Rare Pterosaur Tracks Discovered In France

What is being considered nothing short of a miracle especially for those who believe in an old earth, tracks were made by flying reptiles have been found in a place now labeled as “Pterosaur Beach.” David Hone, a paleontologist at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of China in Beijing, explains the discovery…

“If tracks from pterosaurs are going to get preserved, it’s likely to be in the softest muds or finest sands, and it’s unlikely even then, so to get traces of a pterosaur landing like this is very exciting,” Hone noted. He added the case the researchers make for the way the pterosaurs landed “is very strong and convincing.”

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A pterosaur is a very light animal which made it unable to make an imprint in sediment that is too coarse. So the only way as described previously would be on a soft surface, making indentation possible by this particular animal. The preservation of these pterosaur tracks were caused by Noah’s flood.

A rapid occurrence was needed to make this discovery possible not something that progressed slowly through time.  Kevin Padian of the University of California, Berkeley, a co-author of the study said that extensive slabs of hardening limestone do not happen today. Keep in mind, evolutionists look for things in the present to explain the past. Making present processes the only considered option as possible causes for events of the past presents a problem for any viable explanation especially for things like these fossilized animal tracks.

What geologists call “ephemeral markings” which include raindrop indentations, lizard tracks, and delicate ripple marks from flowing water are found to be consistent with the worldwide Flood of Noah as described in the book of Genesis. Only a flood could have caused the pterosaur tracks to be exposed to a cementing agent fast enough which enabled the tracks to be discovered thousands of years later.

The Forces That Drove Tectonically Stable Colorado Plateau

The Colorado Plateau is a vast area which entails Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. It  has been subject to a long standing debate among geologists.

The heterogeneous region is no doubt very tricky not only because of the vast area but also trying to explain the forces that drove rock uplift of the low-relief, high-elevation, but remained tectonically stable.

Within certain frameworks namely in this case, evolutionary models are used to explain such complex systems. However, these models were deemed flawed as Roy, Jordan and Pederson pointed out flaws which falsified them. Did this mean they were going to endorse the creationist model? Hardly, a new model was proposed…

“We propose thermal perturbation and re-equilibration as a general mechanism for driving rock uplift within plate interiors, particularly in regions of thicker, more depleted lithosphere adjacent to zones of extension, such as the Colorado Plateau.”

“Our model differs from previous ideas of thermal modification of the Colorado Plateau in that it relies on a post-Laramide process that is triggered by the removal of the Farallon slab and the onset of thinning in the Basin and Range and Rio Grande rift provinces.”

“We show that thermal perturbation following mid-Tertiary removal of the Farallon slab can account for the majority of the observed rock uplift of the Colorado Plateau and, additionally, that this mechanism explains the observed rates of encroachment of the onset of Cenozoic magmatism onto the plateau.”

Let me point out, this particular model based on history cannot be tested, which means it cannot be proven. I am very skeptical of it’s contents, however, laypeople tend to exalt such a paper because it was published in a science journal.

I believe skeptics will find many flaws with this new proposed model. Rather than let the data speak for themselves, the data is forced into the evolutionary artificial system of story telling. Getting something to fit into a particular model is not the same as what we see in the real world!

How could  could these layers of rock be lifted up 2 kilometers without buckling? Come on people, think!  Numerous strata in the Grand Canyon that covers a vast area of hundreds of miles, being lifted up and down over and over again without tearing or tilting.  How could deforming not occur with all that movement within the old earth assumption? This paper explained absolutely nothing what we see in the real world!

The lack of erosion between many of the layers falsifies the belief that they were laid down over millions of years! And another thing, the faults and folds extend through all the layers, but don’t stop halfway up, agrees more with a young earth creationist model, not the old earth assumption!

There is plenty of other evidences which indicate the strata in the Colorado Plateau must have been laid down rapidly and catastrophically (the flood) but it’s ignored because it must be forced into the old earth hypothesis. This paper should not be honored in the name of science!

Dinosaurs In China Were Fossilized During The Flood

Many years ago in 1978, on a hill in the Gobi Desert, there was a Chinese geologist who found something which turned out some many years later, something pretty amazing. The first of the remains were called; Sinornithomimus, meaning “Chinese bird mimic”.

Quite a number of years later, twenty five more dinosaurs were excavated then the location was  mapped with careful precision.  The discovery of the fossilized dinosaurs shows the appearance of a struggle, like they were trying to escape from something, see the picture below…

fossilized skeletons of young dinosaurs

“And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.”

“Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.

“All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.” Genesis 7:18-24

Of course this true and unique account of earth’s history wasn’t taken in consideration by the paleontologists who were working hard on this project and it’s explanation. David Varricchio, assistant professor of paleontology admitted that trying to find an explanation in evolutionary terms by confining himself and his team by only using a modern environment is problematic concerning the fossilized dinosaurs.

What surprised the team of paleontologists was the fact that these group of dinosaurs were young, with no adults being present or hatchlings. With the appearance of a struggle as though these dinosaurs were trying escape some sort of catastrophe fits into the creationist model concerning the flood. It’s pretty logical for the adults animals to have fled the area in a panic while leaving the youngsters and the hatchlings behind. Eventually the hatchlings were destroyed by the flood which is why none was found at the site.

Evolutionists claimed the unexpected discovery was something of a “distinctive dinosaur sociality” where adults just let the youngsters alone so they could fend for themselves. This is typical story telling in order to fit the evidence in with the hypothesis of evolution.

The mud thickness in which these young dinosaurs were trapped in represented another challenge to explain away. In uniformitarianism, “the lamination and very thin beds of the intervening unit represent slow deposition under quiet, low-energy conditions and an absence of significant invertebrate or vertebrate bioturbation.”

This particular concept has been tested in laboratory with experiments which has disproved the uniformitarian idea by showing mud readily deposits from flowing water. No doubt, this is more more evidence for a worldwide flood catastrophe rather than uniformitarianism concerning the thickness of the mud!

What becomes even more problematic when trying to fit this discovery into the evolutionary hypothesis, these dinosaurs were found in a desert!

“Through this period the region experienced an increase in overall aridity and a shift from lacustrine [lake] and fluvial [river] Lower Cretaceous facies [rocks] to predominantly aeolian [desert] dune and associated interdune facies in the Upper Cretaceous.”

How did these young dinosaurs get located in the middle of a desert? The animals were fossilized in the Ulansuhai Formation of the Upper Cretaceous which is a desert! And how could these young dinosaurs get trapped into mud so quickly that they were unable to escape in a desert? The only way for dinosaurs to get caught in thick mud, especially in the vast dryness of a desert is with a huge body of flowing water.  Again, the physical evidence points to a worldwide flood, not some sort of story telling based on evolution!

Creative Defense: A Teen’s View On Creationism & Evolution

In the mist of a busy school year, this young man who has been growing up in a Christian home and has been home schooled all his life, he writes an intriguing book review on creation science. More will be forthcoming because currently he is attending to other studies such as physics, and in English literature he’s reading; The Scarlet Letter.

Here is his first little book review on Creative Defense by Nicholas Comninellis, M.D…His name is going to be withheld because he is under 18 years of age.

One of the most fascinating debates of our time is evolution versus creationism. The book “Creative Defense” does a superior job of covering all of the key points of the debate. I will report on what I feel are some of the best arguments of the book.

First is Noah’s flood. Now, unless you are completely oblivious to religion in its entirety, you will know that Noah’s flood is a flood that encompassed the entire earth with so much water that it covered the tip of the highest mountain top.

Noah was chosen by God to continue with the human race so he built a very large boat and…you know the rest. Some might say that it is impossible for that much rain to fall in such a short period and from our viewpoint, it is. But let’s go back a few thousand years and look at the condition of the earth’s atmosphere.

The earth had an incredibly dense atmosphere at this point. This explains the ridiculous life spans of humans and animals (up to 600 years).  Not only did it rain for 40 days and 40 nights but it also came out of the earth’s underground reservoirs. So….all this rain and water must have left some mark that it was there right? Well there is. We have found seashells on mountains and trees in our oceans. There have even been pictures of what we think could be the ark.

Fossils tie right in with the flood so let’s start by looking at how fossils are formed. A fossil can only form if you have extreme pressure and little to no air.  Both of those conditions must happen very fast.

Hmm….now where can we find incredible pressure and low oxygen? The answer is the bottom of the ocean. There we have 2 of the 3 conditions we need to form a fossil. The last I checked, the oceans have been pretty stationary recently.

I wonder where we could find incredible masses of water coming down on things and instantly covering them with tons of debris and water…maybe if a huge flood happened that could have formed fossils. Look at that. We wouldn’t have nearly as many fossils if it wasn’t for a world flood at some point.

Evolutionists always talk about the “missing link” that will prove their theory. Fact is fact, we have not found a missing link and we never will. The reason for this is that they don’t exist.

If we have been evolving for billions of years wouldn’t we have hundreds and hundreds of transitional stages of life? We would have half men half apes galore, not to mention all the other animals and their stages.  There would be such overwhelming evidence for evolution that it would be stupid not to believe it. But there isn’t.

You can even look at what makes us. Look at our DNA and cell structures. Evolution says that it is totally random. You would have better chances of building a B2 stealth bomber with a blindfold on. The human genome is almost infinitely complex. If you can look at DNA and say “random” you are the perfect evolutionist. The book makes it obvious that it was crafted, because it was.

Cell structures would have had to be crafted as well. Every part of our cells do exactly what they are supposed to. Of course they can be damaged but that’s expected. If these cells mutated in just one bad way in the course of evolution we would become extinct. The book makes it clear on multiple occasions that the chances of this turning out well are miniscule. Could a rationale human being really have that much faith in chance?

This book is good at what it does. It’s straightforward and it lays out all of the facts in a simple to understand format. It answers many questions concerning the evolution against creationism debate.