Dinosaurs and God
A very short and light hub about an obvious yet serious realisation:
God never mentioned dinosaurs in the holy texts.
If taken literally, the holy texts claim that all of the animals known to man were all created all at one time by God in one day!
Evolution and Dinosaurs
Evolution is a fact. A fact that states that animals are constantly changing to better fit their environments and outcompete the animals that haven't changed as much or at all, filling their niche.
It doesn't matter how, maybe it's God that is causing the changing to happen *slaps self* and not mutation due to electromagnetic radiation brought in by the sun and the natural radiation of mass. Or sexual differentiation, crossing chromosomes and conjugation in bacteria. It doesn't matter.
If animals are constantly changing to we can make an assumption that there have been some animals that have gone extinct.
Finding fossils are great evidence of this as they show great and intricate skeletal details of long gone animals no longer in existence today.
Some of these fossils have been said to be dinosaurs. Using a variety of the most tried and tested radiometric dating techniques (explanation given in link), we have been able to date dinosaur bones as old as 240 million years old (from Brazilian land!).
This hugely contrasts with the idea that the Earth is 6000 years old as the monotheistic texts tell us is true.
Dinosaurs actually contradict the Bible in 3 ways:
- They are dated to be 40,000 times older than the Bible/Qu'ran/Torah says life is.
- There are vast collections of dinosaur fossils that back up evolution, so not only do the dinosaurs not fit in with when life was made, but also they don't fit in with how life was made, since evolution means that God did not create all life but rather life was created by nature.
- The date and creation of dinosaurs means they were around before humans, which means that for at least 239,999,400 years, there was life without humans, making humans not as important as the Bible etc describes. The idea of a "Kalifah" or guardian of the Earth is challenged when the existence of humans on Earth is minuscule compared to the history of the earth.
Countering Counter Arguments
Dinosaurs and Bible Connotations
(Twisting the words in the Bible to make a new meaning of what the Bible actually says - WARNING - leads to homophobia, sexism and stoning)
Dinosaurs were never mentioned in the the three monotheistic religious texts. References to 'dragons' yes, 'beasts', yes. Dinosaurs - no.
And before you say "maybe the ancients found the dinosaur bones and interpreted them as 'dragons' or 'beasts'" let me remind you that the Bible, Qu'ran and Torah are all purportedly the word of God, so if God had MEANT dinosaurs he would have had DINOSAURS written.
Where is there doubt and uncertainty when it is God writing these texts through the medium of human beings? God knows all after all, he knew they were dinosaurs.
To use that argument would concede to the fact that the bible is not the word of God but of human beings.
"God put fossils into the ground to test our faith"
...... That's a joke right?
Radiometric Testing is unreliable
Many people (christians) say that radiometric radiation is unreliable, most of those people (christians) have no idea what they're talking about when they say those words.
But as far as the average human being is concerned, he should know that the scientific community overall accepts radiometric radiation as a very reliable (considering the dates involved - 10,000 years off is still very reliable when you're dealing with 200 million years) method.
For those scientifically equipped, please make sure to keep in mind that when a new paper is entitled "radiometric dating unreliable" they are not saying that it is completely obsolete as a dating method. it is in reference to slight differences to what would be expected, not huge ones. This could be to do with the equipment used in a particular dating procedure that was faulty or not done in a fair test as is known as more common than wanted in the scientific world.
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