Creationists demands all people, whether Christian or not, to accept all of what they are saying as truth and not question it. Knowing their evil, unrelenting bigotry and hatred, and blatant dishonesty in everything they say especially about animal diets, believing and not questioning their "doctrinal teachings" is not recommended. There is in fact some Christian dogma out there that seem to speak of God, but actually has the world "Satan" written all over it and creationism, especially young earth creationism, is one of them. In the October 6, 2007 edition of Answers in Genesis "News to Nuts" creationists are shamelessly parading the recent discovery of a new Gryposaurus genus named Gryposaurus monumentensis as proof that just because an animal has sharp teeth doesn't mean it eats meat (Rather just because an animal have blunt teeth doesn't mean it eats plants). Makes no difference whatsoever. It's exactly the same as just because an animal has blunt teeth doesn't mean it eats plants. Teeth alone does not make an animal a meat-eater or a plant-eater. There are other ways to tell whether an animal eats meat, plants, or both just by telling how different is their digestive system, how strong the neck muscles are, how structural is the teeth, whether the animal has normal chewing molars for chewing grass or carnassials that help pull meat away from bone, how eyes either see forward or on the sides, how strong is their legs, and much more.
In the article, creationists, using citations from a BBC article, reports on the latest discovery of Gryposaurus monumentensis and mentions that Dr. Terry Gates of the Utah Museum of Natural History, who studied the fossil, says in the BBC article,
We just don’t know what this dinosaur ate,” [Gates] said. "But whilst the food preferences of the toothy Gryposaurus monumentensis remain a mystery, the diet of other creatures alive at the time do not."
Gates knows for certain that this dinosaur was a herbivore, but what kinds of plants did it ate was a mystery. That's what he's talking about here. But how do the creationists respond to this? Simple. Get stupidly ignorant of the fact that these hadrosaurs have been preyed on by tyrannosaurs and a dromaeosaurid named Hagryphus and make this following crank:
Interestingly, this brings to mind the attacks evolutionists (and compromisers) levy against the Bible’s teaching that all animals were created as vegetarian (Genesis 1:30).
Uh, don't you mean Ken Ham's idiot teachings when you say that, Gates? As a matter of fact, it is blasphemy to make false teaching, especially the false teaching of creationism, and the teachings of the Bible be one and the same. Unlike what creationists claim about the Bible, the Bible actually says that God only gave man and animals plants to eat, never to mean a commandment whatsoever.
Often, animals whose jaws and teeth appear to be suited for eating meat are instead mostly or exclusively plant-eaters, as in the case of the giant panda and certain types of bats and bears; here, the toothy, powerful-jawed Gryposaurus has been categorized as plant eating as well, based on its genus (although its diet is unknown).
Gryposaurus wasn't really picky at all. It must have eaten any kind of plant varieties it likes and let its batteries of teeth pulverized them to a digestible pulp. As for the giant panda, bats, and bears, creationists, who cite animals such as these evidence of their tripe, never get it in their heads that these animals are omnivores. They eat both plants and meat. Their sharp, pointed teeth are called canines. They are used to intimidate rivals, fight back when attacked, and frighten enemies away. And many of the canines are shallow-rooted, thin, smooth, and blunt in comparison with teeth of a carnivore that are deep-rooted, sharp, rigged, and conical.
The argument that certain creatures, such as T. rex, just “couldn’t have been” vegetarian before the Fall is contradicted by creatures we know are plant eating, despite teeth and jaws that appear ferocious.
The teeth of T.rex is deep-rooted, rigged, and conical unlike bats, bears, and pandas (which are bears themselves) that have omnivorous teeth with chewing molars and canines that are thin, smooth, and blunt. It is completely usless to compare the teeth of T.rex with teeth of an omnivore.
Furthermore, our current uncertainty about what Gryposaurus ate is a refreshingly candid admission that it is difficult/many times impossible to know exactly what happened in the past (particularly what animals ate in Eden) without relying on an eyewitness (which we have in God’s Word: the Creator).
Oh sure. Never mind that just an eyewitness to the event is not worth a hill of beans if that person completely lacks solid, valid, credible evidence that clearly tells us that the event did occur. If the Creator has no valid evidence to confirm what he's saying and the event didn't really took place after all, then there's no sense of ever trusting the Creator who planted false evidence and give out only false testimonies while hiding direct, truthful evidence pointing to the exact opposite in an effort to deceive those who are unaware of the truth behind it all. That's testing God. It's very wrong to put God to the test by saying He did this, while in fact He didn't, have people believe you, and hope and pray that no one will find out that He really didn't do what you said he did in the first place.