British Tabloid: Dinosaurs Lived With Humans

The Daily Express, a national tabloid newspaper headquartered in London, has this attention-grabbing headline: Is this proof dinosaurs lived with HUMANS? Creationist claims REAL truth COVERED UP. We’re not sure if they think they’re exposing a science scandal, or if they’re poking fun at creationism. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:

DINOSAURS and humans lived on Earth at the same time according to a creationist claiming to have conclusive proof. Ken Ham, founder of Creation Museum in Kentucky, United States, has put the supposed evidence on display at his centre.

Wowie — Hambo has proof, and he’s put it on display. This is exciting! Then the tabloid says:

Standard scientific evidence shows dinosaurs died out 66 million years ago following an asteroid colliding with Earth, which eventually led to the giant reptiles’ demise. Humans, on the other hand, evolved from the remaining small mammals, and the anatomically modern man did not emerge until around 200,000 years ago.

Who cares what scientists say? They’re all fools! Let’s get to the exposé. The tabloid tells us:

But Mr Ham believes this is a cover-up and humans and dinosaurs shared Earth at one point, and the latter was eventually wiped out by the great flood. Mr Ham believed [sic] the great flood happened about 4,300 years ago, but the majority of species was saved by Noah and his Ark, which is in accordance with the book of Genesis.

Hambo says it’s a cover-up! The tabloid continues:

Mr Ham says the dinosaur fossils were found in Colorado about a decade ago and seem to represent a tyrannosaurus rex.

That’s an ambiguous sentence. It could be a reference to the fossil on exhibit at Hambo’s creation museum — see Ken Ham: “We Have a Dino Fossil, We’re Smart!”. Let’s read on:

In a debate with famed scientist Bill Nye, Mr Ham said that the new exhibit will “help us defend the book of Genesis and expose the scientific problems with evolution.” He added: “Evolutionists use dinosaurs to reach children more than anything to promote their worldview. Our museum uses dinosaurs to help tell their true history according to the Bible.”

Isn’t that wonderful? Hambo’s museum tells The Truth. But then, just as the article is coming to its end, they present a brief counter-argument:

However, Mr Nye snapped back at the claim, saying that it makes no logical sense. Mr Nye said: “(If) there was a big flood on the earth, you would expect drowning animals to swim up to a higher level. Not any one of them did, not a single one.”

Was that article intended to be an exposé of a scientific fraud, or were they laughing at ol’ Hambo? The tabloid story has over 200 comments, and many of them seem to be confused. Are you confused, dear reader?

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12 responses to “British Tabloid: Dinosaurs Lived With Humans

  1. I’m confused – Ham has dinosaurs on his ark, yet he claims they were “eventually wiped out by the great flood.” Did the ones on the ark jump overboard?

  2. Our Curmudgeon asks

    Was that article intended to be an exposé of a scientific fraud, or were they laughing at ol’ Hambo?

    I have no doubt that both the owner (Richard Desmond) and the editor (Hugh Whittow) of the execrable Express know full well that Ham is a conman and Creationism is a load of hooey. But they both realise that that is precisely the sort of conspiratorial bollocks that goes down a treat with their readership–for whom they have utter contempt.

    Desmond’s main business empire is in fact in soft porn, though none of that is as disgusting as the xenophobic swill that fills his newspaper. Needless to say, the Express was among the loudest–and most mendacious–of the Brexit cheerleaders, and routinely publishes conspiracy theories only marginally less lunatic than the stuff put out by your Alex Jones on Infowars, or on WND

  3. Ross Cameron

    I`ve just worked out Hambo`s delusion. It`s not that he thinks he`s a creationist, but he thinks he`s a media celebrity.

  4. I agree with Megalonyx: this is a newspaper scam, like ones which used to be popular in the nineteenth century, intended to boost circulation and thus profits.

    The folks responsible for this Express article hint rather broadly that they don’t believe a word of it: “supposed evidence”; “Mr. Ham believes”; “a creationist claiming to have conclusive proof.” They just don’t care that it’s nonsense, as long as it sells fishwrap, I mean, copies of their paper.

  5. Charles Deetz ;)

    In unrelated AIG news, their Facebook fans are quite torn about whether the Earth is flat or not. I suspect a bunch of flat-earther comments were deleted since I saw this yesterday, but still what a hoot!

    Facebook Answers in Genesis – Is the Earth Flat?

  6. Christine Janis

    A hoot indeed. But here is one answer that sums up all of the religious objections to any and all science. (i.e, the totally selfish one of personal salvation).

    “The earth may be flat and in fact the whole universe could be flat. I have long thought that life could be an illusion of some kind. But I tell you people there is definitely one thing in life that is not an illusion and that is death. Death is very real. Magicians can do all sorts of amazing tricks that can fool us but one thing they cannot do is cheat death. But Jesus did beat death and that’s what makes me think that he really could be the Son of God as claimed.”

  7. Christine Janis

    A colossal piece of ignorance from a prolific flat-earth poster on the AiG site: “If gravity doesn’t exist in water, does it really exist anywhere”. Yeah, so how come the Titanic sank?

  8. But Christine, the guy may be right – the Universe may be flat indeed.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shape_of_the_universe

  9. Can it be round?

  10. Ha ha, poor creationists getting the piss taken out of them. They even used a Jurassic Park pic.

  11. Yes, Christine Janis, that is an important point to make on the 105th anniversary of the Titanic sinking. Since gravity does not exist in water, why doesn’t the ship hover weightlessly slightly beneath the surface of the ocean till this day? Another world mystery, right up there with “ancient starlight”.

  12. techreseller

    Am I confused? Of course. How can anyone believe the claptrap espoused by Mr. Ken Ham?