Dinosaur Footprints Prove the Flood

When a creationist is confronted with evidence and thinks about its cause, his conclusion will be derived from a limited set of possibilities which he knows are the cause of everything: (1) the curse of Adam & Eve; (2) the Flood; (3) a miracle; (4) the devil; or (5) Darwinist fraud.

We see this clearly in the latest from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. His article is Dinosaur Footprint Wall in Bolivia. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:

A recent article highlighted the Cal Orcko archaeological site in Bolivia. This site in South America has numerous, well-preserved dinosaur footprints (originally listed as over 5,000), and another 5,000 tracks were discovered in 2015. Some of the dinosaurs that left these footprints were Ankylosaurs, Titanosaurs, Carnotaurus, and a juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex.

This is the article Hambo is talking about: A massive wall at Cal Orcko in southern Bolivia reveals more than 5,000 dinosaur footsteps. It’s from a website named Vintage News that says it’s “a group of enthusiasts who are interested in all things vintage.” Among their major subject headings are Fashion, Interiors, Lifestyle, and Glamour.

A recent article from PhysOrg may be more reliable: Following dinosaur footsteps in Bolivia’s fossil mecca. Anyway, here’s what Hambo tells his drooling readers about the dinosaur footprints:

But even more interesting is that the footprints are not on flat ground but rather on an almost vertical wall; and the vast majority seem to be moving in one direction (downhill as the geography now stands). Now this is a region that has had lots of tectonic activity in the recent past, so this was probably flat ground at the time the dinosaurs were making the tracks.

Fair enough. Then he says:

Of course what makes this intriguing from a biblical creation and Flood geology perspective is that the tracks are preserved so well, and that we see a diverse grouping of what were considered to be both herbivores and carnivores. We also have tracks from juvenile dinosaurs — some alone and others side by side with adults of the same species.

[…]

So we have running dinosaurs and what appears to be alternating periods of water covering the sand flats and then receding for a short time, only to cover the area once again. This sounds a lot like an area where dinosaurs may have been fleeing rising floodwaters, which brought the sediment to quickly cover and preserve the footprints the fleeing dinosaurs left behind.

[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] Running dinosaurs and water! What could it mean? Hambo quotes from Dr. Andrew Snelling, a creationist geologist and AiG’s director of research, who tells us:

All claims about the environment in which these dinosaurs lived and how they left their footprints are mere speculation (i.e., based on historical science, not observational science), because no scientists were there at the time to observe and report to us what happened. … [T]hese fossils of water-dwelling animals and fossilized dinosaur footprints found in this sandy limestone are consistent with the Flood cataclysm, when the rising ocean waters swept rapidly over the land in oscillating surges, repeatedly engulfing fleeing land animals as it buried their footprints with water-dwelling animals. These fossilized dinosaur footprints testify to these dinosaur herbivores and carnivores being more interested in fleeing en masse in one direction to escape the destructive waters than their next meal.

Isn’t that exciting! Hambo concludes his article with this:

Yet again we see evidence of the Flood that God sent as a judgment for mankind’s wickedness [scripture reference] and of the Ark that He had Noah build — a reminder to us today of another Ark of salvation, Jesus Christ. These fossilized footprints stand as a reminder that observational science always confirms the Bible.

So there you are, dear reader — an excellent example of creation science. Those folks understand everything!

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18 responses to “Dinosaur Footprints Prove the Flood

  1. I’m confused. Antediluvian carnivorous and herbivorous dinosaurs? But Hambo always goes on about how there were no carnivores on the ark. So could the herbivores outrun their predators and make it on the ark just in time? Maybe flipping a finger at them just as they are about to drown. And then in remorse, decide to let the now repentent, now vegetarian, T Rex on. I wonder what the bible says about it all.

  2. michaelfugate

    When one is making it up as one goes – inconsistencies are expected.

  3. Charles Deetz ;)

    Just dino footprints? Wouldn’t a YEC view expect other animal prints?

  4. Derek Freyberg

    B- B-B-but they weren’t there, so how do they know that “These fossilized dinosaur footprints testify to these dinosaur herbivores and carnivores being more interested in fleeing en masse in one direction to escape the destructive waters than their next meal”?
    AIG, in particular, is so damning of what you and I would regard as evidence, because it’s “historical science”, and “Were you there?”; and yet they feel so free to just pull ludicrous “explanations” out of their nether regions.

  5. “When a creationist is confronted with evidence and thinks about its cause, his conclusion will be derived from a limited set of possibilities which he knows are the cause of everything: (1) the curse of Adam & Eve; (2) the Flood; (3) a miracle; (4) the devil; or (5) Darwinist fraud.”

    I like that first paragraph. Can be fitted to any observation.

  6. Once again we see creation “science” in action–pick one little detail that seems to support your belief and ignore huge amounts of evidence that contradict that belief.

    In this case the footprints date back some 80 million years, which is about 79.8 million years before fully modern humans arrived on the scene.

  7. Coyote wrote: “In this case the footprints date back some 80 million years, which is about 79.8 million years before fully modern humans arrived on the scene.”

    Yeah, but that’s just #5: Darwinist fraud.

  8. The dinosaur tracks at Dinosaur ridge in Colorado are almost vertical, too.
    How does a flood come in “waves”?

    Jason: Carnivores could evolve after The Fall, which was some time before the flood. After all, they just had an article – skewered here by the curmudgeon – about the ur-cat, the progenitor of the cat “kind”.

  9. Forgot to put in a link to Dinosaur Ridge:
    http://www.dinoridge.org/dinotrail.html

  10. The dinosaur footprints in Glen Rose Texas occur in a stratigraphic unit that can be correlated across Texas, Lousiana and other Gulf of Mexico trailing plate margin stratigraphic zones. The are A. correlable, B. consistent C.organized in terms of historical geology. Creationist fraud is in direct conflict with modern geology. Somebody is lying. Is it the university researchers or the creationoids.? Decide for yourself.!

  11. Yes, before coming to this blog post I just saw Ham’s latest ‘science’ article. And analysed its claims – as below:

    Ken Ham is excited:
    “So we have running dinosaurs and what appears to be alternating periods of water covering the sand flats and then receding for a short time, only to cover the area once again. This sounds a lot like an area where dinosaurs may have been fleeing rising floodwaters, which brought the sediment to quickly cover and preserve the footprints the fleeing dinosaurs left behind.”
    And Andrew Snelling is excited too:
    “Lime sand is usually produced by turbulent ocean waters. Yet dinosaurs are land-dwellers. Thus these fossils of water-dwelling animals and fossilized dinosaur footprints found in this sandy limestone are consistent with the Flood cataclysm, when the rising ocean waters swept rapidly over the land in oscillating surges, repeatedly engulfing fleeing land animals as it buried their footprints with water-dwelling animals. These fossilized dinosaur footprints testify to these dinosaur herbivores and carnivores being more interested in fleeing en masse in one direction to escape the destructive waters than their next meal.”
    I can think of almost nothing LESS like Genesis 6-8 than what is observed at this site and known from real science.
    (I note that Snelling also claims the footprints are in’ lime sand’, yet that term appears to refer to lime mortar – mortar being something that is deliberately made, including at this particular location, as part of the ongoing cement manufacture there.)
    But despite the facts that there’s NO evidence that all these footprints were formed in the same day or several days, and that the creatures which made them were drowned/buried alive very soon afterwards, the ideologue Ken Ham is well pleased:
    “These fossilized footprints stand as a reminder that observational science always confirms the Bible.”
    Creation ‘science’ is easy!
    As long as nobody – especially no real scientist – was there.
    YEC apologetics always confirm the YEC version of ‘the Bible’.

  12. “But Hambo always goes on about how there were no carnivores on the ark”. Where has he made that claim?

  13. The Orchardist

    I’m confused. The footprints are in Bolivia. The ark was in the Middle East. Is Hambo saying that the ark did a world tour to collect animals from all over the world or is he saying that if those animals weren’t in the Middle East they were screwed?

  14. These fossilized dinosaur footprints testify to these dinosaur herbivores and carnivores being more interested in fleeing en masse in one direction to escape the destructive waters than their next meal.

    Q. Why were they fleeing?
    A. Because God wanted them to die.
    Q. Why did God want them to die?
    A. Because a couple of humans on the other side of the world ate the wrong thing.
    Q. What did that have to do with the dinosaurs?
    A. Nothing at all.
    Q. Was God ever arrested and tried for this crime?
    A. No. In fact, people today consider his crime to be a good thing, and build tourist attractions / theme parks to glorify it. They claim he is merciful.
    Q. Can we leave now?

  15. Coyote tries to be smart:

    “In this case the footprints date back some 80 million years”
    Of course Ol’ Hambo had dealt with this: dating methods are unreliable, despite being observational science. AIG has an article on it.
    So no problem for YEC.

  16. Animated discussion here (Christian and academic Joel Duff – recently attacked on the AiG website – has waded in with some good arguments):
    https://www.facebook.com/aigkenham

  17. “oscillating surges”. Hadn’t heard that one before. Wow, that explains everything.