Page 23 (bottom right): I have no patience with creationists. In fact I can never see or listen to their stupid lies without throwing huge screaming, bawling fits. Especially when they enjoy force feeding their idiocy down my throat whether I like it or not. No matter what I do to either shut them up or try reasoning with them, they won't quit, they won't listen, they just continue on with their persistence in hopes of winning me to their side. When they try to impose what they claimed to be differences in opinion, I take it as a threat. A major threat to everything I stood for and learned from concerning dinosaurs. Because of what happened years ago when I first found myself exposed to this idiocy, I get afraid that if I started lecturing on the realities of dinosaurs to some schoolkids like I used to in a enjoyable and confident way before I was exposed to this idiocy, some little kid would pipe up, “Where you there?” or similar statements that would quickly raise my ire and compel me to play this insolent game with that child. If this happens to you and to me, rather than playing this game with the child and answering the insolent question, “Excuse me, but were you there?” with what Ham thinks the answer will be, how about we try countering it patiently with this – “Excuse me, but you're being very insolent when you ask me that question. Knock it off.” or other similar statements.
Page 24-25: All about Pterosaurs painted wrong and inaccurate. For example, Eudimorphodon, a Late Jurassic pterosaur is pictured to look like a large long-tailed crested pterosaur straight out of Hollywood films and science fiction comic books. Pterodactyl (or more correctly named Pterodactylus) is pictured to look like a tailless Pteranodon than what it's supposed to look like based on fossil evidence. Dimorphodon is pictured to have a flat triangular head while the actual head of Dimorphodon is round and bulky. And since when is it just an idea scientists have when it comes to how pterosaurs like Quetzalcolatlus move on the ground when they're not flying? Sure it is thought that pterosaurs walked on all fours, but that's based upon careful study of the anatomy of pterosaurs, not a mere idea they just thought of from their heads. Thanks to the discovery of pterosaur footprints, it is now known for certain that pterosaurs did walk on all fours rather than two.
Page 26-27: Ditto for the marine reptiles in which Ham stupidly claims they're once vegetarians before the Fall of man. Anyone who studies the teeth of these marine reptiles knows beyond doubt that the teeth of these Mesozoic bad boys are ill-equipped to shred poor nutritional plant material. They are built to spear fish, mollusks, cephalopods, and each other. Page 27 on the lower right hand corner shows not Leviathan, but an old image of Tylosaurus, as appeared in so many vintage dinosaur books, stupidly branded as Leviathan and swimming alongside Sarcosuchus, the Supercroc, that is actually a freshwater crocodile from 90 million years ago that lived in lakes and rivers in what is now the Sahara Desert in real life.
Comparing animals that produce heat and electricity with extinct animals like Mosasaurus is worthless because not only is there no evidence for fire breathing marine reptiles (let alone fire breathing dinosaurs), this is entirely the imagination of the creationists who pretended that there were such things as fire-breathing marine reptiles and dinosaurs, say that what they imagined is all true, and then invoke the bombardier beetle, lightning bug, electric eel, and the like to justify their imaginary claim and pose it all as fact, claiming these fire breathing monsters are real because the Bible in the Book of Job chapter 41, verses 18-21 allegedly tells them so out of total ignorance of the lack of evidence for the existence of such creatures. Also the actual anatomy of the marine reptiles based on fossil evidence shows that they have far less flexible bodies and have no armor plating on them; that can't compare with Leviathan who is nothing more than a eel-like creature out of Jewish mythology with a fiery breath, impenetrable armor, and a coiling serpentine body.
Pages 30-31: Same as comparing theropod teeth with modern animals with sharp teeth. Ham likes to play mind games using certain animal teeth he and other creationists single out to suit them for their idiot teachings. He uses them to prove his falsehood about no death occurring before the fall, featuring this stupid, laugh-riot, imaginary, pretend scenario depicting Adam not being afraid when T.rex opens its mouth to show off its sharp teeth because he allegedly knew that T.rex allegedly ate only plants - certain plants, branches, vegetables, and fruit such as pumpkins and watermelons – anything to get huge gut aches along the way because its stomach was built exclusively to digest only meat, not plants – what a total howler! He and other creationists does this by making false comparisons between theropod teeth and herbivorous/omnivorous mammalian teeth simply because they're both curved, triangular-shaped, and pointed. Never mind the true difference between the two with the mammailian canines being thin, flat, and accompanied with incisors and molars, while theropods teeth are thick, conical, resembling railroad spikes, and in a single set. Dinosaur teeth are built completely different than the teeth of modern mammals, and yet Ham wants you to stupidly believe that theropod teeth are no different than the teeth of modern mammals that engage in either a herbivorous or an omnivorous diet. Pages 30-31 shows silhouettes of dinosaurs and modern mammals with painted images of teeth placed between them. The reader is then told to see which animal has that kind of teeth. This is give the reader a false impression that these teeth of modern animals is no different than that of the teeth of dinosaurs. Dumb guess. Dumb impression. The reality is that none of the teeth match. For example, on the bottom of page 30, there's a curved tooth that resembled that of Tyrannosaurus shown between silhouettes of a Spinosaurus and a pig. Both don't have such teeth. Spinosaurus have one set of teeth that are straight. All the better to spear fish with. The pig, a male version, has long, flat curvy canines and incisors in the front of the jaws while the back of the jaws has only chewing molars. Typical for an omnivorous mammal. Heterodontosaurus (shown erroneously to look like a coelurosaur) has 4 short canine-like teeth. 2 on each front side of the jaw in comparison with a male musk deer has only 2 much longer tusks sticking out in front of its upper jaw. Mosasaurus has only one set of massive sharp, conical teeth while a bear has only 3 sets, molar, flat canines, and incisors. In real life, T.rex has huge sharp, rigged, deep-rooted teeth that can easily penetrate bone as well as skin and flesh. It's worthless to compare that with a simple hedgehog with puny incisors in front of its mouth, just as it is worthless to compare the one set of sharp teeth of Compsognathus (erroneously shown with two fingered hands) with the 3 set teeth of a fruit bat with flat canines, incisors, and molars.
Backtrack to Pages 28-29: Here's the second idiot age: Fearless. Here dinosaurs are seen in the Garden of Eden alongside Adam and Eve – all scaly skinned and slapper handed. Two dinosaurs, a T.rex and a coelurosaur, are drinking from a river while what appears to be a sauropod swimming by as pictured in vintage dinosaur books. Either that or it's a serpentine animal made to look like a sauropod. Whatever. Behind Adam and Eve there's what appears to be an upright standing Saurolophus, a Late Cretaceous hadrosaur, looking on while a Pteranodon flies overhead. This is hands down make-believe, entirely invented by creationists who envisioned dinosaurs and other prehistoric life frolicking together alongside modern animals out of ignorance of the fossil record being completely void of evidence for such a scenario.
This is Ham's definition of a world that's “very good” where everything is as perfect as what the creationists imagined it to be and wants everyone to believe and accept it as truth with no death (never mind plant death), no sorrow, no predation, no pain, no tears, rainbows, etc. Sorry, Ham. This is a fairy tale. Everything you preach and teach concerning dinosaur history is not to be believed nor to be accepted as truth. Other than your emotional pity parties and your “Byebull”stories, you have not presented not a single trace of physical evidence for this scenario. Thus, we, including myself, reserve the right to 100% reject everything you preach and have pity parties over simply because you lie, slander, hate, brainwash, and abuse Christianity, God and His Word only for money, power, and wealth. Heck. Your "preaching to the choir" is so maliciously slanderous that even your own followers have turned against you!
Real Age 2: Expand: During the Mid to Late Triassic Period, dinosaurs were a minority in comparison with large labyrinthodont amphibians and archosaurs such as the phytosaurs, raurisuchans and the rhynchosaurs that were common back then. At that time, all continents were forged together into one big supercontinent called Pangaea (meaning “All Earth”). With no oceans to block their way, Dinosaurs and other land creatures can easily travel all over the world without having to swim across the ocean to get from one place to another. By the end of the Triassic Period, however, so many archosaurs and primitive amphibians have died out probably due to huge volcanic eruptions that occurred as Pangaea began to break apart about 202 to 191 million years ago. This greatly paved the way for the dinosaurs to expand and spread out all over the world starting at the end of the Triassic Period and continuing onward throughout the Jurassic Period and throughout the Expand Age.
Page 32-33: More of Ham's fairy tale consists of claims of "secular scientists" guessing on which animal ate what just by looking at its teeth (Never mind the other features paleontologist look at to determine what an animal ate concerning the size of its stomach, leg structure, and position of eyes.) and a chart featuring paintings of plants being compared with fossil impressions of such plants to give the reader the impression that nothing has changed over time and that they're all clones - exact copies of themselves. This is all made up out of total ignorance of such plants being the last surviving species of plants that have manage to survived while all other species have died out. One the bottom of Page 33 is a wrongfully drawn and painted Segisaurus made to look like a two legged lizard with no dew claw (or hallux) and scaly skin. Segisaurus is a small dinosaur that lived 183 million years ago during the Jurassic Period known for a fragmentary specimen that lacks a head. It preyed on insects and scavenged on carcasses. And yet, Ham stupidly asserts that this small dinosaur would have eaten vegetation, which would have given this small one a huge gut ache if that happened.
Ham would like to make you believe that predation is all a part of the fictional fallen world made up of diseases, predation, tears, rainbows, worms that survive only on living hosts, anything creationists invent and made up to give a false sense of comfort to anyone bothered by all the bad things in this world out of sheer ignorance of the factual reason that if all these things are bad, then so is God who created and instigated absolutely everything, including what creationists and sensitive people claimed to be bad. Nowhere does the Bible say anything about predation being bad part of the curse. What creationists think some verses mean, such as in Romans 8, actually refers only to humans, not animals, not plants, any any natural force. In fact God actually endorse and support predation throughout the Bible in many spots. In some verses, God sent out lions, bears, and other wild beasts to devour boys who mock a prophet's baldness and people who didn't worship him in exile (i.e. 2 Kings 2:23-24, 2 Kings 17:24-26).
Page 34-35: Ham has got to be one of the most emotionally charged creation idiot around. Using emotions and a dinosaur puppet to brainwash people, especially children, into bowing to his idiocy, which he does in the next few pages. He claims the ushering of the third idiot age, the Fallen age, is in his words “the saddest day in the history of the universe.” That's because Adam and Eve out of freewill disobeyed God's command by eating the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, thus the whole universe is cursed because of this with natural disasters, predation, disease, every so-called bad thing that in reality make up an otherwise huge, healthy, active ecosystem made up of natural forces shaping and reshaping our resilient world in a most positive way.
Pages 36-37: Ham proselytizes the reader into following Jesus and show an example of the alleged results of the fictional saddest day in the history of the universe in form of a painting depiction of dinosaurs being at each others' throat as depicted in so many science fiction films, literature, even in dinosaur books made for children. The reality is that this is a very small fraction compared with the more huge aspects of the dinosaur world that's very benign and docile mainly made up of large herds of dinosaurs wandering about peacefully in search of fresh pastures to crop and browse on. They mate and raise their young every year at a certain time, and above all learn to successfully survive in a scenario no different than what we see in modern animals of today.
Real Age 3: Elevated: The Cretaceous Period saw the dinosaurs elevated into a dominant force. They spread out all over the world, developing into weird and wonderful forms that allows them to adapt themselves into every environment they found themselves in whether in cold or warm climates. It's easy for us to think that dinosaurs only lived in warm lush tropical environments as shown in pop culture. But the reality is that dinosaurs survived in all sorts of environments, including the cold winter regions where it is dark most of the year. Even after the great extinction of the non-avian dinosaurs, dinosaurs that survived continuously prove themselves time and time again to be one of the most elevated, most resilient, most adaptive group of organisms on earth.
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