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What Happened to the Dinosaurs?

Updated on February 22, 2012

© by Jennifer McLeod writing as jenjen0703, all rights reserved.


So, I heard...

Recently, on my 45-minute drive to work, I was listening to The Bob and Tom Show. As I was listening to the talk show hosts, they were debating theories regarding the extinction of dinosaurs. Needless to say, they had my attention. What could they possibly have to say about dinosaurs? The talk show hosts implied the reason dinosaurs are extinct is because they were killed by asteroids. All I could think was, "Huh?" and then I started laughing hysterically.

When I had a few seconds to calm down, I called the radio station. I asked them where they received their information because that did not make any sense to me. I asked the talk show host, "So, what you are telling me is that every single dinosaur had an asteroid with his or her name on it, created just for their death?" I know we all hear some outrageous stories regarding the age of the Earth, dinosaurs and their extinction, and whether or not we used to be monkeys.

Other Theories from Fellow Hubbers

How Did The Dinosaurs Become Extinct?

This article examines the world's physical evidence that might have caused the dinosaurs to be unable to survive.

What Caused Dinosaurs to Become Extinct?

Homesteadbound offers an excellent analysis of her opinion regarding the extinction of dinosaurs.

Back in the Day...

If it wasn't asteroids that killed the dinosaurs off, then what was it? When I refer to dinosaurs, I am referring to the humongous ones that were too large for a human being to physically move. As I thought about this question, the answer was not far behind. And before we go any further, I must let you know that I believe in God. If the Bible says it is, then it just is. I do not question it.

I thought about the Scripture in Genesis 1:6 and 8 (NIV) which quotes, "And God said, 'Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water...God called the vault "sky." When I think about this, it sounds as if God made the Earth with water on it, just as we know it, but also outside of the sky, in the atmosphere, there was another barrier of water. I believe this barrier protected the human race from the ozone issues we are having today..

Because of sin, God was not happy with what was going on with the people in the world: homosexuality, murder, greed, theft, adultery, and many other issues were taking place. God decided to wipe out mankind and attempt to start over, through Noah's family. I won't preach a sermon here because it is all laid out in the book of Genesis if you want to read it for yourself. God selected Noah and told him to build an Ark to hold his family and two of every animal, so that once The Flood was over, they would be able to start human and animal bloodlines again.

And God did just that, too. When Noah finished the Ark and the animals were loaded, his family was sealed into the Ark, and that is where they stayed for 40 days and 40 nights, as storms hit and the Earth became flooded. Everything outside of the Ark was destroyed. Now, I know the Ark was quite large. I have seen measurements in pictures and how it was compared to the size of a football field. So, the Ark was big. But, not big enough to hold those humongous dinosaurs. If the T-rex is as big as it looked in Jurassic Park, I do not know where Noah would have kept them at. Personally, if I was Noah, I would not want them on the Ark because if they were anything like the movie, Jurassic Park, everyone would have been killed on the Ark. This reasoning sounds more logical than asteroids wiping them out.

My Theory

It is just my theory, but maybe the flood contributed to the extinction of the larger dinosaurs. Before the Flood, some people lived to be several hundred years old. The person who lived the longest was Methusaleh, who was 969 years old when he died (Genesis 5:21-27). Surprisingly, after the Flood, people were not living to be 900 year old anymore, it was ranging from 200 to 400 range as early as Genesis 11.

So, maybe there really is truth to the story about Noah and the Flood. Once that barrier of water was gone, people did not have that protection from the sun's damaging rays and the ozone was better to live in. After the Flood, would the larger dinosaurs even been able to survive in the ecosystem? Who knows? There are some things we might never know the truth about, and this article is merely opinion.

Opinions Welcome

I am open to hearing other people's ideas. Ever since I heard this on the radio, it has been gnawing at me, so I decided to write about it. Who knows what really happened to the dinosaurs? Only God and the dinosaurs know, and like many other things, we might never know. The book of Genesis is interesting reading material if you ever want to know what the early days were like.


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      Jennifer McLeod 5 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan

      Wow...Lol. I may be the dumbest person on earth, huh? Thanks for the compliment and spending your day worrying about me. It makes me feel so special!!

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      Lol 5 years ago

      Jen, you may be the dumbest person on earth.

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      Jennifer McLeod 5 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan

      Thanks, freelanceauthor. Looking forward to checking out your work!!

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      freelanceauthor 5 years ago

      Nice hub about the legendary dinosaurs.

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      Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      A very interesting hub - I enjoyed reading this.

      I guess what some of the scientists are saying is that in geological terms there is an area all around the planet called the K2 boundary. This boundary has chemicals and minerals in it that happens when things from space crash land here. I don't think it was the actual asteroid that killed the dinosaurs off - if indeed it was an asteroid - but the environmental conditions that the asteroid created afterwards.

      Apparently this has happened a few times to us and life has survived. My bone of contention with the asteroid theory is that some scientists maintain that all dinosaurs died with the asteroid or afterwards. Another theory states that birds are directly descended from dinosaurs - so why aren't the birds extinct as well? Some dinosaurs had to have survived in order for birds to be around and/or the early birds survived and not just the burrowing mammals like we are told - either that or I've missed the point completely.

      As to the spiritual forces, God, Creator or whatever. I don't have any problem reconciling science with the spiritual. Our planet and the Cosmos follows the physical laws set down by creation (or the creator, God if that's preferable). The spiritual laws and all that it contains follows a seperate set of laws all together. That's where scientists get themselves tied up in knots. They are demanding proof of the spiritual within the physical realm - not an easy thing for spirit to do and even when scientists are faced with it, they don't believe it anyway!

      Oops! Sorry about the novel! I tend to go off on one at times. Great hub, very interesting + voted up!

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      Jennifer McLeod 6 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan


      I never thought about it from the aspect of how long man was living versus the dinosaurs at that time, which would contribute to their considerable sizes.

      For the record, I heard this "asteroid theory" on a radio talk show, and they are known for their comedy acts. When I heard this conversation, I laughed so hard, and I could not stop thinking about it all day, so I decided to write about it.

      Thanks for your input.

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      HOOWANTSTONO 6 years ago


      You are correct Dinosaurs were destroyed in the Flood, but not every one, besides Noah had dinosaurs in the Ark too, there is well documented evidence that Dinosaurs actually lived after the flood too. I could put up a whole debate on this too. Interestingly though there is fossil evidence of Mans footprints with Dinosaurs prints.

      The reason they grew so big was because they were so old, as you mentioned Methuselah 969yrs old so its also a know fact that reptiles never stop growing, still today, so add a reptiles age to 900yrs old or even older and see how big they get.

      No Asteroid hit the earth and killed everything on it. Its a big lie just to support Evolution.

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      LABrashear 6 years ago from My Perfect Place, USA

      Interesting hub JenJen0703. I put a possible theory on Homesteadbound's hub. I have always been interested in dinosaurs and often contemplated theories to work with my beliefs. Voted up!

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      Jennifer McLeod 6 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan

      Thanks, homesteadbound. I will check it out.

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      Cindy Murdoch 6 years ago from Texas

      JenJen - I wrote the hub that I made reference to in the above comments. And I linked this one to it.

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      Dora Weithers 6 years ago from The Caribbean

      Sorry, I can't offer an opinion about the dinosaurs. My comment concerns your belief in God and your desire to filter topics like these through your belief in His Word. I applaud you!

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      Hillbilly Zen 6 years ago from Kentucky

      JenJen and homesteadbound - thank you both for such interesting reads! Both the Hub itself and the comments were great, and made me question my own theory on this subject. I'm not sure the dinosaurs are completely extinct, though...I saw Newt Gingrich on "Face The Nation" this morning ;)

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      Cindy Murdoch 6 years ago from Texas

      No, I understand. I sometimes write about things that strike me a certain way also. In fact, sometimes I challenge myself to do so. But I believe as you do.

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      Jennifer McLeod 6 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan

      Homesteadbound, I heard that on a talk show, about the asteroids theory. I, by no means, believe it, but it caused me to laugh hard at the things they were saying, so I felt like saying something.

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      Cindy Murdoch 6 years ago from Texas

      I don't know about every dinosaur having a asteroid with their name on it (that one made me smile), but the theory indicates that the dust cloud created by the asteroid strike would have changed weather conditions into those that the dinosaur would not have survived, such as the ice age. But it seems to me that a lot of other things would also have become extinct at the same time, but perhaps their size preventing them from seeking shelter, and their need for food was greater and food would have become more scarce.

      Those are just theories that as you stated, only the dinosaurs and God knows the answer. Like you I believe the Word and believe that it was probably the flood, however, I don't know why God would have chosen not to save the dinosaurs when he saved all of the other animals. Another one of those mysteries. We always say that when we get to heaven, we can ask God and he will explain it to us, but I think when we get to heaven, we won't care anymore.

      I have an interesting theory about dinosaurs and creation that I will have to write a hub about one of these days. I have never heard anyone else address it from this angle. You'll just have to watch for the hub...