I was alerted to a new scholarly article today on the issue of so-called dinosaur petroglyphs. Here is the citation (the article is free):
Senter and Cole. 2011. “Dinosaur” petroglyphs at Kachina Bridge site, Natural Bridges National Monument, southeastern Utah: not dinosaurs after all. Palaeontologia Electronica 14(1);2A:5p.
The picture of the glyph is pretty poor, but visible (see the other one below). The lines drawings in the article are what I want to draw attention to. It’s very obvious that, *when viewed in context*, the blotches that make up the alleged dinosaur are nothing of the sort. And yet this image is touted by young earth creationists as proof that humans and dinosaurs lived together (the image below is marked by one such site). This is pure intellectual dishonesty. It’s the kind of thing that gives Christianity a bad name. I know many Christians think that the Bible requires simultaneous habitation, due to their view of Genesis and “Leviathan” and “behemoth” in the wisdom literature, but that simply is not the case. There is no such biblical requirement.
i personally like how well drawn/defined the dinosaur is, but not the human 😀
the dino even has a smile!
Have the creationists given us a dinosaur skeleton with a dog skeleton in its belly cavity?
yes mike ,i agree. the young earth idiots never stop. the crap that the earth is just 6000 years old and that’s that is kindergarden christianity. what’s really maddening about the young earth idiots is how all the old earth people are classified as believing in evolution-which most do not. i guess bovine,i mean hovine will have a new book or video out based on this picture after he gets out of prison for not paying taxes on his $450,000 withdrawal-what an idiot-but young earth worshippers will still flock to him with their money to keep the delusion alive.
A lesson in intellectual honesty here:
I’ve been to this petroglyph and have sat next to it. I also have the documentation of it by the archaeologists Nixon and Marcus (see attached). It can be hard to get a clear picture of it, which is often the case with petroglyphs, still in the second picture you can see it directly above my head -sorry I got a closer picture of it but it’s kind of blurry.
It’s time that we started taking Biblical claims more seriously, maybe even checking out some of the sources cited by those “crazy creationists.” For some well cited creationist work, I would suggest “Bones of Contention” by Marvin Lubenow, “Flood by Design” or “Frozen in Time” by Mike Oard, or “Darwin’s Black Box.” And of course, why not try reading the Bible its self? If you only listen to one side of an argument, you will only get the evidence for one side of the argument, check out what the other side is saying.