Page 90 doesn't show Spinosaurus in the preview but I like to bet this dinosaur is wrongly illustrated to have an Allosaurus-like head when he actually had a head resembling Baryonyx, the fish eating, bipedal dinosaur creationists wrongly claims to be the dragon St. George slain while the dragon St. George slain in the legend was a winged heraldic dragon with a poisonous breath in the real version of the story.
Page 91-93: In their way of deluding Behemoth (meaning "dumb beast," not "kingly, gigantic beast"), the mythical animal which resembles a large bull, to be one and the same with a dinosaur, creationists would go after the largest dinosaurs, the sauropods because to them like Behemoth, the sauropods are huge and gigantic bigger than any other animal on earth other than the blue whale, and have massive tails as big and thick as a ceder tree unlike hippos and elephants that have thin, small skinny tails that are only the size and shape of a twig— at least in their eyes. To them Behemoth is the same as dinosaur, never mind that this is a direct result of creationists distorting Job 40:17 to mean the size of the tail instead of referring to just its movements.
When you Google "Behemoth" and "Dinosaur", you'll get something like "Behemoth or Dinosaur?" or "Are Dinosaurs Mentioned in the Bible?" and other similarities. These are creationist-induced questions made to cast doubt on unsuspecting people who longed believed that Behemoth describes a hippopotamus or an elephant. The truth is that creationists sugar-coated the verse that described the Behemoth's tail to hide from the children the fact that the "tail" in the verse is used as a euphemism for "phallus," a male sex organ, and the phrase..
"He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together."
..can accurately be translated to,
"He stiffens (or extends) his phallus like a cedar (or a pine tree): the muscles of his muscles of his testicles [part of the penis where the sperm glands are stored in] are squeezed tight."
This indicates that these descriptions does not describe any large reptile or sauropod dinosaur like Seismosaurus (Diplodocus Hallorum) shown on page 93 doing tricks like a dog before a small human that can't eat grass like a cow in reality due to their lack of chewing teeth and the inability for their jaws to move in a circular pattern, but a gigantic mammal, a supernatural animal resembling a bull, does. And this supernatural bull will battle Leviathan at the end of the world before God will intervene and kill them both to be used as food, tools, and clothing for his people in the New World.
Page 94: Here we see a incorrect drawing of Carnotaurus wrongly showing forelimbs that are much longer than the actual forelimbs of Carnotaurus which appears to be much more shorter and stumpier than the arms of Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Page 95: This only tells about how Adam and Eve was tricked by Lucifer (Satan), shown as a modern-style person with a mustache drawn in a broken lined pattern appearing behind the Tree of Knowledge throwing ventriloquist-style voices to a snake, into eating a forbidden fruit, never mind the actual version of the Creation Story in which Satan actually disguised himself as the snake to deceive Eve into eating the forbidden fruit. Thus, sin and decay came to the earth. Never mind that decay has already came to earth in form of digestion and decomposition which is a form of decay that breaks down food inside the stomach with the help of special bacterial microorganisms living inside the stomach. The food is then escorted through the intestines and emerges out of the body in form of excrement that nourishes plant life.
Page 96: Christian Fundamentalists, including creationists, insist that both physical as well as spiritual death came when Adam and Eve sinned. Yet, physical death, whether creationists like it or not, have already been established in form of plant death, dead cells that make up hair, and digestion which is a form of death and decay that help to nourish all types of organisms from plants to humans. Although blood animal sacrifices were made after Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden, all these sacrifices have failed to take away the physical death creationists claimed to have entered the world after Adam sinned. Physical death is still prevalent even after Jesus came to be the ultimate blood sacrifice for all our sins. He only took away spiritual death and paved the way for people to have all their sins forgiven and go to heaven to be in God's presence forever. If He tried to take away physical death, only to find physical death still prevalent among humans, then Christ would have been a failure to His Father.
Although page 97 is not shown, I would like to bet this still talks more about the message of salvation through Jesus Christ and how what happened in the Garden paved the way for Jesus to come and die on the cross for all our sins. Creationists long claim that all these things will become invalid to the point of giving the people no hope for salvation from hell if they find that evolution and "long ages" were proven true. They don't get it in their heads that evolution and planet earth being billions of years old and that life appeared over 3 billion years ago, proven through physical scientific evidence to be fact, is entirely irrelevant to the Gospel Message, the Atonement, and the Cross. Both are not an attack on the Cross, the Atonement, and the Message, but rather irrelevant to these three religious things.
Page 98: Here's an inaccurate drawing of naked Velociraptor fighting Protoceratops. This is the Sellenburger's distorted version of a remarkable fossil of two dinosaurs locked in combat before being rapidly buried in a sandstorm 80 million years ago that was discovered and unearthed in 1971.
But in the creationists' imaginary world, the two dinosaurs were rapidly buried together in the muddy waters of the Flood which allegedly covered the whole world and create layers upon layers of billions of dead fossilized remains, which doesn't logically explain why don't we find humans and dinosaurs (let alone extinct animals prior to the Pliocene epoch, ice age and modern animals) together; why aren't remnants of pre-Flood cities and cultures being found; and why are we finding more and more evidences for the Fossil Record being the result of gradual accumulations created by multiple events (i.e. earthquakes, local floodings, sandstorms, volcanic eruptions, etc.) each occurring separately over a period of time and never finding any direct evidence for a one time rapid lasagna-style Noah's Flood event that allegedly occurred 4,500 years ago during the time of the building of the pyramids in Egypt.
In the imaginary pre-Flood world, despite having plenty of food to eat through "lush tropical forests" (never mind the fact that dinosaurs are now known to live in all types of environments, including cold, arctic regions), dinosaurs began to become aggressive and fight each other to the death just as depicted in so many comic books and science fiction films including One Million Years BC. In reality, only a tiny few cases of this is known in the fossil record. The most well known case is of the two fighting dinosaurs that were killed in the sandstorm that can blow up a thick cloud of sand 5,000 feet high and rapidly bury anything on the spot unlike flash floods and tsunamis that would simply wash everything away from the spot they were at.
Page 99-101 is not shown, yet it is likely these pages are about the trumpeting lambosaurines, crested hadrosaurs such as Parasaurolophus who lived 76-73 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous Period, and the Sellenburger's LOL imaginary crank about what they think the long hollow crests were used for. This Duane Gish-invented crank about the crests' functions as being hot gas and fire breathing mechanisms is a clear example of creationists doing exactly what they accuse evolutionists of— making up unfounded, unproven imaginary tales and paraded them to the world as if they were all true.
Page 102: Despite what is shown in so many classic dinosaur books of the past, the creationists are obviously unaware that Scolosaurus is an invalid name for Euoplocephalus, an ankylosaurid more closely related to Ankylosaurus and that the creature depicted here on page 102 is likely non-existent.
Page 103-109 shows a child how to make an animated Kentrosaurus, a Late Jurassic stegosaur now known to have two spines growing on the shoulders rather than the hips and Styracosaurus a Mid-Late Cretaceous ceratopsian that lived long after Kentrosaurus died out.
Page 110: A scene where you'll only see in science fiction— a Ceratosaurus fighting an Ankylosaurus who bashed him with its club-like tail. Ceratosaurus was a Late Jurassic meat-eater who only tangled with the likes of Stegosaurus in real life. Ankylosaurus never saw Ceratosaurus in real life. Ceratosaurus have died out by the time Ankylosaurus appeared 70 million years ago and was one of the last non-avian dinosaurs to die out 65 million years ago.
Page 111: Here's another fantasy: Allosaurus, a Late Jurassic apex predator facing a Triceratops herd — horned dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous period which Allosaurus never saw in real life — encircling their young. Although many popular dinosaur books do depict ceratopsians encircling their young like musk ox do today, no evidence has ever been found that confirms such a concept.
One of the most absurd creationist claims ever made even advocate in kiddie crap literature like this one is the assertion that it is a sin for an animal to be a carnivore, hunting and killing animals for food. This is entirely unfounded anywhere in the bible. This is something creationists entirely made up because they can't accept the fact that God really did create carnivores (nephesh chayyah = "soulish creatures that inflict pain"), alongside herbivores and omnivores, to eat meat, maintain a healthy ecosystem, and prevent overgrazing among plants. They weed out weak and sickly animals to help maintain the health of the herd, to help plants thrive, and to help prevent disease from spreading about. Even God's Word, the Bible condones carnivory which is totally established and instigated by God who often used carnivorous animals to execute judgment on the wicked people (II Kings 17:25-26 for example). Even David praised God for the lion who sought food from God in form of prey (Psalms 104:21).
Page 112 is not shown but the next pages implies that the next section deals with Maiasaura, a duck billed dinosaur from the Early-mid Cretaceous Period known to have a strong motherly instinct to look after her eggs and young just like birds do today.
Page 113-116 just allows kids to play the Maiasaura migration game where players can help some lost baby Maiasauras find their way back to the nesting grounds and into the care and protection of their parents— but the predators can still snatch up babies to eat from the nesting grounds anyway. Especially when the mother gets distracted by one predator while the other predator comes in and snatches up a baby dinosaur for a meal.
Page 117: Now the Flood Folly begins with God's proclamation of a Great Global Flood to come and destroy "all flesh" save those that are in the ark. In the creationists' eyes, "all flesh" describes every air breathing animal of the sky and land and especially mankind. This is their way of looking at Genesis 6:13 which reads…
"And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth."
…and leave out the fact that the word "flesh" and "all flesh" is used throughout the Bible to describe only the godless human race, not animals who are morally innocent and can't think, understand morals, and reason the way humans do.
Where the creationists get such ideas of animals being just as wicked as man comes from Genesis 6:7 where it says,
"So the LORD said, "I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth—men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air—for I am grieved that I have made them."
Actually, the true inspiration behind this creationist logic comes from this passage from The Book of Jubilees.
"And lawlessness increased on the earth and all flesh corrupted its way, alike men and cattle and beasts and birds and everything that walks on the earth -all of them corrupted their ways and their orders, and they began to devour each other, and lawlessness increased on the earth and every imagination of the thoughts of all men (was) thus evil continually. And God looked upon the earth, and behold it was corrupt, and all flesh had corrupted its orders, and all that were upon the earth had wrought all manner of evil before His eyes. And He said that He would destroy man and all flesh upon the face of the earth which He had created."
And the real cause behind the corruption and violence plaguing all the earth comes from the Giants who were the children of the Fallen Angels and their wives the Daughters of Men as told in The First Book of Enoch in Chapters 6, 7, and 8 of the first section called "The Book of Watchers".
"And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.' And Semjâzâ, who was their leader, said unto them: 'I fear ye will not indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.' And they all answered him and said: 'Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.' Then sware they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And these are the names of their leaders: Samîazâz, their leader, Arâkîba, Râmêêl, Kôkabîêl, Tâmîêl, Râmîêl, Dânêl, Êzêqêêl, Barâqîjâl, Asâêl, Armârôs, Batârêl, Anânêl, Zaqîêl, Samsâpêêl, Satarêl, Tûrêl, Jômjâêl, Sariêl. These are their chiefs of tens And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones. And Azâzêl taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. Semjâzâ taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, 'Armârôs the resolving of enchantments, Barâqîjâl (taught) astrology, Kôkabêl the constellations, Êzêqêêl the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiêl the signs of the earth, Shamsiêl the signs of the sun, and Sariêl the course of the moon. And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven…"
And according to The Jewish Encyclopedia article about the Flood,
"The sins of the "men of the generation of the Flood" are variously given. They were proud and therefore shameless, parading the earth in a state of absolute nudity. They were licentious and lascivious, so that even the animals followed their example."
All these factors is what prompted God to send a huge deluge to cover the world and destroy the wicked.
Because Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord, the Lord decides to spare him and discuss with him plans to build the ark as instructed in the Bible. When finished, Noah was to take up with him two of every kind of creature. In another verse, however, Noah has to take up one pair of unclean animals and seven pairs of clean animals to keep alive and repopulate the earth.Thus the verse about Noah taking up two of every kind (Genesis 6:19) contradicts the verse about Noah taking two of unclean beasts and sever pairs of clean beasts (Genesis 7:2-3). Either way Noah was to take up animals, male and female, brought to him by God that are all sexually mature adults, not young, inexperienced babies. Unfortunately, the creationists made up the notion of Noah taking up only young, baby dinosaurs that are about the size of sheep on average because this is the only way they can fit every animal (all 9 million+) into the ark while ignoring the major flaws behind the claims; even if Noah took up only 125,280, or 50,000 or 75,000 sheep or pony-sized babies on board depending on the various assertions imagined up by creationists, he will still have problems with disease and overcrowding as most babies will grow really, really fast in a matter of weeks let alone a few months and would require more food, space, exercise, ventilation, and other types of adequate conditions to help maintain their health and well being.
Continuing next post…