Friday, March 02, 2007

Very Stupid

So there is nothing like stealing from another blog so that I can give to ours...

The word dinosaur was coined in 1841 by creationist Richard Owen[1], from the Latin for “terrible lizard”. Dinosaurs were a group of large lizards that previously lived in abundance on Earth.
Darwinists believe that dinosaurs lived from 230 million until 65 million years ago and that they are all currently extinct (except for birds, which they consider to be descended from dinosaurs). They claim the fossil evidence supports their beliefs.
Creationists believe, based primarily on Biblical evidences, but also drawing on archeological and fossil evidence, that dinosaurs were created on the 6th day of the Creation Week[2], between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago; that they lived in the Garden of Eden in harmony with other animals, eating only plants[3]; that pairs of various dinosaur baramins were taken onto Noah’s Ark during the Great Flood and were preserved from drowning[4]; that fossilized dinosaur bones originated during the mass killing of the Flood[5]; and that some descendants of those dinosaurs taken aboard the Ark still roam the earth today[6].
Because the term only game into use in the 19th century, the Bible obviously does not use the word “dinosaur.” However, they are mentioned in numerous places throughout the Good Book. For example, the behemoth in Job[7] and the leviathan in Isaiah are almost certainly references to dinosaurs.
How did those huge dinosaurs fit on the Ark?
Although there are about 668 names of dinosaurs, there are perhaps only 55 different “kinds” of dinosaurs. Furthermore, not all dinosaurs were huge like the Brachiosaurus, and even those dinosaurs on the Ark were probably “teenagers” or young adults.
Creationist researcher John Woodmorappe has calculated that Noah had on board with him representatives from about 8,000 animal genera (including some now-extinct animals), or around 16,000 individual animals. When you realize that horses, zebras, and donkeys are probably descended from the horse-like “kind”, Noah did not have to carry two sets of each such animal. Also, dogs, wolves, and coyotes are probably from a single canine “kind”, so hundreds of different dogs were not needed.
According to Genesis 6:15, the Ark measured 300 x 50 x 30 cubits, which is about 460 x 75 x 44 feet, with a volume of about 1.52 million cubic feet. Researchers have shown that this is the equivalent volume of 522 standard railroad stock cars (US), each of which can hold 240 sheep. By the way, only 11% of all land animals are larger than a sheep.
Without getting into all the math, the 16,000-plus animals would have occupied much less than half the space in the Ark (even allowing them some moving-around space).Conclusion
The Bible is reliable in all areas, including its account of the Ark (and the worldwide catastrophic Flood). A Christian doesn’t have to have a blind faith to believe that there really was an Ark. What the Bible says about the Ark can even be measured and tested today.


Blogger TXB said...

I'm sure there's a Christian Bible "scholar" out there who claims that the verse, "and the lion shall lie down with the lamb" can also be translated as, "and the Tyrannosaurus shall lie down with the Brontosaurus." And then there's the TXB translation: "And the Triceretops will fuck all the other dinosaurs in the ass" (also translated this way in the Lupe Bible, with the editor's commentary in the footnotes that the Triceretops is unable to "think outside the bun").

10:10 AM  
Blogger TXB said...

This picture should be made into a poster. It would certain have competion with the Cheryl Tiegs in a bikini poster or the "Haulin' Ass" babes poster or the poster of "The Crow" in my office...but it may yet go down in history as the best poster ever. And once we've discarded Christianity in favor of some other religion or no religion at all, there might still some day be a museum that evokes the best that can be imagined or remembered about J.C. with the original painting, hung up on a wall with the title below: "Jesus Herds the Little Dinosaurs."

10:25 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Very essential comment in order to understand the TXB translation- Triceretops- that was the dino that had the big horizontal horn on his head for the previously said purpose...

11:12 AM  
Blogger dan said...

Scientists have long suggested that dinosaurs became extinct way, way before man came into the scene.
The caveman could not have possibly speared dinosaurs into
extinction for food as hollywood have portrayed. Jesus himself was born long after the first traces of mankind, so there is no way he could have seen the dinosaurs either. But his old man...well... he's older than them there hills.

3:32 PM  

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