"Dinosaurs -- Alive after Babel?" — such a dumbest title to such a dumbest article written to address such a dumbest fairy tale! All made up by Paul Taylor of Answers in Genesis, infamous for his idiot book and site The Great Dinosaur mystery and the Bible, who likely was one of the first creationists to fabricate dragon legends and distort Bible Stories for personal gain by shoehorning dinosaurs into the mix because they're too dull-minded to acknowledge the fact that dinosaurs lived and died 65 million years ago due to physical evidence supporting such a scenario.
Leave it to the artist to distort dragon art by putting in a sauropod surrounding by a medieval decor embellishments being tied down and speared by two humans and use that image as a false comparison with another image of a knight slaying a dragon based on various depictions of the famous tale of St. George and the Dragon. This along with the whole article is all the direct distortion and fabrication of dragon legends. That's it. Taking folklore, shoehorning dinosaurs into the mix and throw out parts of the stories that clearly debunks the creationist claims about dragon descriptions matching dinosaurs.
The first part of the article goes as follows:
"Dinosaurs! With so many strange appendages and such great size, this group of land animals is among the most amazing and diverse ever to walk the planet. Their origin and extinction is packed with mystery and controversy."
So what does that have to do with the article? Answer: Not a dang thing but a piece of crappy propaganda that introduce the reader to the article written by Taylor who claims to accept what he dreams up and distort by faith— or rather by blind ignorance and not by facts.
The next section claims that God's Word the Bible answers one mystery of the dinosaurs while it answers not a dang thing about dinosaurs in reality. The whole section only gives out the distorted version of the Creation and Noah's ark stories along with false claims about dinosaurs and man living at the same time and not separated by millions of years despite what the fossil evidence truly reveal to us about dinosaurs and humans.
There is no mentioning of dinosaurs found in the bible, except birds. Creationists, in the Third section, on the other hand claims,
"There are many biblical and extrabiblical clues that humans continued to have first-hand knowledge of dinosaurs after the Flood."
No, not clues, but fabrications creationists made up out of ignorance of humans having no knowledge of dinosaurs prior to 1842.
"The book of Job, written a few centuries after the Flood, uses the ancient name behemoth (bih-HEE-moth), whose original meaning has been lost. This is what appears to be ancient history’s best surviving description of a dinosaur."
It's not and they know it. Anything to show just how stupid and wrong creationists are when they deliberately ignore the fact that the word Behemoth means "Dumb Beast" and that the passage in Job 40 only describes a supernatural mammalian animal of Jewish legend that live right beside a large river.
"Since dinosaurs survived the Flood, why don’t we see them today? One basic problem for post-Flood dinosaurs was environmental change, making it more difficult to find the right types and sufficient quantities of food to sustain them. Dinosaurs eventually went extinct for the same basic causes that other plants and animals have gone extinct, including environmental change and human destruction. In the end, people probably killed some of them off for meat, fame, or self-defense."
Nope. No mentioning of the Chicxulub meteor, the true culprit behind the dinosaur extinction, in this paragraph— just ignorance, laughs, stupidity, distortion of Bible Stories, and pure make-believe inspired by prehistoric science fiction.
Outside of the Bible, ancient peoples around the world told of heroes who killed large, reptilian creatures. These accounts are almost as numerous as flood legends. The ancient Europeans, for example, called these monsters “dragons.” They appear in art, literature, and folklore.
After researching thousands of books and ancient legends, I came to see that the most ancient stories were generally the least far-fetched and magical-sounding. These are often the most sober reports of creatures that closely match known types of dinosaurs. Generally the later legends (post-extinction) are spiced-up with bizarre mythology and superhuman deeds.
Do I have to go debunk all this again and again? Actually, no I don't need to when I already done it. All of what is claimed by Taylor are not "sober reports of creatures that closely match known types of dinosaurs", but creationist-made fabrications made up by the likes of Taylor who fabricated all the dragon stories they can get their hands on by throwing out parts of dragon descriptions that don't describe dinosaurs and leave in what the creationists want to leave in only to deceive the lay people into thinking these stories are just what creationists falsely claimed they are, then say these are stories of heroes who killed "large reptilian creatures", never mind the tales describing only serpentine creatures. Dinosaurs are not serpentine creatures.
Only two fabricated stories are mentioned in the article in the fourth section— One is about Gilgamesh, an ancient Babylonian Hero who killed only a humanoid demon named Humbaba who was the guardian of a cedar forest and a large bull deity named Gugalanna who was responsible for a severe drought overtaking the land in the true version of the story. Yet, Taylor stupidly claims he killed a large dinosaur that "devoured trees and reeds, was fearsome to see, and had terrible teeth" by cutting off its head as a trophy. The other is about the Apocryphal story of Daniel, Bel, and the Dragon which is not accepted by Protestant Christians as canonical,
"A much more recent legend, from the second century BC, describes an encounter that the prophet Daniel supposedly had with a dinosaur. According to this Jewish legend, the Babylonian king wanted Daniel to worship a live dragon kept in a royal temple: “And in the same place there was a great dragon, which they of Babylon worshiped. And the king said to Daniel, ‘Will you also say that this is of brass? Lo, he lives, he eats, and drinks. You cannot say that he is no living god; therefore worship him.’” Daniel declined and was able to kill the animal, proving that it was not a god. (This apocryphal story is called “Bel and the Dragon.” Like so many other legends, we have no outside evidence to confirm any basis in history.)"
Neither do they have inside evidence to confirm any bases in history like that. This book is only written to oppose and ridicule idolatry. Especially the god Bel, whom can consume a lot of food and drink that was offered to him— or so Cyrus, the Babylonian king, assumes. Daniel knew that Bel is nothing more than a statue made out of metal and clay that don't eat or drink unlike living beings and proved this by exposing the priests, along with their wives and children, as the ones responsible for consuming the food and drink that was supposedly offered to an inanimate object, leading the king to kill them all for the deception and allow Daniel to destroy the temple and the idol along with it. The dragon in the story is not about a dinosaur, but a large snake, like a large python, whose belly burst when Daniel fed it a cake made of tar, fat, and goat hair to prove to the king that the dragon is not a god but a mortal being. This is the exact same way Marduk destroys Tiamat by making her swallow a wind storm in Babylonian mythology. It has nothing to do with dinosaurs. Dragons are associated with snakes. Every ancient tale of dragons describe them as snake-like beasts with coiling bodies and poisonous bites. Dinosaurs in reality are none of such things.
At the conclusion of the article, Taylor claims,
Did any of these ancient storytellers see live dinosaurs? It is fun to imagine that some did, but we cannot be sure which stories are based on real encounters, and which are merely stories passed down over many generations.
Talk about begging the question. Fringed upon to hide the fact that these ancient storytellers only made up such tales based on encounters with fossil remains of prehistoric animals, mostly coming from early Cenozoic and Ice Age mammals. Others were based on encounters with snakes and crocodiles no one living in certain remote areas has ever seen before. The rest are only made up just to provide people with entertainment.
One thing seems certain, however. It is highly unlikely that so many different people groups all over the world could dream up similar stories of beasts that closely match the animals now known as dinosaurs.
Only creationists can dream up stories of beasts that closely match the dinosaurs thanks to their ability to fabricate and distort dragon legends, changing the stories to make them say what the creationists themselves want to say.
"We accept the biblical descriptions of behemoth by faith—and have no need of supporting evidence to accept God’s Word about this and other marvelous beasts (such as the fire-breathing leviathan of Job 41)."
Which just comes to show how arrogant creationists are when they proudly declare that they don't need evidence when all they have is just blind ignorance rather than faith, which clearly shows to us that this is the creationists way of hiding the fact that this "faith" they have is all the direct result of creationists making unfounded claims (like the one about who really wrote the Book of Genesis, in which the creationists, without proof, claims that the book was "probably written by Adam, Noah, the sons of Noah, and Terah, and later edited or assembled by Moses" and have not a single trace of evidence to back it all up), fabricating and distorting God's Word, including the Biblical passages of Job 40 and 41, distorting and fabricating folkloric monster myths and dragon legends, feigning having faith and pretending to do research and making discoveries (while they're not), and finally faking evidence to support their idiocy— all done only for personal gain.