One Big Major Joke!
Now we get to the section of the book that's filled with blatant hypocrisy and venomous lies that spans from pages 44 to 53. On page 44, Ham blames everything bad (i.e. the effects of sin, the [sic] curse of earth, and the fabled global flood) on man and beast's competitiveness over space and the extinction of many animals species brought on by man. If young earth is true, and all organisms live at the same time, the world would have been a huge landfill of living organisms piled sky high with no space in between them all over the earth. Ham then encourages his followers on page 45 to ask a scientist a simple question about wildlife conservation.
It's important to support wildlife conservation for many animals, because man is driving many animals into extinction for a lot of reasons, such as destroying their habitats to make room for farming, mining, and settlement, poaching, pollution, overgrazing, and other atrocities man has committed against the animal kingdom for many years. Over 90% of all animal life is now extinct mainly due to natural causes, like climatic and environmental changes and diseases. In recent years, however, many animals are endangered of becoming extinct all because of one special primate— man. Because of this, laws had to be passed and enforced to protect animals like the bison and the manatee from extinction. Boundaries had to be set up that prevent man from settling into animal territory, animal sanctuaries and breeding grounds had to be built to breed animals to preserve the race, including the rarest of types, and educating the people on how important is it to protect and preserve wildlife for many future generations to come.
This answers the next question shown on page 46, where at the very top of the page, the kids are observing a pair a scene, based on alleged ceratopsian sightings in Africa, of African type natives spearing a fictional Pachyrhinosaurus from almost behind a palm tree. This is entirely made up out of ignorance of no such fossils being found in that particular continent. In real life, Pachyrhinosaurus lived 70-75 million years ago in the upper western part of North America.
The way that was answered in the book falsely implies that the scientist is getting very annoyed or agitated by the questions being asked to him about animal conservation and extinction. This is what Ham would like for you to believe in conjunction with what scientists will act like when they respond to questions being asked about animal issues and be blind to the fact that in reality, no true scientist ever acts that way.
Neither will he/she be clueless when the inquirer asks him/her to explain about what could have happened to the dinosaurs. Ham, on the other hand, thinks the things that are going on on earth such as man and animals killing each other and themselves is the very same way the dinosaurs have died out, but only just hundreds of years ago, not millions of years ago. And that there wasn't enough done to save and protect the dinosaurs from extinction. Thus, to him, it's no mystery to what has happened to the dinosaurs— rather it's an absolute joke worth a million laughs!
The greatest of all young earth blunders! One of the most LOL claims of all. Claiming sin, curse, flood, and man is the ones blamed for the extinction of the dinosaurs is an absolute joke! Creationists like Ham believes that dinosaurs became extinct just before the 16 and 1700's when fossils were just started to be discovered and studied realistically for the first time. This is the direct result of fabricating dragon tales to make them as if they were "live dinosaur sightings" while throwing out parts of the stories that clearly show that none of the dragons in the tales were what creationists wrongly assume they were. Creationists are all ignorant of the real inspiration behind all the dragon stories told all over the world— it is the result of finding fossilized remains of dinosaurs, Paleozoic animals, and Cenozoic and Ice Age mammals such as the woolly rhinoceros for example. Near an old Austrian town called Klagenfurt, a skull of a woolly rhino was found and unearthed by someone who became inspired by the skull to invent a tale of a monstrous dragon that once terrorized the town until it was finally slain and beheaded. The supposed head of the dragon, the rhino skull, was then used as a model for a dragon fountain that was built in the town's main area and is still in existence today.
Dragon stories are not live dinosaur sightings that were embellished over time. The real inspiration behind the dragon, giant, and monster legends came only from sightings of fossil remains of mostly early Cenozoic and Ice Age mammals as well as live sightings of crocodiles, snakes, and lizards.
If dinosaurs did became extinct hundreds of years ago, then where are the valid, non-fabricated, non-twisted full text writings and accounts of dinosaurs being killed by humans and/or animals dating back hundreds of years ago such as during the Renaissance era and the Roman Empire for instance? Where are the dinosaur bones dated back to the time of major events such as the Great Discovery of The New World made by many a great European explorers like Christopher Columbus and Henry Hudson, American Revolution, the Crusades, and the War of the Roses? Where are the skeletal remains of dinosaurs with injuries inflicted by a spear attack?
Not to mentioned those with the heads of spears embedded inside of them? Where are the bones of dinosaurs and man found buried together side by side? The answer: nowhere! Ham like all of the other YECs have made it all up and wrongly claim for it to be true. Dinosaurs actually died out 65 million years ago, leaving behind avian descendants we called birds. The cause of their extinction is debatable, but when it comes to the many dinosaur extinction theories that's out there, the verdict is STILL out on how the dinosaurs become extinct and it lies beneath the Gulf of Mexico.
An Out-of-Context Verse
Page 47 on the upper left hand corner of the image of a dying Diplodocus, there is a Bible verse (Romans 8:21) that actually, when put in full context and interpret correctly, refers to the unredeemed people who will be delivered from the bondage of sin into the Kingdom of God as a free people when they chose to accept God's Message of Hope being delivered to them.
Ham's Hate Smears
This is not a dinosaur book, but a propaganda book plastered with dinosaurs that only teaches children to hate those who oppose their beliefs and have faith similar to Linus' faith in the Great Pumpkin. Pages 48 and 49 shows a whole list of filthy lies, smears, and hate mongering declarations Ham gives out, claiming that birds are not descendants of dinosaurs, evolutionists are wrong in everything, they are all atheists, etc. Ham falsely states that the 'evolutionists' (an ad hoc word invented by YECs who use it to described all those who embrace evolution, old earth concept, and oppose YECism.) have all been brainwashed to believe in the so-called 'molecules-to-man' evolution while being blind to the fact that Ham is doing all the brainwashing himself along with all other creationists who brainwash people to be just as ignorant and brainwashed as they are. Yet, turn around and hypocritically accused the 'evolutionists' of doing the exact same thing. Ham gives out strawman claims of what evolution is and says that the advocates of evolution teaches that dinosaurs 'allegedly' evolved around 200 million years ago and died out 65 millions of years ago. Note the word 'allegedly.' Note how the YECs use the words 'allegedly,' 'allege,' and 'alleged' in their writings. Note how they are using those words to make their followers think the 'evolutionists' are without proof. That is what those words mean. It means 'to be without proof' The creationists are indeed without proof when they claimed that dinosaurs are created alongside of man 6,000 years ago and yet not a trace of evidence for it has ever been found.
Evolutionists Are With Proof
Does this mean that evolutionists are without proof? Ham would like to have you think so. Unfortunately for him, it is not the case. 'Evolutionists' DO have proof of this. Proof that dinosaurs did lived and died millions of years ago before there were any people on earth. They have the most accurate dating methods they have. Radioisotopes, Rock layers that represents a period of time each, dinosaur bones and fossils being only found withing the Mesozoic strata, you cannot say that the statements made by 'evolutionists' are all without proof and get away with it, while in fact they DO! Ham claims 'evolutionists' don't have a time machine. So what! Neither does the creationists either, but do they care?
Ham's Falsehood About Archaeopteryx
As proof that creationists demand only eyewitness accounts and nothing else, Ham states that since they weren't there to witness it happening, all that they could do is make educational guesses on what do they think happen like this scientist is portrayed to do in the picture above on page 48.
Notice very closely the fossil the scientist is looking at that's lacking the saurischian hip we find in the real Archaeopteryx fossil.
Now here above is the actual image of the famous Archaeopteryx fossil with the saurischian hip. Proof that just like many toy companies out there that make dinosaur toys for children, YECs never got their dinosaur imagery right no matter what they do.
There is a caption found next to the image that gives out a falsehood about Archaeopteryx being just a bird, while in fact this 150 million year old Jurassic dinosaur is actually a Theropod with dino-like feet, head, tail, and a saurischian hip to boot. Look closely at the dinosaur's anatomy in the actual photo below and you will see that this dinosaur is truly is 50% dinosaur and 50% bird.
It is now known that Archaeopteryx also has wings on its legs just like Microraptor has (Longrich, 2006).
The Fossil record IS A History Book
Ham states that all that they have is living plants and animals and dead plants and animals they find in the fossil record when they dig up fossils from the ground and states that they don't dig up a history book that tells them what happened….OR DO THEY?
The whole fossil record IS a history book. When scientists are digging through the rock layers, they're really opening up and turning the pages of a massive naturally made history book. Each layer of sedimentary rock is, in a very special way, a chapter of a naturally made history book where it tells all about the natural history of planet earth and all of its life within. The age of the dinosaurs is a major section of the history book that contains 3 chapters, the Triassic Chapter, the Jurassic Chapter, and the Cretaceous Chapter. Each chapter is many pages long. As scientists are 'flipping' through the 'pages' of this special book to read and get information from it (fossils, rocks, etc.), they are learning all about earth's history of life and how it became what it is today. In many cases, in some places, the book is kinda worn and well used due to wind, rain, and erosion, but in other cases, in other places, the book is complete and people can look, see, get information, and read about the true history of earth, the history YECs deliberately chose to ignore. Instead, they rely on their own distortions of the bible and false eyewitness accounts to find their own version of the true history they never find. Seeing this, they make up lies and say their falsehoods, fallacies, distortions, and stupid lies is all true history while in fact they are not.
Ignorance of Transitional Forms
Ham, like all YECs, ignore and deny transitional fossils, claiming they are non-existent. The animals have always been the animals. Dinosaurs have always been dinosaurs. The birds have always been birds, etc, etc. Ham claims scientists have found no transitional fossils at all. This is a blatant lie that has been constantly debunked time and time again, including the discovery of Tiktaalik rosae. Scientists do found mounds of transitional forms, including Tiktaalik, but when they were shown to the YECs, the YECs deliberately turned a blind eye to them and pretend to not notice and say there are more gaps being made between the fossils in the record. Despite what Ham falsely asserts, dinosaurs have always been archosaurs and most of all, bird.
There is another caption on page 49, that falsely states that Dromiceiomimus may look like a emu (Of course! The name Dromiceiomimus actually means “emu mimic”) but the lizard hip structure looks different from that of birds. This is straw man, however. Dromiciomimus is not among the lineage that gave rise to birds, Dromeosaurs, such as Bambiraptor are. This is to show the reader that scientists have not found any transitional forms between dinosaurs and birds, which is a blatant lie. Scientist have found scores of transitional forms that helps them to trace the evolution of birds from coelurosaurs that have, in some cases, lizard-like hip structures, in which the pubis is tilted backwards and touches the ilium making the Saurichian hip look more Ornthischian than Saurischian, like in Therizinosaurus for instance.
Note how small the thigh part of the leg is found in the red circle of the Dromiceiomimus picture.
The actual thigh part of the leg is much longer than that.
Then, Ham fabricates story about a fossil dinosaur with feathers in China. Ham claims the scientists thought they have a transitional form, but then they discover that the fossil is really made up of 2 animals, a bird with feathers and a dinosaur glued together into forming one fossil. This is one of the many claims creationists parade in their idiocy in hopes of giving their followers a false impression that if this feathered fossil is a fake, then all feathered fossils are fake and the scientists touting such fossils is not to be trusted and believed. Nothing can be further than the truth. What Ham claims about feathered fossils is all a blatant lie. Here is the real, factual story behind the Archaeoraptor fossil.
The Archaeoraptor fossil is really 3 real fossils forged into one by a Chinese farmer, a peasant who dug the fossils up and smuggled it to the US along with the other fossils that are illegally unearthed and smuggled out of China to be sold to fossil collectors to add to their private fossil collections with little regard to the fossils' high value to the scientific community. Paleo-artist, Stephen Czerkus, became the unfortunate one of purchasing it for $80,000 in a fossil black market in Tuscon, Arizona and began to study it and found that this could be a transitional form of all transitional forms. Despite warnings from 2 of his colleagues about the authenticity of the fossil, Czerkas had an art editor named Christopher P. Sloan rashly publish an article about it in the National Geographic in November of 1999 entitled Feathers on a T.Rex?
The fossil, however, never appeared in peer review journals (a good thing it never did.). Yet, it became a sensation which turned out to be short lived. Finding dinosaur fossils with feathers was and still is a very new sensation made amongst the dinosaur discoveries. More and more are thrilled and excited to see feathered fossils of dinosaurs and the Archaeoraptor fossil adds fuel to the excitement. But then the excitment wore off when Paleontologist Xu Xing exposed the fossil for what it is— a fake made up of real fossils coming from 3 separate individuals. Since the fossil was smuggled illegally from China, Czerkus had to returned the fossil back to China, then apologize to the media for "an idiot, bone-stupid mistake" he made that could haunt him for the rest of his life.
National Geographic Magazine also wrote an apology in an article as well, confessing to the readers of how rash they were in publishing the article about the fossil without learning the truth behind it until it was too late. They never found the peasant who done it. But, Xu Xing was able to examine the fossils separately and found that 2 of the 3 fossils were identified as a 4-winged Dromaeosaur named Microraptor and a prehistoric loon named Yanornis. Both fossils are real; both fossils are dinosaurs; both fossils have feathers. Ironically, even though the Archaeoraptor is a fake, the fossils that made up the forgery are both real and valid. To find out more about this Archaeoraptor story visit this page here.