“For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.”
What caused dinosaurs to virtually disappear from the face of the Earth? Was it an asteroid, as scientists now tell us? According to Dr. Henry Gee, science writer for Nature, “Nobody will ever know what caused the extinction of the dinosaurs because we weren’t there to watch it happen.”
Nevertheless, this hasn’t stopped scientists from acting as if they were eye-witnesses. In his book In Search of Deep Time, Dr. Gee includes a list of dinosaur extinction explanations that paleontologist Mike Benton culled from scientific literature. Here’s a small sampling:
Dinosaurs died out “because the climate became too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry, or a combination of the above; because their eggshells became too thin … or too thick.” Because of hay fever. Because of indigestion from eating flowering plants. And here’s my favorite: “Because, having been the dominant life-forms for 150 million years, the dinosaurs just got bored.”
Let me suggest another explanation. Since dinosaur fossils are found in sedimentary rock layers all over the world, it’s plain to see that most dinosaurs perished in the worldwide flood of Noah’s day. Many dinosaurs that were aboard Noah’s ark probably died out soon after the flood because they could not adjust to the post-flood climate. Many others were hunted by humans who were now permitted to eat meat.
But as we’ve shown on previous broadcasts, some dinosaurs survived and were seen well into the middle ages.
Heavenly Father, I pray that You will prepare me to answer questions from unbelievers and evolutionists. Most of all, make me bold in proclaiming the gospel of grace. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
“Dinosaur demise,” Evolutionists Say the Oddest Things, Lita Cosner, editor, p. 98 (Creation Book Publishers, 2015). Henry Gee, In Search of Deep Time (The Free Press, 1999). Photo: T-rex skeleton. (Pixabay)