If a living dinosaur were found today, one that looks unchanged from the fossil record, it would be the most spectacular discovery of modern history. People are fascinated by dinosaurs. Thousands of children’s books have been written about them and people pay good money to visit museums containing displays of dinosaur bones. Paleontologists love dinosaurs so much they make carriers of them.
So you might think that reports of a living dinosaur would receive all manner of scientific inquiry. But they don’t. Actually the opposite is true. Every eye witness account that suggests a living dinosaur may still exist are mocked by the scientific community and given no consideration whatsoever. Why? Because the theory of evolution with its millions of years, tell the scientist that the dinosaurs we see in the fossil record no longer exist. Any claim to the contrary threatens that theory.
But why is that a big deal?
There are only two prevailing theories regarding the origin of life on Earth; the theory of evolution and that of divine creation. Therefore, any piece of evidence which favors one, helps to discredit the other. But the implications of divine creation have a vastly greater impact upon the meaning of our existence than does that of the theory of evolution. And it is for that reason that any person who points to the millions of years required for evolution as being their reason for rejecting any notion of God, knows that if he’s wrong, his very soul is at risk of eternal damnation. So the evolutionists who say their theory disproves God have an enormous motivation for maintaining their certainty, even at times having to take positions that are anti-science in order to prevent their theory from receiving any discredit.
Consider the example of the discovery of soft tissue found in a T-Rex bone by paleontologist Mary Schweitzer in 2007. While trying to get her work published into scientific journals she had one reviewer tell her that he didn’t care what the data said, he knew that what she was finding wasn’t possible (according to the “theory” of evolution spanning millions of years). Schweitzer wrote back and asked, “Well, what data would convince you?” And he responded, “None.”
So in other words, this man had completely departed from the scientific method, even to the point of stating that the facts were irrelevant to him. He had become completely Anti-Science. Why? Because he was intrinsically aware of what would be at stake by being presented with facts that might contradict his current belief system.
Are dinosaurs still alive?
Cryptozoology, the study of hidden animals, is a pseudoscience involving the search for creatures not known to exist. When reviewing the large number of supposed cryptid sightings, we find that for the most part they tend to brake down into four basic categories: unidentified species of primates, canidae (dogs, wolves or fox like animals), big cats and living dinosaurs.
Consider the fact that scientists did not know gorillas were real until 1902. Prior to that, gorillas were considered legendary forest monsters. Bearing this in mind, it suddenly becomes much more reasonable to suggest that the reports, spanning hundreds of years, of a primate living in the forests of the Pacific North West could be plausible.
As for living dinosaurs, consider also that the Western and Eastern Congolian swamp forests comprise 55,000 square miles of land area that remains 80% unexplored to this day. This is a land area roughly equal in size to that of the entire U.S. state of Alabama.
It’s within this area that natives, explorers, missionaries and surveyors have, over a period of more than 100 years, reported seeing an animal that upon description matches very closely to what we know today as being an Apatosaurus. It’s described as an animal whose body is the size of an elephant but having a very long neck and a long tail. The footprints found in the area are the size of an elephant’s except they also have three large claws which elephants do not have. And when one considers how many elephant sized animals could fit into an area the size of Alabama, you can easily see how there’s plenty of room for a breeding population (though most certainly they would be few in number).
Sightings of sea monsters have been reported all over the world and for hundreds of years. But they all describe the same thing, what we know today as being a plesiosaur.
And there are people in Zambia that speak of pterodactyls as being something they’re familiar with.
Aborigines in Australia are said to steer clear of areas for a period of time after they find large three toed footprints there.
So why have these animals remained hidden from science? I have a hypothesis, and it’s derived from scripture:
For the preaching of the cross is foolishness to those that are perishing; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world through its own wisdom did not know God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18-24)
Carl Sagan was a world renowned astrophysicist who had his own television show and was the author of a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on evolutionary biology. During his lifetime he stated that all the dragon legends recorded throughout history and cultures were actually the result of evolutionary memories from when humans were apes. Correction, even before apes because evolution states that apes didn’t appear until after the dinosaurs disappeared.
OK so now imagine the following scenario: Carl Sagan, a man who once said “The idea that God is an oversized white male with a flowing beard who sits in the sky and tallies the fall of every sparrow is ludicrous.”, died on December 20th 1996, which was the exact same day he found out there is a God. What if on that day God pulled him aside and said,
Carl, during your life you thought you were so wise and so smart. You used science to conclude that I didn’t exist. The very notion of me was ludicrous to you. But just for a moment, I would like to show you the very science you claimed to whole heartedly rely upon.
Then God perhaps turned him about and showed Carl, to his utter astonishment, that during his lifetime there were living dinosaurs in dozens of places all over the Earth. God might have then turned to Carl and said,
If you had only asked me, I would have shown you any of these dinosaurs. I would have allowed you to have seen some of them with your own eyes. But because you so overwhelmingly convinced yourself, in your own wisdom, that I didn’t exist, you never bothered to ask me; and thus, I kept these animals hidden. I’m sorry Carl, but according to your own words, expressed throughout your lifetime that heaven wasn’t real, you can not now enter into heaven.
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. (Romans 1:20)
Remember that Bethlehem is only four and half miles from Jerusalem. When the Sadducees and Pharisees heard the reports that the Messiah had been born, they didn’t even bother to go see. They didn’t bother to even go look for him because of their own self righteous arrogance.
What if today God keeps these animals hidden from science for the very purpose of destroying the wisdom of the “wise” evolutionist who uses sciences such as paleontology as a method for denying God. On their day of judgment God reveals to them what was always there, which they could have seen had they even bothered to look. God brings to nothing the understanding of the “wise” evolutionist who denies God by means of his arrogant, self exalting – “I’m so smart I figured out there is no God” – theory.
The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. (Proverbs 16:5)
Photo credit: flickr Creative Commons, Little Dinosaur by Kate Haskell