Ok, here's part 4 – Pages 38-41: The idiot Fractured Flood age is addressed here. Here we see a few pairs of dinosaurs walking towards what appears to be the ark of a far different designed than the old image of the ark made up of just a box with a large door and 2 rows of windows at the very top. The horned dinosaurs shown on page 39 appears to be Hollywood caricatures of Triceratops with the bony studs along the edge of the frills looking more like huge spikes similar to that of Styracosaurus than small blunt studs, making them look a lot like Earl's Boss B.P. Richfield from Jim Henson's Dinosaurs than the real life Triceratops as shown in the fossil evidence. The ark, modeled by an oil tanker, looks similar to that of the ark model as shown in Ham's crackhouse with a huge wooden empty rudder and a slanted rooftop. And the T.rex is shown to have slapper hands.
If Ham thinks the Flood occurred around 4,500 years ago, then explain why the civilizations dated up to that time were completely unaffected by the alleged worldwide Flood. Why was there no evidence or recollections of such an event found in every archaeological area dating to that time?
In every book Ham made is the same ol' same ol' size of sheep, fewer than 50 actual kinds, young adult dinosaur representative falsehoods creationists especially Ham made up to counter another idiot claim about dinosaurs becoming extinct because they were too big to fit into the ark and to have Noah fit all those so-called animal representatives inside without having to burst the boat into splinters. Does Ham have any evidence for the fossil record containing mostly sheep sized dinosaurs? No, he just made it all up out of ignorance of the fact that Dinosaurs came in all sorts of shapes and sizes in which some grew to be as big as a train, a garbage truck, a two story house, a family car, etc. Plus, they don't stay small for long. In a ton of cases, dinosaurs grew from hatchling to adult in a matter of a few months. If what Ham claims about Noah taking up animal representatives to be so, then Noah took up only gorillas and allow the other apes to die in the Flood. He took only lions and allow the other cats to die in the Flood. He took only bloodhounds and allow all of the dogs to die out in the Flood. He took up only Brachiosaurus and allow all other sauropods to die out in the Flood. The list goes on and on. When God told Noah He will send two of every kind of animal into the ark, He meant every kind of fully matured animal to be kept alive so they can reproduce and repopulate the world when the Flood ended, not some animal representatives or young adults or babies that can't survive without their parents. What Ham presents here just comes to show how flawed, false, and stupid the creationists' Fractured Flood Story really is.
This book claims to feature drawings of what creationists think the dinosaurs may have looked like, but none are based upon fossil evidence. All the dinosaur drawings in the book are taken from other artists' impressions of dinosaurs created exclusively for science fiction books, comics, film and pop culture. Some are copied from various dinosaur sites featuring well known dinosaur art including the likes of Joe Tucciarone and his wondrous collection of dinosaur art. Others are copied from Jurassic Park and BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs. Whether they're copied from websites or copied from science fiction films, it doesn't matter. Many of them are outdated by a few years in the light of new evidence and studies showing us that theropod dinosaurs have feathers and "clapper hands" and sauropods have mitten forefeet and fleshy nostrils with openings in the front of their faces and not at the top.
Plenty wrong on how the dinosaurs are painted grace pages 40 and 41. On page 40, the Velociraptors are shown to have no feathers, 4 big toed feet with no hallux on them, and slapper hands. The next illustration on page 41 is perfect example of how creationists will rely only on misrepresentations of contradictory scientists, pop art, and science fiction for their dinosaur imagery rather than look at the actual skeleton of dinosaurs based on careful studies of their bone structure out of fear of knowing that the so-called secular scientists are right all along when it comes to “millions of years” and evolution, and see the truth about their creation falsehoods get exposed wide open to the public. One dinosaur is a distorted version of Sinosauropteryx drowning in the alleged Flood. It appears to have a row of spines that supports a sheet of skin stretching from its head to the tip of its tail unlike the real Sinosauropteryx that has hair-like feathers on its body containing remnants of color pigments called melanosomes showing us that Sinosauropteryx is mostly reddish brown and white with colored bands on its tail. The other pseudo-dinosaur is shown to have a skinned neck frill – an invention of Hollywood to make the Jurassic Park Dilophosaurus much more scarier than the real life Dilophosaurus.
Paleontologists don't make guesses on how old the fossils are – they use dating methods which creationists stupidly claim to be just as unreliable as the Bible is when it comes to dating fossils. They don't make guesses on how dinosaurs cared for their young either. Only creationists can make unproven assumptions like what Ham thinks about how the mother laid and cared for her eggs.
The Oviraptor (“egg-robber”) is a great example of how dinosaur discoveries can be misinterpreted. This dinosaur was once thought by secular scientists to have robbed the nest of other dinosaurs. This assumption was made because fossilized bones of an Oviraptor were found very close to the eggs.
Early Paleontologists who explored the Gobi Desert found the nest of eggs featuring Oviraptor, an 80 million year old oviraptorid, lying on top of a clutch of eggs with a crushed head. This gave paleontologists the idea that Oviraptor was caught stealing Protoceratops eggs for food. They thought the eggs belonged to Protoceratops, so they named the dinosaur Oviraptor Philoceratops (“egg thief who loves horned faces”) not knowing that these eggs are actually Oviraptor eggs and the supposed egg thief was only guarding them from a sand storm that overtook the mother and her eggs.
After modern technology and other fossil finds showed the eggs were probably those of Oviraptor found with them, secular scientists then began considering Oviraptors to be caring parents. That conclusion just creates more unproven ideas.
One, there's no proof the eggs were deliberately arranged as a nest rather than hurriedly deposited as the mother sought to escape the rising waters of the Global Flood. And two, just because the fossil of the adult is found close to the eggs doesn't mean they were actively caring for their offspring.
Ham, you're a total dunce! Since when is there no proof of eggs arranged as a nest when there's scores of proof of eggs arranged neatly in a nest made of soft dirt or sand found throughout the world. Look at Egg Mountain and see scores of Maiasaura nests containing eggs arranged in neat clusters. They don't looked like they were deposited in a hurried way. Look at the nesting grounds of the Titanosaurs and you'll see the same thing, eggs laid and arranged neatly in many hundreds of nests. Ditto for the nesting grounds of Troodon, Hypsilophodon, Protoceratops, and Oviraptor. They, too, have nests containing eggs arranged neatly in nesting patterns. Some laid by smaller dinosaurs show evidence of brooding. None are laid by mothers who were in a hurry to escape the rising waters of the alleged worldwide Flood that never came.
Like today's birds, at least some dinosaurs did look after their young. Dinosaurs like Maiasaura and Oviraptor have been shown to be very good parents. After mating, they build a nest, lay their eggs, and look after them, keeping potential egg thieves away from the nests. Some like Troodon even incubate the eggs by brooding them. Sometime later, the eggs hatched and the mother goes to care for their young which stayed in their nest until they're old enough to leave the nest and look after themselves. However, in some cases, when the babies hatched, they leave the nest immediately. That's because their legs are fully developed in comparison with the likes of Maiasaura whose legs were not all the way developed when they hatched from their eggs. So they had to stay in the nest until their legs become strong and fully developed. Then they can leave the nest and join their mother in the herd.
Page 42: According to Ham, there are differences and similarities within the alleged 50 or so dinosaur kinds along with dog kind, camel kind, and other animal “kinds.” This is the way creationists twist the process of evolution around so that their followers won't suspect that what creationists are actually teaching about “variations within kinds” is in fact evolution, the very same thing creationists stupidly regards as a lie, yet turn around and invoke evolution when it suits their idiot purpose. This just comes to show just how flawed, false, hypocritical, and stupid Ham's falsehood about animal species really is. Whenever he makes such claims about there are many varieties of dogs, yet they're still dogs, he actual meant that these animals are in fact cloning machines that have malfunctioned and produced demented versions of themselves over a period of time. Soon such clones find themselves changing into another animal – something creationists don't want their followers to know about lest evolution is proven true and “creation science” is proven false. Thus, Ham and other creationists have to do whatever it takes to hide the fact that the so-called “differences within a kind” is in fact the direct result of an animal changing into another animal, just as what we exactly see in the mountains of physical evidence supporting evolution. Plants and animals changing into different forms over a period of time (i.e. Heterodontosaurus changing into a Triceratops, a maniraptor changing into a bird, an iguanodont changing into a hadrosaur, etc.).
More flawed dinosaur images include a naked, scaly-skinned Velociraptor with slapper hands, no hallux, and a Deinonychus head menacing a male Protoceratops and an unknown theropod with four-fingered hands. 3 heads of Looney's ceratopsian impressions are shown on page 42. Each are painted to look the same as the other although they have different horn and frill arrangements. Of course this is the artist way of fooling readers into thinking that this is what Ham is talking about when it comes to “a lot of variation within the same kind” without knowing that this is Ham's way of twisting evolution to suit his idiot teachings.
Page 43: There is a mentioning of some unusual foot tracks indicating an attack in progress found at the Copper Ridge Sauropod Track Site in Utah (more of a stalking in progress than attacking) in which Ham claims he knows to have occurred after sin. Oh, sure! Blame it all on Adam whom creationists use as a scapegoat for all the bad things in this world out of ignorance of the Bible actually saying that Adam was only cursed to till the ground and sweat for his own food. The Bible said nothing about predators occurring right after Adam ate the apple. It only said that Adam had to work and sweat in the fields to grow his own food.
In reality, according to Brian Switek, the prints were not made at the same time. The theropod prints were made after the sauropod which is attributed to Camerasaurus had passed in the area. Thus, there were no signs of stalking or attacking being made at all. What Ham claims about the site is entirely all made up.
Pages 44-45: What is shown in both illustrations is all s*** made up about animals miraculously living in harmony (perhaps at God's command according to Ham) in cages and stables inside the ark and be cared for by only 8 people out of ignorance of the flaws and problems the animals face when it comes to parasites, diseases, lack of food preservation (plants being organic beings are perishable), stress, lack of exercise, and animal wastes littering the floors. Just ask those who operate illegal puppy mills and the people of Africa who was captured, herded on board wooden ships, and were taken to America and into slavery against their will.
In the so-called four fast facts section, there is a mentioning of a large ship called the Tessarakonteres (Greek for “40 rowed” or “forty”) which Ham claims to be a massive wooden ship built around the same time as the ark itself. That's blatantly false. The Tessarakonteres was a 425 foot long, 80 foot high Greek wooden ship built for Ptolemy IV in 3rd Century BC during the Hellenistic period. This wooden ship was only built to be just a showpiece while Noah's ark was built just to save 8 people and a menagerie of animals from the violent waters of the alleged Flood. The Tessarakonteres is often exploited by creationists to build up and counter strawman claims about people rejecting the notion about a large ship being well built and sailed by Noah and his family due to them being “ignorant farmers.”
Also in the section, the Ark is claimed to be measured 510 feet long (What happened to the 450 feet long measurements?) and is capable of surviving 100 foot waves. Any proof that the ark can and did survive onslaughts of 100-foot waves? What about 200, even 500 foot waves? If not, then this is s*** entirely made up out of ignorance of the fact that a wooden boat can never survive onslaughts of waves of any size even when it has edge-jointed planking on them for support.
Real Age 4: Explode After ruling the world for over 160 million years, the dinosaurs suddenly faced a major catastrophe when a large meteorite fell from space, crash landed on earth, and explode, creating a rippling affect that can be felt for thousands of miles. The meteor, responsible for the creation of the Chicxulub crater, exploded into a massive rain of burning debris that rained on most of the planet, causing a massive firestorm that consumed anything in its path, including the dinosaurs living in the area. The explosion also triggered tsunamis that engulf regions near the site of the impact, washing dinosaurs living in the regions out to sea and trigger volcanoes to erupt, spewing out ash and burning debris that showered much of the area near by, killing and wiping out organisms, including dinosaurs, by the thousands. When it was all over, life for dinosaurs was never the same. Those who are able to survive the impact, face a tougher world where clouds of iridium dust covered the world, blocking sunlight that plants need to thrive and temperatures either rise or plummet dramatically depending on seasons. The formation of the Deccan Traps also played a role in seeing the demise of all non-avian dinosaurs along with pterosaurs, marine reptiles and ammonites. When it was all over, every part of the world became void of dinosaurs like T.rex, Anatotitan, and Triceratops, pterosaurs like Quetzalcolatlus, and marine reptiles like Tylosaurus. Only avian dinosaurs we call birds, mammals, crocodiles, and insects survive the event, paving the way for mammals to come in and take over, filling up the niches the dinosaurs have left behind.
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