Can’t explain it, can’t they? It’s an absolute fact that Creationists cannot honestly explain why no human fossils are found alongside dinosaur fossils. So, they dodge the question by making up worthless explanations, invent lies, and throwing out everything that contradicts them, just like what Creationist Bodie Hodge is doing here. Bodie Hodge, one of Ken Ham's AiG cronies publish a brief, small article entitled, If humans and dinosaurs lived together, why don't we find human fossils with dinosaur fossils? (Answer: They were never there to begin with.)
Then some time later, he expanded the article to include in Ham's rehashed version of The Answers Book by adding more flaws, more dodging of the question, more senseless hype, and more empty explanations to it, making it more idiotic than it was when he first wrote about it. The article begins by claiming,
"Biblical creationists believe that man and dinosaurs lived at the same time because God, a perfect eyewitness to history, said that He created man and land animals on Day 6 (Genesis 1:24-31). Dinosaurs are land animals, so logically they were created on Day 6."
Creationists like Hodge has done a pretty banged-up job of blaspheming God and His integrity by branding Him as a perfect false eyewitness to history and claiming that God said this while knowing deep down inside He didn't really do what He claimed to have said. Hodge then claims,
"In contrast, those who do not believe the plain reading of Genesis,…"
You mean "plain distorted reading of Genesis," Hodge!
…such as many non-Christians and compromised Christians,..
who's anyone Christian and non-Christian who rejects the falsehood of young earth creationism, all while engrossing themselves in hypocrisy of the real "compromised Christians" who are none other than Hodge, Ham, and others who compromise their faith in God with the strong desire to abuse and distort Christianity, Islam, and all other religions for their own personal gain with lies, distortions, hate, propaganda, and conspiracy.
..believe the rock and fossil layers on earth represent millions of years of earth history and that man and dinosaurs did not live at the same time."
This supposed "belief" is based on factual evidence. There is nothing imaginary about humans and dinosaurs not living at the same time. Apparently, Hodge is aware of the fact that every time scientists dug up fossils of dinosaurs, they found no traces of human remains and artifacts in and around the fossils. The fossil record clearly shows that there is absolutely no human remains and artifacts found together alongside dinosaur remains. Something even old-earth creationists and theistic evolutionists have tried to point out to the young earthers many times, but they won't listen to anything that contradicts their fairy tale. So knowing the fossil record poses a major problem for the likes of Hodge, Hodge decides to make up lies, falsehoods, and empty explanations to why don't we find human fossils with dinosaur fossils, if they lived at the same time? The True Answer: Because human fossils were never with dinosaur fossils to begin with. Thus, the fact that humans never lived with dinosaurs except birds is clearly well established.
Yet, Hodge still dictates his followers by telling them they must believe in this mythology of dinosaurs (of non-avian types) and humans living together to be true (or else go to Hell) by giving out some of the most stupidest of explanations ever come up with in hopes these "answers" Hodge gives out will explain everything as to why there are no human fossils found with dinosaur fossils. It doesn't. The dumbest, unfounded, made-up answers Hodge puts out will not explain one dang thing about humans and dinosaur fossils as we shall see here. The first LOL statement Hodge gave out claims,
"We find human fossils in layers that most creationists consider post-Flood. Most of these were probably buried after the Flood and after the scattering of humans from Babel."
Didn't creationists say that all fossils are formed by Noah's Flood that rapidly buried the bodies of plants, animals, and people and change them into fossils? They always rejected the notion of fossils being formed by a gentle shower of rain and sediment occurring gradually over a long period of time out of concern that if the supposed "billions of dead things" were laid down by a gentle shower of rain and sediment over a long period of time, the bodies would've all rotted away by the time sediment completely covers them, preferring to have only the violent, flash Flood of Noah to do all the preservation and fossil forming for them. If these human fossils are so-called "Post-Flood" remains, then how did they become fossils to begin with without experiencing rapid burial and decay? This claim about human fossils being "Post-Flood" remains directly contradicts the well known, oft-repeated creationist claim about all fossils, including human fossils, are formed as the result of plants, animals, and people being buried rapidly by Noah's Flood.
So it is true that human and dinosaur fossils have yet to be found in the same layers, but does that mean that long-age believers are correct?"
They are. But here's how Hodge is twisting it about to make it as if they're not.
In the next paragraph Hodge give out a list of what he believes what the fossil record is made up of.
~95% of all fossils are shallow marine organisms, such as corals and shellfish.
~95% of the remaining 5% are algae and plants.
~95% of the remaining 0.25% are invertebrates, including insects.
The remaining 0.0125% are vertebrates, mostly fish. (95% of land vertebrates consist of less than one bone, and 95% of mammal fossils are from the Ice Age after the Flood.)
"The number of dinosaur fossils is actually relatively small, compared to other types of creatures. Since the Flood was a marine catastrophe, we would expect marine fossils to be dominant in the fossil record. And that is the case."
Hodge is correct when he says that most fossils came from marine animals while the rest of the record is made up of a small percentage of fossil remains of land animals and plants. But that does not explain why are there no human remains found alongside dinosaur remains. While at the same time, he's also incorrect when he claims that the land vertebrates consist of only less than one bone. Creationists imagined up this oft-repeated claim of the fossil record being made up of less than one bone out of sheer ignorance of land vertebrates being discovered and unearthed in complete sets including the hadrosaur fossil nicknamed "Dakota."
Obviously they are afraid to mention the complete fossils because these fossils clearly destroys the mythical portrayal of the fossil record as being "Flood accounts." Plus, If Noah's Flood was a true event like the creationists claimed, even the marine fossils would have been just as rare as the land vertebrates themselves. In fact there would have been no fossils of any type found at all if the Flood of Noah was true and did occurred 4,500 years ago just as the creationists claimed it did. Secondly, just like the "post-Flood human fossil claim, the claim about 95% of mammal fossils being from the Ice Age after the Flood blatantly contradicts the claim about all fossils being formed rapidly by Noah's Flood, also. Just like the "post-Flood" human remains, If these Ice Age fossils are so-called "Post-Flood" remains, then how did they become fossils to begin with without experiencing rapid burial and decay?
The next section makes another contradictory claim that tries to explain the motive behind the Flood. This section claims that God wants to "blot out" mankind with the Flood because of his sins, but that doesn't mean He wanted to "blot out" mankind completely— or so Hodge thinks. In their claims dealing with whether the Flood was global or regional, creationists claimed that if God flooded only small parts of the world instead of the whole globe, He didn't really keep his promise and He only dished out partial judgment upon mankind. In this section, Hodge dictates everyone to think that God wants to completely wipe out all mankind for his sins, but turn around and leave behind traces of them to serve as a warning to anyone who decides to sin against God, implying that God didn't really keep His promise to unleashed the complete wrath and judgment upon the land animals and the sinful mankind after all, but instead only dished out partial judgment on the surface dwellers. Folks, if you want to see another example of creationist claim contradicting creationist claim as well as creationist contradicting the Literal Bible, making no sense of everything that's found in the fossil record, this is it!
According to dictionary.com, To "blot out" means "to wipe out completely everything." And I do mean "COMPLETELY EVERYTHING!" off the face of the earth without a single trace.
If Hodge claims to be the case, then plants and animals would also have been wiped out the exact same way as the human race, leaving no traces of their remains behind.
The next section deals with whether human remains fossilize like other creatures. The real answer to that entirely depends on the conditions surrounding the human remains. In fact, forming fossils out of human remains are entirely no different than forming fossils out of remains of plants and animals. They are formed exactly the same way depending on the conditions that surrounds them all. Hodge, however, beings up another assertion that doesn't explain everything of what creationists constantly claim about dinosaurs and humans together,
"Fossilization is a rare event, especially of humans who are very mobile. Since the rains of Noah's Flood took weeks to cover the earth, many people could have made it to boats, grabbed on to floating debris, and so on."
That doesn't make sense. Anyone who made it to boats and grabbed onto floating debris and anything else would've stood a better chance at surviving the Flood as long as the boats are well made to withstand the pounding of waves and the people manages to hold onto floating debris real tight. The rains may took weeks to cover the earth, but if what creationists claims to be the case, then none of the people outside the ark who are stuck floating on boats, rafts, and floating debris, clinging to dear life, would have perish in the Flood which will go directly against the Bible that says that everything outside the ark that breathe died during the 40 days and 40 nights it rained.
If God intended to kill off all people in the Flood, then how did God prevent other people who had boats from surviving the flood? If creationists claims that the boats would've have been torn apart in the Flood, the ark would have experience the very same thing. State this to the creationists and chance are they will counter this by making up another imaginary, unfounded "goddoneit" claims about angels protecting the ark while all the other boats are being been torn up. If the young earth and the worldwide Flood is true, then we would've find scores of traces of skeletal remains of humans in and around boats wrecks and fossil tree trunks and branches dating to the time of the alleged Flood all over the earth, but none are found.
"Some may have made it to higher ground. Although they wouldn't have lasted that long and would have eventually perished, they might not fossilize. In most cases, dead things decompose or get eaten. They just disappear and nothing is left."
That doesn't make sense either because if those who perished in the Flood might not fossilize and just decompose and rotted away, then all animals and plants would experience the exact same way. Then the fossil record would be completely bare of bones and fossils from top to bottom.
Apparently, when creationists saw the fossil record being completely void of human fossils except for the top strata, they drew to the conclusion that the human race must have fled to the highest ground while all the animal and plant life, which fossils are found below the top strata reaching all the way to the bottom of the fossil record, perished in the Flood. This conclusion fails miserably to explain why are there fossils of plants and animals of various species each found only exclusively in certain types of rock strata and nowhere else (i.e. Brontotherium is found only in the strata dating to the Oligocene epoch about 37-32 million years ago while Placerias is found only in the strata dated to the Triassic Period about 220 million years ago. Kronosaurus is found only in the strata dated to the Early Cretaceous Period about 112 million years ago while Mixosaurus is found only in the strata dated to Triassic Period about 220 million years ago. And angiosperms (flowering plants) is found only in the strata dated to the Early Cretaceous Period that began about 145 million years ago while pteridophyta (ferns) is found only in the lower strata dated to the Early Carboniferous Period that began about 354 million years ago.).
Here's another idiot explanation that doesn't do any good in solving the mystery of the disappearance of "pre-flood" humans. The next section entitled Were Pre-Flood Humans Few in Number? where it claims that the populations of "pre-flood" humans were estimated in either few hundred thousand, 17 billion people, or perhaps hundreds of thousands according to Hodge. Either way, the population of Earth would greatly play a major part in overcrowding the planet along with all types of plants and animals living and extinct, making earth the most overcrowded planet in the universe with no room for any space at all.
The next explanation of why "pre-flood" humans were not found according to Hodge is because there's far too many sediment in the ground and far too little human population to be found anywhere. In Hodge's mind, just like today, human populations in the fictional "pre-Flood" era were perhaps not evenly distributed and are only found in pocketed areas that have yet to be discovered, yet are buried way too deep in sediment for them to be unearthed. Outside Hodge's imagination, the chances of finding such pocketed areas in the so-called "pre-Flood" sediments (Pre-Pliocene sediments in real life) along with finding humans and dinosaurs together in the same layer is both entirely nil. Nowhere in all layers of pre-Pliocene rock are there any evidence of human remnants found alongside each and every prehistoric monster dating before the Pliocene Epoch whether they be individuals or large and small groups from top to bottom. Despite all this, creationists like Hodge still continues to cling to false hopes and pipe dreams of finding such traces of densely populated human dwellings, accompany by evidences of dinosaurs being kept as pets and people using all forms of technology way beyond their time, whether they be in the form of cities, villages, farmlands, and campsites in hopes that someday, somehow a piece of evidence will turn up that will confirm their young earth beliefs to be true and evolution and long ages will be exactly what creationists wanted them to be— a lie. Dream on, creationists! Dream on!
Hodge is a total failure. He has no answers to why no human remains has ever been found alongside dinosaur remains. He cannot answer it! He cannot explain it! What is shown throughout the article is Bodie Hodge avoiding the question and making explanations that don't make sense. This is also one of the best example of creationist claims contradicting creationist claims and of creationists letting their imaginations run away with them, never allowing their absent-minded selves to make real sense of the fossil record. But that's not all what the article claims about. The last section of the article entitled Think about It-Would You Want to Live with Dinosaurs? claims,
"Often, people believe that if human bones aren't found with dinosaur bones, then they didn't live at the same time. Actually, all we know for sure is that they weren't buried together. It is very easy for creatures to live at the same time on earth, but never even cross paths. Have you ever seen a tiger or a panda in the wild? Just because animals are not found together does not mean they do not live in the same world at the same time."
If that's what Hodge claim it simply means, then how are they not living in the same world at the same time? The answer according to Hodge is that there are lots of "living fossils" such as the Coelacanth, the Wollemi Pine, and the Ginkgo that were once thought to be extinct for millions of years only to turn up unexpectedly in some remote places throughout the world. However, this section blatantly ignores the fact that all these 3 "living fossils" are living relatives of extinct species of plants and animals that have died out million years ago. Plus, it ignores that fact that one of the possible explanations to why there are no fossils of coelacanths found in the fossil record since 70 million years is because they thrive in very deep areas of the water where little or no fossilization occur. The same goes with the plants that live in areas that are void of any type of condition that would cause fossilization to occur.
This article implies that if it is possible for a coelacanth, Wollemi Pine, and the Ginkgo to be found alive and living alongside humans after it was thought to be extinct for millions of years, then it will be possible for a dinosaur to be found exactly same way…. IF they are part of the Lazarus Taxon.
To confirm what Hodge 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 Hodge 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.
The problem with this idiotic assertion is that both humans and dinosaurs are NOT a part of the Lazarus Taxon. In order for them to be in the Lazarus Taxon, there have to be a gap in the fossil record that spans between living humans and dinosaurs and dead humans and dinosaurs. But that's not the case!
Just because there are 3 organisms living alongside humans today and the fossil record shows no traces of them coexisting with humans doesn't mean dinosaurs like Apatosaurus and T.rex, let alone all other extinct animals that predates the Dawn of Man, must have lived at the same time as humans and modern animals in separate areas of the world. Especially since none of such animals 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, snake, turtle, and elephant 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. One can only look at any current, updated map showing the locations of every fossil site in the world to see that there is no way humans, prehistoric and modern animals can live at the same time separately without bumping into each other.
The last section of the article asks, "What Can We Conclude?" Answer: Conclude just how flawed, idiotic, stupid, and false Hodge's explanations are and stick with the true conclusions that there absolutely no indications of humans/dinosaur co-existence found everywhere, anywhere in all record accounts whether it be fossil, historical, or archaeological records all over the earth.
Like all creationists, Hodge cannot honestly explain why are there no human remains, ruins, and artifacts found alongside dinosaur remains, let alone any other extinct animals that predate the Dawn of Man. He can't ever explain the complete absence of human remains inside the dinosaurs' stomach area and why don't we find remnants of humans embedded in dinosaur feces. But unfortunately, this doesn't stop him and others from having nice imaginary dreams about a la la land filled with sickly sweet animals and people living together including the coconut eating T.rex while vainly clinging to false hopes of finding "unsurprising" evidences of humans and dinosaurs living together side by side, whether they be evidences that tell of human parties invading dinosaur lands for sport (or for food) or merely humans and dinosaurs being washed up and buried together, causing fictional "evolutionists" to make up one imaginary hypothesis after another by, at one point, speculate that they have been moved, redeposited, or something.
Dream on, Hodge! What you assert are all figments of your imagination, not real life. None of what you claim will ever be found. Even if the evidence for dinosaurs and humans living together is found, it will not make evolution and millions of years invalid, nor does it destroy the facts of evolution and "long ages." Rather it will only enhance and support evolution more and lead scientists to debate on how did dinosaurs evolve over time to cope with the human race.
Surprisingly, as a matter of fact, the evidence of humans and dinosaurs together have already been found. But they're not what creationists think they are. Creationists like to think that somewhere in the remote area of the world, there is a region still inhabited by dinosaurs like Apatosaurus and T.Rex living alongside of humans who are also living in that particular region as well. That only exists in science fiction. In real life, one doesn't have go far to search anywhere in the world to find dinosaurs living alongside humans while one can just look up in the sky and see a dinosaur known as a bird flying overhead.
Now look at the concluding statement Hodge made towards the very end of the article,
"As biblical creationists, we don't require that human and dinosaur fossils be found in the same layers. Whether they are found or not, does not affect the biblical view of history."
Isn't that something? He says we don't require that human and dinosaur fossils be found in the same layers, but he's sure is making it as if it is a requirement for human and dinosaur fossil to be found in the same layers to believe the false, distorted biblical view of history. After all, didn't the bible, according to the creationists, say that humans and dinosaurs were created at the same time on the same day of the same week? If humans and dinosaurs were created at the same time, then we should find scores of evidence of humans and dinosaurs living together at the same time in all forms of historical, archaeological, fossil, and even biblical records. But none are found!
Here's the end of the article where Hodge engages in unbiblical and propaganda-style pep talk to rally the readers into making a false choice,
"The fundamental debate is really about the most trustworthy source of information about history. Do we start with the Bible, which God says is true in every detail, including its history, or do we start with the changing theories of imperfect man?"
Answer: We start with neither! Both are distorted! Both the Bible, which God is alleged to say is true in every detail, including its history and the changing theories of imperfect man are all one and the same in form of young earth creationism, which is what Hodge dictates everyone to embrace and forget about what you learn in science and Bible scholarship classes concerning about the real history of the Bible and the fossil record. Like all creationists Hodge wants everyone to think that this is not blind faith to believe in Hodges' own words,
"…that God has filled the world with clear evidences that confirm the truth of His Word and the certainty of the Christian faith."
But where are they, Hodge? Where are the supposed…oh, wait! There is clear evidence! The clear evidence that confirm the truth of young earth creationism to be an absolute lie that undermines both God, His Word, and the certainty of the Christian Faith.
What is preached here by Hodge is blind faith! What Hodge is saying actually translates to, "It's not blind faith, but it is Blind Faith." Blind faith in something, like young earth creationism, that is entirely false will get your real Christian Faith, which makes it all possible for you to please God, killed.
"The fossil record itself is an incredible testimony to the truth of God's Word and His promise to "blot out" all land dwelling, air-breathing animals and humans in a worldwide catastrophe."
And an incredible false testimony it is! If what Hodge says to be the truth of God's Word, then not only did God carried out his promise to blot out all land dwelling, air-breathing animals and humans, without an absolute trace, in a worldwide catastrophe, He also managed to completely blot out all the passengers on board the ark in the aftermath of the worldwide catastrophe despite his promise to salvage them from the flood in order to be kept alive afterwords. Saying that God has promise to blot out all land dwelling, air-breathing animals and humans and their wickedness completely, only to leave lots of traces of them behind, which is exactly the same as if to say that God has promised to blot out all sin and wickedness, yet find sin and wickedness still being prevalent in this world, is kind of saying that God has failed to keep his promises to punish the Earth by unleashing His full Judgment on the Earth, and failed to really blot them all out completely like He said he would. That's pure blasphemy.