A long while ago, I created this article that exposes the creationist's failure to honestly explain the complete absence of dinosaur and human fossils together. Their only 2 useless explanations they can come up with is humans fled to the highest ground and since there are ancient animals supposedly extinct and buried in areas where no human remains are found, yet they are found living today alongside humans, then it's reasonable to believe that humans and dinosaurs lived at the same time even though there are no traces their remains found together in the fossil record.
All moot and pointless. Especially since this is all made up out of blatant ignorance of the fact that the supposedly extinct animals living today are in fact living relatives of the extinct species and it doesn't explain why are there no dinosaurs living today, let alone why are there no dinosaurs and humans found together in the fossil record other than birds as well as why are we finding plants and animals of certain species exclusively in certain rock layers and none elsewhere.
In this Creation Ministries International article entitled, Dinosaurs, humans and the fossil record, creationist Ryan Jaroncyk claims,
Just because we haven't found bones of humans and dinosaurs in the same strata does not mean they didn't live together.
Rather just because we haven't found bones of humans and dinosaurs in separate stratas each doesn't mean they have and still do live together.
Ryan tries to make his point by presenting 3 certain types of animals he claims proves that even though there are gaps in the fossil record between the first time a live animal is discovered living alongside humans and the last time its remains are found in the fossil record with no traces of humans alongside it, there's still a possibility that humans and dinosaurs did live at the same time, just like what the alleged Biblical account said, despite finding no trace of evidence of this found in the fossil record.
This logic will work IF we find evidence of live dinosaurs living alongside humans (other than birds), even in the remote areas of the world in order to confirm the creationist's claim about dinosaurs and humans to be true. But no such scenario has ever been found.
To confirm what Ryan is saying, humans and dinosaurs must be part of a special taxon called the Lazarus Taxon. This is where animals supposedly extinct are being found alive today with a gap lying in between the living and the last time fossil remains of them has been found in the fossil record. Creationists like Ryan know about the Lazarus Taxon or The Lazarus Effect as they call it and often use this method to help justify their claims about dinosaurs and humans living at the same time.
But there's only one problem to this logic - except birds, not one dinosaur is found living side by side with humans today, even in remote areas of the world. Not a single fossil gap is found in-between them nor are human and dinosaur remains found side by side in the fossil record, either. So dinosaurs and humans are not of the Lazarus Taxon. Neither is the tuatara, a reptile from New Zealand that's often classified as a living fossil.
Note how Ryan is totally clueless he is when describing this special reptile,
"Native to New Zealand, this beakhead lizard supposedly went extinct about 135 million years ago. For the last 135 million years on the evolutionary timeline, not a single Tuatara fossil has ever been discovered. Therefore, for the last 135 million years the Tuatara has coexisted with a number of other animals, yet the fossil record bears no record. Tuataras and humans continue to coexist even though their fossil bones have never been discovered together."
He's likely confusing tuatara with Clevosaurus, a Jurassic reptile. Otherwise the claim is stupid. The tuatara is not a beakhead lizard that supposedly became extinct 135 million years ago. The tuatara is in fact a lepidosaurian reptile, the only surviving relative of Sphenodontia and is made up of only 2 species of sphenodontia, Sphenodon punctatus and S. guntheri, that still exists today while all the rest of Sphenodontia died out 60 million years ago.
Only the coelacanth and the Laotian rock rat, mentioned in the article, are among the animals that are of the Lazarus taxon, not dinosaurs and humans.
Even though these 3 animals live alongside humans today and that the fossil record shows no traces of them coexisting with humans, that doesn't mean dinosaurs like Apatosaurus and T.rex must have coexisted with humans and other animals coming from time periods other than the Mesozoic Era. Especially since none of these and all other non-avian dinosaurs exist today (Every claim of alleged modern dinosaurs coexisting with humans put on by creationists, including the alleged claim of sauropod dinosaurs roaming the Congo Basin in Africa, have been proven to be nothing more than distorted fabrications, made-up stories, distorted versions of rhinoceros sightings, and elaborate hoaxes.). Not to mention the fact that none of them are found alongside humans in the fossil record and no gap is found between living dinosaurs coexisting with humans and dead dinosaurs without human remains in the fossil record as well.
Thus, what Ryan claimed is entirely imagination and still explains nothing of what the creationists claim about dinosaurs and humans.