Onward to part 2…. The two dinosaurs and one pterosaur is shown in front of a city background. The Stegosaurus is shown with no throat pouch and 3 toes on each forefoot. The pterosaur that resembled Pteranodon has a beakless jaw with a rounded snout with teeth inside. Corythosaurus is shown to have scale-like patterns on its duck-like beak. These incorrect drawings and paintings of dinosaurs can be forgivable if they're made for a dinosaur book that deals with reality based on physical evidence, but even if they were illustrated for a dinosaur book that deals with reality based on evidence, they are still wrong. These illustrations are made by Bill Looney (a fitting last name to describe a creationist like Bill and Ken, don't you think?) who never seem to get his dinosaur imagery right, just like all creationists who draw and painted dinosaurs for their own idiot literature. They only draw what they want dinosaurs to be like, taking their inspirations only from science fiction, mythology, and pop culture, never mind the actual dinosaur imagery based on the studies of their bone structure.
In Ham's eyes,
“And though the majority of people today might believe that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago, the majority are wrong on this.”
Why he thinks they are wrong on this even when the fossil evidence clearly proves that the majority are right all along on this? Simple. According to Ham, the reason the majority of people are wrong in believing that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago is because the Bible allegedly tells us so. Sorry, Ham. That's no reason why we should disregard the truthful fact that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago based on scientific and fossil evidence! In the creationists' eyes, the Bible is true, therefore everything else is wrong – a direct example of creationists being closed-minded bigots who refuses to listen to anything that contradicts scripture, even if they're proven right and the scripture is proven wrong. This kind of attitude is no different than that of Martin Luther, a religious bigot who founded the protestant movement and launched a campaign to exterminate the Jewish people in every way possible.
Pages 12-13: A painting of dinosaur displays in a museum is shown here. They're painted wrong. Especially in the hip area. In the background there is a skeleton of Deinonychus with two parts of the pelvic bone missing from the mount. Anything to hide from the kids the fact that dromeosaurs have hips that resembled that of birds. There's a small paragraph below on the lower left hand corner that could raise the irony meter up sky high.
“When you visit most museums that feature dinosaur collections, you will see a mix of fact and fiction.”
Ken Ham's crackhouse itself has a huge mixbag of fact and fiction – 90% fiction, 10% fact.
“Some scientists draw conclusions and make assumptions about the lived of dinosaurs based on very little actual evidence”
And such “scientists” are none other than creationists who draw conclusions and make assumptions based only on what they made up from their heads and very little actual evidence that agrees with their idiocy.
“They then present that as truth in very detailed multimedia displays.”
And at Ken Ham's crackhouse such things do occur. The Creation “Museum” in Kentucky is notorious for displays depicting only make believe based on what they made up from their heads, their distortions and exploitations of the Bible and the fossil record, and present them all as "truth" in every form of multimedia they have from animatronic models to videos showing nothing but slander, falsehood, and propaganda. Anyone who says that the so-called museum is awesome is insane and out of his/her mind.
In his distorted way of viewing the Age of Dinosaurs, Ham presents the reader his 7 made-up “ages” to describe his make-believe scenario of dinosaurs and humans thousands of years ago, which I countered with my own version of the 7 ages of dinosaurs based on actual evidence. His ages represent 7 F-words which he thinks are important events that affected the dinosaurs in a big way, formed, fearless, fallen, flood, faded, found, and fiction. I counter this with 7 E-words of reality, evolved, expand, elevated, exploded, extinction, exception, and enthrall in the first part of my essay. I'll give you a much more detail explanation of the 7 ages of reality in comparison with Ham's idiot 7 ages of pseudo-history later.
Pages 14: How to be an insolent brat by Ken Ham. Instructions: First you go to the scientists who truthfully claim that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago, say to them in a very nice but insolent way, “Excuse me, where you there?” which translates to “Were you there to see the dinosaurs when they first came to existence? Were you there to see them alive? Where you there to see them die out?” Follow these instructions to initiate displays of insolence in the name of God in front of paleontologists who knows rather than believe without a doubt that dinosaurs did lived and died out millions of years before the first humans came about thanks to scores of actual evidence confirming what paleontologists have been telling people all along. While Ham stupidly parades his not finding any photographs or labels on fossils that tells completely about their appearance and age fallacy (never mind the real work paleontologists do in reconstructing and restoring dinosaurs and other prehistoric life based on fossil evidence, which are made up of not just bones, but footprints, skin, feather, and organ imprints, eggs, and dung, and comparing them with plants and animals which are closely related to them), he deliberately ignores the real life in the fields where every time paleontologists unearth dinosaur remains, they find no traces of human remains and relics in and around the bones, confirming the notion of dinosaurs living millions of years ago before humans is true. They also find traces of decayed radioisotopes within the rock that accompanies the fossils. This allows paleontologists to use radiometeric dating to determine the actual date of the fossil and the rock the fossil is encased in. But of course creationists would step in and say that it is flawed. Only a few examples have been shown to be flawed while all the rest is shown to be right and accurate.
Another wrongful illustration on pages 14-17, this time it is of Carnotaurus, an Abelisaurid that lived 100-90 million years ago in what is now Argentina. Everything about Carnotaurus is wrong including the shape of the head, longer forelimbs with 4 long clawed fingers, and no traces of bony studs. Even the skeleton itself is illustrated wrong, especially in the hip area. Doesn't Looney ever see an actual image of a Carnotaurus skeleton in a museum to know what the dinosaur really look like through fossil evidence? Apparently not. Note on the short page of 16 where there's a small paragraph about recent dinosaur discoveries include dinosaur fossils with “flexable blood vessels and other soft parts despite supposedly being [sic] tens of millions of years old.” This is a huge misrepresentation of Mary Schweitzer's discovery of a T.rex femur with soft tissues inside. Creationists constantly use this discovery to discredit the notion of “millions of years” simply by distorting and misrepresent Mary's work on the fossil out of arrogant malice. To get the huge lowdown on how creationists distort the work of Mary and her discovery of the fossil see Dino Blood Redux.
Page 18: Small paragraph below a painting of what it looks like Massospondylus hatchlings (one incorrectly showing three fingers) briefly tells about this early Jurassic dinosaur before claiming,
There are reports that fossil egg nests have been discovered, though not all scientists agree that dinosaurs formed nests.
Since when do we have scientists not agreeing that dinosaurs formed nests when there's scores of evidence that clearly tell us that dinosaurs can and have formed nests with great skill in the past? Obviously this is one of Ham's idiot claims of denial made up without proof of evidence for it.
Page 19: Age 1: Formed - Where Ham gives the lowdown on how God allegedly created dinosaurs on the same day God created man in His own image supposedly as told in Genesis 1:24-27 according to Ham himself, and then brings on this stupid.
Because land animals were made before man and woman, if anyone tells you that dinosaurs existed before people, you can say, “they sure did – they existed probably just a few hours before people!”
What a laugh riot! This, the concept of dinosaurs being created on the same day man was created is all made up out of ignorance of Genesis 1:24-25, where it said that God made the animals before man, contradicting Genesis 2:19, where it said that God made the animals right after He created man.
Page 20: Ham brings on the same illogical stupidity he parades in other idiot literature of his when it comes to the length of days. He tries to explain why God just could not create everything over millions of years, as some people would try to say, claiming that if God did create everything over a period of 6 million years and then rested for one million years, then our week will be millions and millions of years long. Thus, the seven 24 hour week period would not make sense. Yeah as long as certain Bible verses, like the one in which God tells the people of Israel to observe the 7 year Sabbath after tilling the ground for 6 years (Leviticus 25:2-4), is ignored completely.
It's super easy to tell the creationists, “You're stupid.” every time they blare out laugh riot statements and pile on one stinkin' lie after another. I can never listen to those dunces without getting way too stressed and emotional over their constant lying, slander, hypocrisy, and dehumanizing anyone who don't bow to their idiocy.
Page 21-22: Two timelines is shown here. One what Ham thinks is fiction, the Evolutionary timeline. The other what Ham thinks is fact, the so-called Biblical timeline according the Archbishop James Usher who claims the earth was formed on October of 4004 BC which according to Ham is about 6,000 years ago. 4004 BC is actual the time when the pyramids of Egypt was being built. According to PZ,
The city of Jericho — it's in the Bible, look it up — is 11,000 years old. Isn't it remarkable that a city with a population of zero sprang up on a planet that didn't exist at the time? The chthonic dingleberries of Answers in Genesis would apparently have you believe one of our oldest urban centers must have been floating in the primordial chaos, waiting for Jehovah to conjure up the Jordan river and the West Bank and the Middle East and the Mediterranean and the firmament and the sun and stars.
Six thousand years ago, the Plano culture was hunting bison on the Great Plains. The predynastic Egyptians of the Naqada period were colonzing the Nile. The precursors to the Indus River civilization were making copper tools and growing barley. The Mesopotamians were building city states. The people of the Hongshan culture were carving jade dragons in northeastern China; the Yangshao were producing silk along the Yangtze river; the Majiabang people were cultivating rice and pigs. The ancient Britons were building tombs and erecting wooden posts on Salisbury plain, precursors to Stonehenge. The Funnelbeaker people were trading pottery across northern Europe, while the Chasséen people were living in a village near the site of modern Paris. All this at a time when the human population of planet Earth, according to this risible trio, was two. What did Adam and Eve do? Commute a lot?
People were manipulating the precursors to modern wheat, rice, barley, taro, and soy at least 9000 years ago; Sumerians had invented irrigation 7000 years ago; and Mesoamericans began to tweak teosinte by artificial selection about 6000 years ago. The crops we grow are the product of millennia of selection and cultivation, and show the marks of our ancient biotechnology. The bread that God casually commanded Adam to sweat over and eat for all the days of his life after the Fall was already the product of thousands of years of development.
A middle-aged woman in northern Israel died and was buried with her puppy dog…twelve thousand years ago. We know the first dogs with skeletal indications of domestication appeared over 30,000 years ago. What kind of crazy cosmology do the loons of AiG have when they have to account for a world they claim is 24,000 years younger than Fido and Rover?
There is a colonial colony of shrubs in Tasmania called King's Lomatia that is probably over 40,000 years old. They can't produce sexually, so they've just been propagating vegatively, clone after clone after clone, right through the whole creation of the world, according to a certain small dismal clan of meretricians. In fact, those plants were well into late middle age when the god of the Hebrews purportedly decided to create real estate.
Ham's idiot view only makes sense when every historical evidence for civilizations older than 6,000 years, like the ones above and in this article from slactivist here, is completely ignored. According to Ham the Earth is 6,000 years old because the Bible allegedly tells us so through the genealogy of Adam in Genesis chapter 5. Ham and other creationists claims it's complete. Yeah, as long as the evidence for the Bible being out of order, telling nothing about the exact age of the earth, and having chock loads of missing texts, especially in the original Hebrew text, is ignored out of existence.
Well, what do you expect when you’re dealing with professional con-persons who are sociopaths and pathological liars. The irony is that nowhere in the Bible is written anything they claim, including and most especially the 6,000 year old earth. That age is an ASSUMPTION based on the ESTIMATED ages of an incomplete lineage of people not all of whom were directly related. This chronology was published in 1650 by Bishop Ussher of Ireland. Shame on AIG for claiming that the age of the earth was God’s word because it isn’t. It’s Ussher’s word and he didn’t get the “word” through divine revelation. No, he figured it out. Not only do the denizens of AIG, and I mean all of them, lie persistently about science but they lie pathologically about their own cult!
Ham thinks the evolutionary timeline is fiction and wants it to be that way out of ignorance of the mountain size evidence for the so-called fictional timeline which clearly shows the evolutionary timeline to be historically fact. And one of the areas proven to be historically fact based on hardcore physical evidence is the time when dinosaurs ruled the earth millions of years ago.
Real Age 1: Evolved: Physical and Scientific evidence clearly tells us that dinosaurs first appeared on earth around 230 million years ago. They evolved from archosaurian ancestors like Marasuchus and Lewisuchus, dinosauriforms that lived during the Middle Triassic Period. From such ancestors comes the first in the long line of dinosaurs such as Herrerasaurus and Eoraptor, two dinosaurs whose remains were discovered in Argentina in South America, the continent that serves as the cradle of dinosaur civilization.
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