Thousands of Dinosaur footprints found in China


This is the pre-publication version which was subsequently revised to appear in Creation 33(2):47.
Photo by Emil SilvestruDinosaur footprints
An image of the relevant dinosaur footprints from China is not available so we include this image instead for illustrative purposes. It’s of a dinosaur trackway found in Canada by Ruth Walkley (pictured) in 2003. Four footprints and 2 dinosaur handprints are visible (the prints have been wetted for better contrast).

According to a recent BBC report, scientists from China have found 3,000 dinosaur footprints in the Zhucheng area of eastern Shandong province.

I always enjoy these reports because they are describing evidence of Noah’s Flood but don’t realize it.

One puzzling feature is that the dinosaurs were running the same way. Why were they doing that?

The scientists from China suggest the footprints “could represent a migration or a panicked attempt to escape predators.”

A migration? I wonder why they ran through all that soft mud. I wonder if their papers were in order.

Fleeing predators? Panicked? Just note this: the scientists have identified six types of dinosaurs, including tyrannosaurs, coelurosaurs and hadrosaurs. And they are suggesting that all these animals are so frightened of predators that they are all fleeing in panic?

Some of the footprints were nearly a metre long. I wonder how big the predators were. Are they telling us that, for all its size, Tyrannosaurus was a wimp? That would make a good angle for a science paper.

Footprints are a key classification criteria that help us work out when rocks formed in biblical history.

The sediments are thick so a lot of material was brought in quickly and spread over a large area. The mud was still soft so it was deposited not long before but quickly hardened preserving the prints, which were soon covered by more sediment.

So it’s easy to understand why the dinosaurs panicked. They were fleeing the rising waters of Noah’s Flood. Footprints mean the animals were alive, so the waters were still rising and had not yet covered the whole earth and destroyed all air-breathing animal life (Genesis 7:19–23).

Lots of dinosaurs perished in the area, as evidenced by dinosaur fossils being found at some 30 sites around Zhucheng—so many that it has been called “dinosaur city”. But it really should be called “dinosaur graveyard”.

The animals fossilized because they were buried quickly, another sign of the magnitude of the Flood disaster. And evidence that the 100 million years mentioned in the article are imaginary. The sediments were deposited rapidly so the eons of time did not exist.

Scientists and journalists present this sort of evidence within their personal philosophy of evolution over millions of years. It’s a belief system about the past that they simply assume without question because that is what they have been told. But when you understand the true history of the world as recorded in the Bible, you can see what is really going on with these animals. And you can enjoy the funny side of the hilarious explanations that the media passes onto its readers.

But the footprints also open a graphic window where we can see something of the terror and devastation connected with Noah’s Flood—very sobering.

Published: 23 February 2010

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