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1 SOURCES Much of the dinosaur content has been modified from Mike Riddle’s (Answers In Genesis, Dinosaurs Presentation. Any slide that contains any of his content will be annotated with an MR. Some slides modified from Dr. Heinz Lycklama‘s Icons of Evolution presentation,, Bird-to-Dinosaur info also from –Icons of Evolution, Jonathan Wells –Evolution, A Theory in Crisis, Michael Denton All Tenkasaurus images are copyright property of Know The Truth 777

2 Warpasauruses & Skewadactyls Steve Stuart Know The Truth 777 Ministry

3 In a Land Before Time

4 TOPICS How many kinds of dinosaurs were there? How big were dinosaurs? How fast were dinosaurs? What about the origin of Dinosaurs? When did dinosaurs live? What happened to the dinosaurs? ARE DINOSAURS DIFFERENT? MR

5 SOMETHING WRONG W/PICTURE? WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE? What does evolution say about this? What does the Bible say about this? MR

6 HOW MANY KINDS OF DINOSAURS How many kinds of dinosaurs were there? Some scientists believe over 700 IS THIS UNIQUE? IS THIS TRUE? MR

7 DIFFERENT OR ART? Okay – where should I put this horn? MR

8 Kinds MR


10 HOW HONKIN’ BIG WERE THEY? Compsognathus Komp-sog-NAY-thus Height: 24 inches Length: 40 inches Weight: 8 pounds MANY DINOSAURS WERE NOT BIG! MR

11 StegosaursAbout 15 mph TyrannosaurusAbout 20 mph Olympic runner29 mph TriceratopsAbout 20 mph Horse45 mph Lion45 mph Cheetah65 mph Estimated speeds HOW FAST WERE DINOSAURS WHAT IS MY STRATEGY? MR


13 WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?  It is a kind of animal  It could eat you  It is of average speed  They star in lots of movies. NO EVIDENCE FOR EVOLUTION OR CREATION

14 HOW DO WE GET THE EVIDENCE?  Observe – what data can we see?  Examine the data  Form your ideas about the data (conclusions) THINK LIKE A SCIENTIST! MR

15 HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE? Ask Questions! Do your own research! –What evidence was presented? –Does it match the conclusion you were given? –Did it take into account all the data? Learn to identify assumptions. BE A BEREAN! MR

16 EVOLUTION’S DINOSAUR STORY About 220 million years ago, the first dinosaurs evolved from mammal-like reptiles or amphibians, long before man evolved. These creatures ruled the earth for millions of years and then became extinct. BE A BEREAN – EXAMINE THE EVIDENCE! MR

17 Thecondonts “Small lizards that ran on two legs and gave rise to the giant reptiles collectively known as the dinosaurs” The Nature of Life, 1995 The Origin of Dinosaurs The only evidence presented in any major biology textbook MR DINOSAUR EVIDENCE GIVEN

18 “…There are no known thecodonts which show positive indications leading towards pterosaurs or birds, nor toward one of the two dinosaurian orders” A.S. Romer, Vertebrate Paleontology, p 140 The Origin of Dinosaurs Evolutionists in the field no that there is no evidence! MR WHAT THE EXPERTS KNOW

19 EXAMINE THE EVIDENCE…ASK QUESTIONS!  How could a small reptile evolve into a large dinosaur?  There is a large jump between thecondonts and dinosaurs.  Shouldn’t there be thousands (millions) of intermediate fossils to support this claim?  Every major biology textbook was unable to document a single line of evidence to support the evolution claim for the origin of dinosaurs. WAIT A MINUTE – NO FOSSILS?! MR

20 FOSSIL EVIDENCE “The known fossil record fails to document a single example of phyletic evolution accomplishing a major morphologic transition and hence offers no evidence that the gradualistic model can be valid.” Steven Stanley (Johns Hopkins University Paleontologist), Macroevolution: Pattern and Process, 1979, p. 39. ENGLISH TRANSLATION: See Next Slide MR

21 6 TH GRADE ENGLISH TRANSLATION MODIFIED “The fossil record fails to show even one time where one animal changed into another one. It offers no proof that evolution happened.”! Steven Stanley (Johns Hopkins University Paleontologist), Macroevolution: Pattern and Process, 1979, p. 39. Ohh!...but why do they say it does?

22 The Amazing Tricerakeet! ARCHAEOPTERYX

23 Education and Textbooks Biology, Miller and Levine, 2002, p. 907. “To many paleontologists a bird is a dinosaur with feathers. That definition may sound odd, but it makes sense.”

24 Education and Textbooks “Birds evolved from reptiles during the Jurassic period.” Biology: Principles and Explorations, Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 2001, p. 268.

25 Archaeopteryx Biology: Concepts and Connections, Campbell, Mitchell, and Reece, 2000, p. 390. “Like modern birds, it had flight feathers, but otherwise it was more like some small bipedal dinosaurs of its era; for instance, like those dinosaurs, Archaeopteryx had teeth, wing claws, and a tail with many vertebrae.”

26 What Textbooks Don’t Include “As for its ‘reptile’ characteristics, yes, it had claws on its wings, but so does the ostrich, and nobody considers it part reptile. True, Archaeopteryx had teeth, but so did other fossil birds, and its teeth differed distinctly from those of reptiles… As to Archaeopteryx’s tail, further inspection has shown it strongly resembles a swan’s.” James Perloff, Tornado in a Junkyard, 1999, p. 18.

27 Birds Are Different From Reptiles “Birds are so different from other creatures that there would have been hundreds of thousands of intermediate forms between birds and land animals if birds had evolved.” Stuart Burgess (Ph.D. Engineering Design, Professor of Combustion Theory, extensive study in the area of design in nature), Hallmarks of Design,2002, p. 47.

28 Reptile to Bird Development of feathers Reform of respiratory system Reform of skeletal system – hollow bones Reform of digestive system Reform of nervous system Construction of bills & beaks Mastery of nest building Acquisition of flight Development of sound producing organ

29 Shaft Barb Barbule Hook The Feather Primary Feathers Secondary Feathers

30 Archaeopteryx “Paleontologists have tried to turn Archaeopteryx into an earth- bound, feathered dinosaur. But it’s not. It is a bird, a perching bird. And no amount of ‘paleobabble’ is going to change that.” Alan Feduccia (World authority on birds), Science, “Archaeopteryx: Early Bird Catches a Can of Worms”, 1993

31 Birds Are Different From Reptiles “This creates a new problem for those who insist that dinosaurs were ancestors of modern birds. How can a bird hand, for example, with digits two, three and four evolve from a dinosaur hand that has only digits one, two and three? That would be almost impossible.” Alan Feduccia, (professor and former chair of biology at UNC), The Origin and Evolution of Birds, Yale University Press, 1999, p. 81.

32 Birds Are Different From Reptiles “If one views a chicken skeleton and a dinosaur skeleton through binoculars they appear similar, but close and detailed examination reveals many differences. Theropod dinosaurs, for example, had curved, serrated teeth, but the earliest birds had straight, unserrated peg-like teeth. They also had a different method of tooth implantation and replacement.” Dr. Alan Feduccia, “Scientist Says Ostrich Study Confirms Bird ‘Hands’ Unlike Those Of Dinosaurs”, EurekAlert, 14-Aug-2002.

33 Archaeopteryx “And like other birds, both Archaeopteryx's maxilla (upper jaw) and mandible (lower jaw) moved, while in most reptiles, only the mandible moves. Archaeopteryx's brain had a large cerebellum and visual cortex – the same as that found in today’s flying birds.” David Menton (Ph.D. Cellular Biology) and Carl Wieland (M.D.), “Bird Evolution Flies Out the Window,” Creation Ex Nihilo, 1994.

34 Reptile to Bird “It is often speculated that birds evolved from reptiles. However, there are enormous conceptual differences between the two classes of creature…” Stuart Burgess (Ph.D. Engineering Design, Professor of Combustion Theory, extensive study in the area of design in nature), Hallmarks of Design,2002, p. 47.

35 Dinosaur to Bird Evolution National Geographic Society and the feathered dinosaur “Archaeoraptor” October 15, 1999  Is there any real evidence that dinosaurs evolved into birds? The story exposed

36 Bird Fraud “Red-faced and downhearted, paleontologists are growing convinced that they have been snookered by a bit of fossil fakery from China. The ‘feathered dinosaur’ specimen that they recently unveiled to much fanfare apparently combines the tail of a dinosaur with the body of a bird.” R. Monastersky, “All mixed up over birds and dinosaurs,” Science News, January 15, 2000

37 More Bird Mistakes 1993 – Mononkykus the “flightless bird” (cover of Time magazine) Not a bird but a theropod  1996 – “Feathered Fossil Proves Some Dinosaurs Evolved into Birds” (Science) Sinosauropteryx prima The feathers turned out to be a array of fibers  1998 – China Protoarchaeopteryx robusta

38 Microraptor Caudopteryx Feathered Deceptions Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs, 2002 Sinornithosaurus

39 Evidence, Faith & Deception

40 BIBLICAL STORY OF DINOSAURS And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good... Genesis 1:25 THE FOSSIL RECORD SHOWS KINDS! MR

41 BIBLICAL CLAIMS ABOUT DINOSAURS Dinosaurs were created after their kind Dinosaurs and people lived at the same time! PROVE IT! MR

42 What evidence is there that dinosaurs lived at the same time as people? The word “Dinosaurs” wasn’t used until the 1800’s WHAT WERE THEY CALLED BEFORE THAT? EXAMINE: DINOSAURS & PEOPLE MR

43 EXAMINE: DINOSAURS & PEOPLE Many historical accounts of large dinosaur-like creatures “Africa produces elephants, but it is India that produces the largest, as well as the dragon…” Pliny, Natural History, 70 AD THEY WERE CALLED DRAGONS! MR

44 EXAMINE: DINOSAURS & PEOPLE THAT IS OVER 150 YEARS OF REPORTING ABOUT DRAGONS AS REAL ANIMALS! “The Phrygian History also states that dragons are born which reach ten paces in length…” Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 220 AD MR

45 People and Dinosaurs WHAT ARE THESE? MR

46 People and Dinosaurs Ancient drawings called petroglyphs WHO DREW THEM? PEOPLE! MR

47 Carlisle Cathedral Church in Northern England MR

48 Carlisle Cathedral Carpet Tomb of Bishop Richard Bell Died in 1496 MR

49 Brass Engravings Long Tail Long Neck Hmmm..ENGRAVINGS ARE NOT BONES! MR

50 “On another point, whilst agreeing that the brass is important, I cannot condone the retelling of the tale of ‘dinosaurs’ on it! Indeed, the story does more to discredit the Cathedral and the Christian faith rather than promote them.” “First, I must explain that the person you met was the Head Verger who is under strict instructions from the Chapter not to allow the removal of the carpet from the Bishop Bell Brass by anyone…”


52 People and Dinosaurs North Shore of Alaska: many thousands of dinosaur bones lack any significant degree of mineralization. The bones look and feel like old cow bones. BONES ARE NOT OLD! MR

53 New Dinosaur Find A mummified dinosaur carcass found in Montana (duck-billed hadrosaur) Soft tissues covering 90% of the fossil include muscle, nail material, a beak, and skin were preserved. Artist Drawing MR

54 “His fossilized skeleton is covered in soft tissue - skin, scales, muscle, foot pads - and even his last meal is in his stomach.” “Leonardo's stomach contents are so well-preserved that researchers can tell what he had for his last supper; a salad of ferns, conifers, and magnolias. The stomach also contained the pollen of more than 40 different plants.” MUMMIFIED DINOSAUR MUMMIES ARE NOT FOSSILS – SOFT TISSUES DISENTEGRATE TO DUST OVER A SHORT TIME! MR

55 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.... He moveth his tail like a cedar… His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron. He is the chief of the ways of God. Job 40:15-18 DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE

56 MR

57 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. Job 41:19 DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE MR

58 Bombardier Beetle Chemical storage chamber MR


60 FOSSILS SHOW KINDS – BIBLE DINOSAURS & PEOPLE - BIBLE –Historical accounts of dragons –Pictures on canyon walls –Unfossilized dinosaur bones –Mummified dinosaurs BEHEMOTH & LEVIATHIN – BIBLE EVIDENCE: BIBLE OR EVOLUTION?

61 Dinosaurs starved to death They died from overeating They were poisoned They became blind from cataracts and could not reproduce Mammals ate their eggs Other causes include-volcanic dust, poisonous gases, comets, sunspots, meteorites, mass suicide, constipation, parasites, shrinking brain (and greater stupidity), slipped discs, changes in the composition of air, … WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DINOSAURS? WHAT ABOUT A METEOR?

62 The Popular Theory 65 million years ago a meteor destroyed all the dinosaurs

63 Meteor Impact Theory Layer of iridium located at the northern end of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula (Chicxulub) Buried a kilometer below ground and dated at 65 million years old Evaluating The Theory: 2 Evidences Alleged meteor impact

64 Evaluating the Evidence  Why did the alleged impact kill off the dinosaurs while many other forms of life remained healthy?  Some of the least mobile creatures (tortoises, snakes, crocodiles) and the most sensitive to climatic change (birds, fish) are still with us today.  Plants also survived the cataclysm in great abundance. Crocodiles lived and Dinos didn’t?

65 It is not certain that Chicxulub is an actual impact site. The iridium concentration in the region could have resulted from volcanic processes. Alternate Scientific Theory Evaluating the Evidence

66 Question If a meteor did not cause the dinosaurs to become extinct 65 million years ago and dinosaurs cannot evolve into birds, what happened to them? Did they all die in the Genesis Flood?

67 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. Genesis 6:20 Dinosaurs were on the Ark and they came off the Ark WHAT ABOUT NOAH’S ARK? MR

68 People and Dinosaurs What did people do with dinosaurs?

69 People ate the dinosaurs


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