It is time to admit it. I am one of those crazy ignorant people that believe dinosaurs didn’t exist quite as long ago as scientists claim. I am a believer in the idea that they in fact lived during a time in history during the existence of man. So, why do I think this when science and paleontology has clearly proven that these mammoth monsters lived such a long time ago? I have several reasons. Here are a few in no particular order.
Radiometric age dating – any method of determining the age of earth materials or objects of organic origin based on measurement of either short-lived radioactive elements or the amount of a long-lived radioactive element plus its decay product. Expand. Also called radioactive dating. More commonly a form of carbon dating.
Here are a few videos that give examples as to why this form of dating is not reliable.
Dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible – 15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox. 16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. 17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together. 18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron. 19 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him. 20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play. 21 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens. 22 The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about. 23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth. 24 He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.
Sounds like a triceratops if you ask me.
Here is a great video that explains what the word “dinosaur” doesn’t show up in the bible.
Illustrations of human encounters with dinosaurs – There are tons of places where we see things like the Ica stones that depict these majestic beasts interacting with people. With that, if dinosaurs were extinct, then humans would not have known what they looked like. Here is a fantastic video that shows people riding triceratops’. This video is just the tip of the iceberg. There are also some plates that were found. And some miniature statues as well.
Conclusions – The thing that kind of blows my mind about this fact is this; let’s assume that the ancient people that made these carvings, statues, and plates were just modern day paleontologists digging up bones like we do today. If this were true, then why are the illustrations depicting the creatures with flesh and muscle? And, if carbon dating is based on a few assumption based factors, who is to say the earth isn’t actually something like 6,000 years old and that dinosaurs died off with the flood?