetoid Pangia, then vegetation had already been firmly established. Creationist have much literature concerning the greenhouse effect of the Vapor Canopy Theory (Dillow, Joseph, C., The Waters Above, 1982, The Moody Bible Institute.) An amplified greenhouse effect would not only have caused the atmosphere to be warmer, but would have tended to create a uniform temperature distribution from the equator to the poles ((http://www.icr.org/pubs/imp/imp-128.htm.) Evidence of 90 foot plum trees were found in the New Siberian Islands and scientists have found tropical forest and coal deposits in Antarctica (http://www.harrypottermagic.org/Evolution%20of%20Creationist/Chapter%2007.htm.). In fact there is even speculation that the coal deposits of today are merely remnants of the original predeluvian biomass (http://www.accuracyingenesis.com/vaporcanopy.html.)
Just imagine your self back in the days of dinosaurs. This predeluvian ecosystem was a very different place indeed and predeluvian life consisted of many different creatures and species that we have deemed long extinct. Since childhood, my vision of the dinosaur era as a tropical forest filled with wild and unusual vegetation. Completely different plant and animal species than exist today. Many of them dangerous and deadly, some of them stalking the midst of the predeluvian swamp, and absolutely none of them suitable as house pets.
Regardless if you are a Creationist, or an Evolutionist, this predeluvian ecosystem must be addressed. Look at the extremes from these view points. If you have a Six Days of Creation view point then this era has to be squeezed some place late Day Five through Day Six. If you are from the view point that it all happened over millions and millions of evolutionary years, there is extreme flexibility as to time. However -----
I Ponder this:
given fact # three in our original quest, that time is not linear,
who is to say what time periods passed.
What are our limitations in measuring time in the past. Einstein has shown us that time, and therefore gravity and radioactive decay, are relative to the observer. So carbon dating techniques become suspect. Just look back on your own childhood, time is hard to measure. As I age, I am amazed at how much more quickly time passes. Yet things that happened twenty tears ago, seem just like yesterday. Time is truly relative to the observer or. If you don't believe that, just sit there quietly for eight hours, as I sleep. For me it will only be a moment, but for you, it may feel a bit longer than just eight hours.
Just how tight do we hold our views of Biblical Creation? When God performed his creative day, did it all happen at once; or did some things happen after breakfast, and a few more after lunch, then Dinner and evening, and so on? Incremental creation allows God to perform His creative miracles in a progressive manor that is later rediscovered by man. However, in an attempt to leave God out of the picture, this progressive manner is misunderstood as evolution. The dinosaurs could have had their day in the morning and man came along in late afternoon. The question becomes whether the time is fluid enough to allow man and dinosaur to co-exist.
Man and dinosaurs
Could there possibly be fossil evidence that man and dinosaurs co-existed. Dinosaurs were suppose to be long extinct before man ever came along. Yet, near Glen Rose Texas, there is a famous fossil bed that suggest that otherwise. Taylor Trail is a series of 14 human footprints with at least 134 dinosaur tracks. There are several sets of footprints of both man and dinosaur found in the same area. Some of the footprint actually cross each others trail and the Morris Track, found by John Morris, is a human print inside of a dinosaur track.(http://www.bible.ca/tracks.htm) The Ica Stones, found in Peru contain etched pictures of accurately drawn dinosaurs. (http://www.hecklerspray.com/awesome-or-off-putting-dinosaurs-man-hand-in-hand) Inca burial stones in Peru depict Triceratops, stegosaurs, and pterosaurs that were first uncover by a Spanish Priest in 1525. (http://en.epochtimes.com/news/5-4-18/27917.html) Even the Bible seem to suggest that man and coexisted, "Look at the behemoth, which I made along with you.... " Job 40:15
Were there dinosaurs on the ark
Every Sunday School teacher throughout the last hundred years have had to deal with this very question. Only the innocence of youth would Ponder how many Huge-a-saurese it would take to capsize the ark. The Bible clearly states that the Lord has finished his creative efforts and all life, plant, animal, or man are here at the time of the flood. However, the donosaurs may have been already exctinct and I ponder how these brutes would have survived decompression. Although, there is another interesting possibly correlative event with the Flood of Noah.
The iridium layer
Theory has it that the dinosaurs were all exterminated by the hugh meteor impact 65 millions years ago, somewhere in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. One of the scientific evidences that supports this impact theory is the unusual iridium layer. Archeologist have discovered this thin layer of iridium that seems to be consistent throughout the world. Iridium is not naturally occurring here on earth, therefore, it could have only have come here from space. Up until now mankind has only had one mechanism for space stuff coming to earth - a meteor must have impacted here and deposited this space born marker.
The impact had to be large enough to spread the iridium all over the planet and the dinosaurs all died from this same impact. The correlation to the extrication of the dinosaurs is unmistakable, because above this iridium layer there is absolutely no fossil evidence of dinosaurs. However, now with Whole Earth Decompression Dynamics and Expanding Earth Theory there may be another mechanism to deposit this space stuff evenly all over the earth. Could this iridium been apart of our protoplanet upper atmosphere and then brought down, in the rain of when, "...the floodgates of the heavens were opened."
Job 40:15 "Look at the behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox."
Job 40:16 "What strength he has in his loins, what power in his muscles of his belly."
Job 40:17 "His tail sways like a ceder; the sinews of his thighs are close-knit."
Job 40:18 "His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like rods of iron."
Job 40:19 "He ranks first among the works of God..."