WE CURMUDGEONS are, as you know, non-judgmental, sensitive, compassionate, caring-sharing people, with ooey-gooey feelings and a touchy-feely attitude. We embrace diversity and practice togetherness. Our fondest hope is that we’ll all get along and everything will be nicey-nicey and fuzzy-wuzzy.
In accordance with the foregoing bold statement of intellectual principle, it’s only fair that we present the other side from time to time. Thus, for your well-rounded education, and because we’re not afraid to “teach the controversy,” we now offer you the view from Answers in Genesis (AIG), one of the most financially successful creationist operations around. They are the creators of the world-famous Creation Museum, where you can go, if you wish, to forget all that you have ever known, and start a new and wondrous life as a young-earth creationist.
The folks at AIG have a news section, titled “A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint.” If you go there, and scroll down to the third item, you will find: It may not be dinosaurs living side-by-side with humans, but it’s close! They provide a link to a news article which they then quote from and discuss.
[WARNING: We haven’t verified AIG’s source, but we always advise doing so when dealing with creationists.] Anyway, here are excerpts from the AIG “news from the biblical viewpoint” page, with bold added by us:
A series of photographs published by the Telegraph document African villagers who enjoy a “startlingly close relationship” with local crocodiles. The villagers believe the crocodiles are sacred and feed them chicken — no doubt a key to keeping them happy (or full) enough to allow the villagers to “play and do chores just yards from them.”
Okay, some villagers somewhere in Africa hang out with crocodiles. So what? We read on:
The news is also quite relevant to the creation/evolution debate, because of our often-mocked belief — which comes straight from Scripture — that dinosaurs and humans coexisted (at first peacefully) all the way back to the Garden of Eden. This is from a straightforward reading of Scripture that clearly teaches that humans and dinosaurs were both created on Day 6 of Creation Week.
Aha! More proof for the creationists! Darwinism is doomed! Here’s another excerpt:
Of course, while many dinosaurs were always plant-eating, the diets of other dinosaurs went from herbivorous to carnivorous after the Fall. This is the perhaps the most salient basis for evolutionists’ mockery of our human–dinosaur coexistence claim, even though humans inhabit the same world as many dangerous carnivores even today!
Ah yes, the Fall. It explains so much. Here’s a bit more, from the article’s end:
Thus, the scenes of the African villagers mingling with the crocodiles corroborate that humans could have lived alongside (or nearby) even carnivorous dinosaurs. The original “magical place” where that happened was the Garden of Eden, before any animals had turned to carnivory.
Suddenly it’s all clear now. How could we have been so blind?
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