There’s only one word that describes July 17th feedback article from Ken Ham’s idiot Answers in Genesis site– FAIL! The most dumbest explanation to why humans and dinosaurs are never found together in the fossil record is a total failure right from the start and Bodie Hodge, who appears to be dodging the question rather than answering it, knows it. He knows that what he believes about dinosaurs and humans living together thousands of years ago is completely false. But that’s not stopping him from making a fool of himself, explaining away why are there no humans and dinosaurs found together in the fossil record.
To start the idiocy off, Hodge begins his explanation by claiming:
We do find evidence of man and dinosaurs living at about the same time. We have found dinosaur remains within 500 years of human remains. Let me explain.
No, you didn’t. You found nothing. Completely nothing. You’re only making it up by pretending you have found dinosaur remains “within 500 years of human remains” while in fact you didn’t.
“The vast majority of the fossil record was laid down about 4,300 years ago during the Flood of Noah. Of the small amount of Flood sediment actually sifted through, many dinosaur fossils have been unearthed, especially in the Flood layers called Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous.”
Hodge, you’re a dunce! Right from the getgo, you have proven yourself to be unreliable in explaining the absence of human and dinosaur remains in the fossil record. Especially the absence of human and dinosaur remains in and around these so-called 3 “Flood layers” out of stupidity and ignorance. And that’s not all. You also do not have a clue in explaining how come there are no dinosaur remains dating before and after the Triassic, Jurassic, and the Cretaceous stratas.
After the Flood, we wouldn’t expect too many human fossils until the population started to re-grow and people began spreading across the earth. In fact, the Bible records that the first post-Flood death was that of Peleg about 340 years after the Flood.
What does that have to do with dinosaurs, Hodge? And where does the Bible say about Post-Flood deaths occurring at the time?
“Early in Peleg’s life, the people groups were separated from Babel, and people migrated to all parts of the globe. From this time on, we would expect people to have died in a few catastrophes or buried along their routes of migration or in the areas where they settled. This is exactly what we do find. Human fossils (like Homo erectus, Neanderthals, and modern Homo sapiens) begin popping up in post-Flood sediments in burial forms, in caves, areas of volcanic disturbances, etc. Some of these fossils could be from as early as the migration from Babel (100–200 years after the Flood), but others could be from a few hundred years later. Either way, at least some of these humans are within 500 years or so of the Flood, in which layers most of the dinosaur fossils were laid down.”
That does not explain why dinosaurs and humans, especially those so-called “post-Flood” humans, are not found together in the fossil record. Hodge, you are making it all up, never to provide a single shred of evidence to explain your beliefs. Plus, there is not one section in the Bible that tells about people dying due to Post-Flood events. The Bible simply says that God confused the language of the people and scatter them all over the land. People everywhere were dividing up into races, cultures, and nations. Each part of land was divided up into boundaries, states, and territories with each group living separately in their own respective lands. This is obviously how Peleg got his name. He was living at the time the world was being divided up into states, countries, and territories by people who were forced to be scattered by God who confuse the language of the people prior to seeing them building the Tower of Babel out of rebellion against the Lord. The term “world” according to the ancients is not the same as how we define the term today. To the ancients, the word “world” is define as a vast piece of land, not the entire globe. According to Wikipedia,
“The meaning of the earth being divided has been speculated to be a patriarchal division of the world (or possibly just the eastern hemisphere) among the three sons of Noah for future occupation, as specifically described in the Book of Jubilees. Flavius Josephus (among others) also affirms this interpretation in his Antiquities of the Jews, Book I, Chapter VI, Paragraph 4.”
And it most certainly have nothing to do with Plate Techtonics despite what some Christian fundamentalists and creationists claim.
See? What I tell you. Hodge avoids the question! He has no explanation whatsoever to why no human and dinosaur remains has ever been found together in the fossil record and he just proved it right there. The rest of the article only contain dictatorial and demagogic rants, saying that Christians need to “think biblically about dinosaurs as well as the rock layers.” Christians don’t need to think biblically about it, Hodge. There’s nothing in the Bible that says anything about dinosaurs and rock layers. You are only saying that to assume that Genesis 1:24-26 “clearly” states that God made all dinosaurs and man at the same time, while you know deep down inside that the passage doesn’t really say that, and that it contradicts Genesis 2:19-20 passage, which says that God made the animals after man while the former says that God created animals before man. Then you turn around and contradict all that by claiming that God creating less than 200 animals, including less than 50 different kinds of dinosaurs, never mind creating the rest of everything, lest He allows the world to get so grossly overcrowded that no one will ever move about without bumping and trampling onto each other.
You also assume that Behemoth and Leviathan were dinosaurs and the Flood was the one that caused all the rock layers to form only because these two animals far more bigger and dangerous than any other animal known and this is your way to explain the formation of the fossil record while being totally ignorant of what the 2 animals really are and how the rock layers really formed through physical evidence.
“I still find it strange how humanists attempt to take the Flood sediment that was laid down over the course of about a year and stretch it out to millions and billions of years.”
Oh sure! Make believe! Never mind the fact that there’s no such thing as the Flood sediment and that real fossil record is made up of only multiple types of sediment formed by everything but the Flood over countless eons. The fossil record is correctly dated by geologists, not humanists, who use the world’s most accurate dating methods to date the record to be millions and billions of years old. Only a creationist like Hodge can squeeze the whole record to one full year while giving every prehistoric inhabitant no chances of living their lives according to what the evidence revealed to us in the fossil record. None whatsoever. Everything according to the creationists has to be all made up of just one time zone filled with mega-crowded inhabitants that can’t find any space to move about before being covered by an extremely rapid juggernaught of 200 MPH of dirty floodwaters that gives everyone no chances of escaping, feeding, raising their young, etc. What you claim won’t work, explains nothing, and is not at all Biblical. Sorry, Hodge. You've failed.