YES, dear reader, we have the proof at last, using the time-honored version of the scientific method which is unique to creationism and which never fails:
Today’s splendid example of cutting-edge creation science comes to us from the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) — the fountainhead of young-earth creationist wisdom. It’s found in this article at their website: Canadian ‘Mega’ Dinosaur Bonebed Formed by Watery Catastrophe. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
Canadian scientists have found a massive dinosaur fossil graveyard in Alberta containing so many bones that it calls into question the standard stories of slow and gradual dinosaur fossil formation. No mere river flood could account for so many casualties. So, the researchers proposed that the cause was something much more violent.
We found credible news articles about this fossil discovery, so ICR isn’t making it up. See, e.g.: World’s biggest dinosaur graveyard found in Alberta: scientists in the Vancouver Sun.
Thus reassured, we read on in the ICR article:
But where did the water come from that could cause such mayhem? The researchers proposed a “tropical storm model,” in which hurricanes must have washed water up onto a shallow coast. That hypothesis shares some similarities to the flood model proposed by creation scientists, but how well does each fit this fossil data?
Yes, they’ve got a point. There are “some similarities” between a tropical storm and a global flood. Both involve water, for example. We continue:
The standard dinosaur fossilization story holds that the reptiles were crossing a stream and got caught in a rising river. But no rising streams today deposit fossil graveyards. Tropical storms, however, are known to drive water ashore and devastate landscapes, washing over whatever animals lie in their paths. The tropical storm model may be an improvement over the flooded stream scenario, but it is equally true that today’s hurricane storm surges don’t produce fossil graveyards either!
Another good point — today’s hurricanes don’t produce fossil graveyards. Here’s more:
And warm oceans are required to generate these weather patterns, hence the term “tropical” in “tropical storm.” Canada is not very tropical, and even if it was once 2,500 miles further south, any ancient tropical storm similar to today’s tempests might pile up carcasses, but would not bury them deep enough to keep them from rotting before they could fossilize.
Canada isn’t tropical! And hurricanes don’t bury carcasses. This is incredible! Moving along:
The basic description of the historical account provided in Genesis, which is corroborated by hundreds of legends, depicts rising waters that eventually washed over all of the earth’s continents before running into today’s deeper ocean basins. Such a universal deluge fits the facts of the Canadian mass kill with the fewest logical leaps.
At last we have a theory that fits the facts! One final excerpt:
It makes more sense to interpret this fossil graveyard as a result of one of the many tsunami-like waves that gradually pulsed over the continents during the course of the year-long Flood event, when “the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.” [Footnote to Genesis 7:19.]
We’re convinced! Oh, wait — just for laughs, let’s see what was said in the Vancouver Sun:
More than 76 million years ago, ancient Alberta was a lush tropical coastal area and the Hilda bonebed provides evidence that the region was periodically subject to catastrophic tropical storms that could drown thousands of large animals.
Geological data shows that hurricane-like storms could dump between four and five metres of water on the area. As the flood waters rose, the slow, dumb-witted creatures would have probably been unaware of the danger until it was too late. The flat, featureless landscape would have given them no high ground and no escape.
When the flood overtook them “they would have tread water for a while, like cattle would do. But they would have tired very quickly and drowned,” Eberth said. Their remains would have then piled up as the water receded and been picked over by predators who had the good sense to get out of the way of the flood.
Well, dear reader, the choice is yours. Whom to believe — godless evolutionist scientists, or the bible?
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