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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