Warner continues: “At dig sites scientists have found fossilized mammals that look like squirrels, opossums, tasmanian devils, hedgehogs, shrews, beavers, primates, and duck-billed platypus. Paleontologists have found 432 mammal species (including 100 complete mammals) in the dinosaur layers; almost as many as the number of dinosaur species! Cartilaginous fish (sharks and rays), boney fish (sturgeon, paddlefish, salmon, herring, flounder and bowfin) and jawless fish (hagfish and lamprey) have been found in the dinosaur layers and appear the same as modern forms.
Modern-looking frogs and salamanders have been also found in dinosaur dig sites, yet are classified with completely different Latin taxis than today. All of today’s reptile groups have also been found, looking the same or similar to modern forms: Snakes (boa constrictor), lizards (ground lizards and gliding lizards), turtles (box turtles, soft-shelled turtles), and crocodilians (alligators, crocodiles and gavials).”
Dinosaurs are found in soft tissue!
Soft tissue finds Video: http://vimeopro.com/icr/thats-a-fact
Common among many pre-historic reptiles, (like the Mosasaur) their publicity limited to a few newspaper articles, as Tyrannosaurus Rex[i] of late, soft tissue has been found, including large portions of cartilage still elastic to the touch.[ii] Such is hardly able to survive a few centuries, no more than 70 million years![iii]
Extinction is a common factor affecting thousands of species today, as such likely contributed to the general reduction of the dinosaur populations. We have the dinosaurs in the fossil record preserving their past for us, but in no way does their presence contradict the Bible, in fact, God mentions such huge creatures in Job chapter 40 & 41 as a showpiece of His creative power saying; "Look at Behemoth, which I made along with you" (Job 40:15) This passage shows that we, (like the birds, fish and other life mentioned) were made at the same time as the dinosaurs, not millions of years prior!
Other creatures long thought extinct "millions" of years ago but found alive today include the Coelacanth fish, said to have lived over 300 million years past. Considering the environment of the current, post-flood earth; that of a cooler, more temperature divergent and sparsely vegetated landscape and our oxygen depleted atmosphere, it’s easy to imagine such conditions having a stunting effect on all life, including the growth of dinosaurs. Biologists tell us lizards keep growing until death. The First Earth with its oxygen rich atmosphere, amazing foliage, hawk sized insects and turtles 20 feet across had life sustaining characteristics ideal to allow these animals to attain the sizes we see in the fossil record, but not today. In our age one may easily deduct why animals and plant life would be much smaller compared to these predecessors entombed in Flood strata, the leftover from the glorious first earth where Redwood trees have been found 10 feet in diameter at both poles! Early naturalists maintain the earth sustained a state of "spring-like loveliness" across the entire globe in those times. (For more on this topic, download the free ePub book, The Noah Code)
Dr. Tim Clarey informs us:
”It is now becoming obvious that the mixing of terrestrial and marine environments is not a rare occurrence. Discoveries in Morocco and Europe have now shown that most dinosaurs are found with marine fossils or buried in marine sediments in the rock record.” Clarey cites that in the Hell Creek dig, 5 types of sharks and 15 fish species have been identified packed in water deposits with dinosaurs, evidence that they all perished together in the Flood.
He concluding: “Genesis chapters 7 and 8 describe this process better than any secular scientist could imagine.”[i] (http://www.icr.org/aaf June 2015
”It is now becoming obvious that the mixing of terrestrial and marine environments is not a rare occurrence. Discoveries in Morocco and Europe have now shown that most dinosaurs are found with marine fossils or buried in marine sediments in the rock record.” Dr. Timothy Clarey. He also cites that in the Hell Creek dig, 5 types of sharks and 15 fish species have been identified packed in water deposits with dinosaurs, evidence that they all perished together in the Flood.
Clarey concluding: “Genesis chapters 7 and 8 describe this process better than any secular scientist could imagine.”[i] (http://www.icr.org/aaf June 2015
[i] http://www.icr.org/aaf June 2015 Vol. 44 no.6 p.16
[i] http://www.icr.org/aaf June 2015 Vol. 44 no.6 p.16
Have Dinosaurs lived in recent History?
King Gilgamesh[i] from Babylonia is recorded to have journeyed into the wilderness and killed one of these creatures, returning with its head. We have accounts of Knights going off to slay their dragons; lore suggestive of reality. As Alexander the Great traveled across India, it's recorded the locals directed him to a cave where they sighted a giant lizard, the natives begging the Chieftain not to slay it.[ii] It seems that it was sporting to hunt these animals in earlier times, reducing their number.
In the remote swamps of the Congo, Papa New Guinea and Cameroon, locals treat their existence as commonplace and have names for multiple varieties. When shown images of different non-dino species of reptiles and mammals from around the world, they shake their heads at the images, but when it comes to drawings of dinosaurs they casually pick out species they have personally observed, know by track or have acquaintance of those who have seen them first hand.[iii] It seems in today's environment, Dino's only grow to smaller sizes, and their numbers reduced.
[ii] Aelianus, Claudius, On Animals, Book #XV, Chapter 19-23, c.210-230
Fossil Deposits of Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs are found in thousands of locations around the world in one specific condition; buried in water deposited sediments turned to stone. This method of preservation is without question and provides ample support to the authenticity of the Flood account. One cannot separate these animals from this method of preservation and their destruction. In Alaska, 14 dinosaurs were found jumbled together in a heap, the researcher admitting "they must have washed up together in a flood" in an area containing mammoth and bison fossils. They also observed the remains were not yet "fossilized" indicating young age.
Video Dino Tracks!: https://vimeo.com/107930057
The Bible tells us that this calamity "grieved the heart of God" and he promised not only to spare man of such a future judgment but also the animals, where in Genesis chapter 9 God says: "I will establish my covenant with you, and your descendents after you (that’s us!) and every living creature that is with you, all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth; never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth."
The new "covenant" is now with His Son, Jesus Christ, who promises us a safe place in heaven (our "ark") with our friends and family, no doubt including all the animals He created!