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Adam, Eve and T. Rex October 4, 2008

Posted by sociallyacceptableinsanity in Atheism.
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In my recent post, Hell on Wheels, I listed and commented on some of the religious bumper stickers that I have seen around town.  One of them read:  The Overwhelming Evidence Supports Creation, not Evolution.”  My comment was, Oh really…then what’s with all of the dinosaur bones?  Well, for days now I have been tormented by that question.  What about ‘dem bones?

Lucky for me I found those answers, as well as many other enlightening bits of biblical wisdom, at answersingenesis.org.  Answers in Genesis was founded by Ken Ham, the same man who brought us the Creation Museum, which opened in Kentucky in 2007.  In an article titled  “Dinosaurs and the Bible,”  Ham explains that  dinosaur “bones do not have labels attached telling how old they are” and that “no scientist was there to see the dinosaurs live through this supposed dinosaur age.”  He goes on to say:

“As you add up all the dates…we come to the conclusion that the creation of the Earth and animals (including the dinosaurs) occurred only thousands of years ago (perhaps only 6000!), not millions of years. Thus, if the Bible is right (and it is!), dinosaurs must have lived within the past thousands of years.

And it just get’s better and better.   He claims that the Bible “makes it plain that dinosaurs and people must have lived together,” that there is evidence to support this, and that Adam, Eve and dinosaurs where all created on the same day.  His most exraordinary claim, however, has to do with the Noah’s Ark:  “God sent two of every (seven of some) land animal into the Ark…there were no exceptions. Therefore, dinosaurs must have been on the Ark.

OK, I’m sorry, but what the h___!   As if the story of Noah and the Ark isn’t far-fetched enough?  Nope, let’s up the ante and put a big old T. Rex on board.

Mr. Ham concludes that the dinosaur fossil record is simply the remains of all the many unfortunate dinoasaurs who didn’t make it onto the ark, and that “thus, the dinosaur fossils which were formed as a result of this Flood were probably formed about 4,500 years ago, not millions of years ago.  As he explains,  “If you remove the evolutionary framework, get rid of the millions of years, and then take the Bible seriously, you will find an explanation that fits the facts and makes perfect sense…”

Well, then, there you have it.  All of the answers to that pesky little question.  Now I don’t have to worry about it any more.

For more information about Ken Ham and the Creation Museum, go to http://www.noanswersingenesis.org.au/aig_ham_museum.htm.