SAN JUAN RAYA, MEXICO: View of the pawprint of a dinosaur, found 16 April 2007 at the desert zone of San Juan Raya Community.
(Photo Jose Castanares/AFP/Getty Images)
According to a BBC report,1 scientists from China found 3,000 dinosaur
footprints in the Zhucheng area of eastern Shandong province.
One feature that puzzles the scientists is that the dinosaurs were running the
same way. Why?
The scientists 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 migration papers were in order.
Fleeing predators? Panicked? Just note this: the scientists identified six
types of dinosaurs, including tyrannosaurs, coelurosaurs and hadrosaurs. And
they are suggesting that all these animals were so frightened of predators
that they were 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
So how should we interpret these dino tracks? Footprints are a key
classification criterion2 that helps us work out when rocks formed in biblical
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
the dinosaurs walked on it but quickly hardened preserving the prints, which
were soon covered by more sediment.
So it’s actually 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
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
The animals fossilized because they were buried quickly, another sign of the
magnitude of the Flood disaster, only about 4,500 years ago. And it’s
also evidence that the 100 million years mentioned in the article are
imaginary. The sediments were deposited rapidly so the eons of time did not
Scientists and journalists present these finds from their personal philosophy
of evolution over millions of years. It’s their 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. Just as Jesus said (Luke 17:27).
- China dinosaur footprints found in Zhucheng, news.bbc.co.uk, 6 February
- Walker, T., Classification criteria for geology in the field, biblicalgeology.net, May
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