Proof that creationists are incredibally idiotic and are NO expert in dinosaurs! Carl Wieland's idiot CMI site presents an article that erroneously regard Psittacosaurus as "duck billed dinosaurs" (*MAJOR FACEPALM*) which ignores the fact that Psittacosaurus is an early ceratopsian that lived about 100 million years ago in what is now Mongolia.
All over the article, Taz Walker insists that all fossils must be formed by rapid burial, never mind the types of fossils that highly requires a slow and snail-like burial to become a fossil like amber for example.
This article is written in response to the latest discovery of about 187 fossils of Psittacosaurus that were recently unearthed in Mongolia. 80 of them were obtained by Paleontologist Jack Horner who said, "These dinosaurs were definitely all living together and they represent a variety of ages." The Discovery News article says,
"It is possible the animals died at once from poisoning, disease or some kind of natural disaster, but the cause, or causes, of death have yet to be determined."
Creationists like Walker wants the cause to be Noah's Flood that would have washed them away from the area where they were found and all torn up if such an incident have occurred. Walker nitpicks at the article.
"Poisoning? How feasible is the idea that 187 dinosaurs poisoned themselves all at the same time."
Quite as feasible as the incident involving about 1,700 humans being poisoned by C02 released by a lake somewhere in Africa
"But even if they were all poisoned together, that does not answer the other [sic] tricky question. How was it that all those dinosaurs were fossilized together—in sediment laid down by water? For how many years did the dead animals lie around the countryside waiting to be gradually covered by sediment?"
Sandstorms and volcanic ashes can bury plants and animals on the spot. A flood on the other hand would wash all those dinosaurs away from where they were found. Walker attempt at appeal doesn't say anything about what kind of rocks the Psittacosaurs were buried in. He just assumes they're all "flood deposits" while ignoring the real cause of the formation of rocks that had nothing to do with Noah's Flood.
"Disease? Now, that is a possibility. Microbes could conceivably kill 187 dinosaurs. But again, that does not explain how they were all buried. Without rapid burial of their remains then they would rot away until there was nothing left. No, the disease theory does not explain the dinosaur graveyard."
Depending on the conditions surrounding them, dead bodies can be preserved for thousands of years without being buried. They can be well preserved while experiencing slow burials. It's not necessary for a dead body to be buried rapidly in order for it to be fossilized.
All over the article, Walker wants everyone to think that the alleged Flood buried the bodies of these dinosaurs and disregard every idea about the meteor impact, diseases, and poison for none can explain how these animals are buried. A flood doesn't bury anything, either. It just wash things away unlike volcanic ashes and sandstorms that buries anything on the spot just like what Mt. Vesuvius did when it quickly buried Pompei and its inhabitants on the spot in 71 AD.
The rest of the article carries on the lie about Mary Schweitzer finding red blood cells inside of a Tyrannosaurus fossil while she actually found none of it and concludes with a remark that's destined to be a welcoming addition to the Fundies Say the Darndest Things website,
"If we believe the Bible it is all too easy. But if we don’t believe the Bible, that it is recording real history, we have to invent something else, like poisoning, disease or asteroids. And then we have to wrestle with all the problems those ideas create, especially the big problem that never seems to be addressed—what buried them all so quickly?"
No different than creationists inventing fire-breathing dinosaurs, lasagna creating Flood, behemoth sauropods, or dragon dinosaurs in order to make the Bible mean waht they want for it to mean and wrestle with all those people who mock and laugh at their idiotic claims and assertions creationists made believe to fit their way of interpreting the Bible, which they claim to be a record of "real history" that never really existed to begin with.