How Did Dinosaurs Die Out?
Job 40:19: [Behemoth] is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.
A report in a British newspaper about 10 years ago suggested that dinosaurs may have died out, because they picked up diseases from insect bites, with which they were not able to cope. Previously, it had been an article of faith for over 20 years that dinosaurs had died out as a result of a massive asteroid strike on the Earth, supposedly at Chicxulub, Mexico. The BBC’s popular CGI-based documentary series, “Walking with Dinosaurs”, showed this catastrophic event, which they suggest kicked up clouds of dust into the atmosphere, thus changing the climate and making it unwelcome to dinosaurs. The problem with the Mexican asteroid is that it offers no explanation as to why dinosaurs should have gone extinct, but not more environmentally sensitive groups, such as butterflies or frogs.
The insect bite theory appears to be no better. Why would disease-carrying insects have preferred the taste of dinosaur blood to that of mammal blood? Changes in theories of dinosaur extinction are nothing new. When I was in elementary school, my teacher confidently taught us that dinosaurs had died out, because their egg shells became too thin to survive.
When we accept Genesis as literal truth, the great dinosaur mystery disappears. Most dinosaurs, in common with all other land animals not on the Ark, were killed in the Flood. Some of these were rapidly fossilized. After the Flood, many remaining large reptilian creatures began to die out. That some remained for a considerable period is confirmed by the many legends that exist about dinosaurs (or dragons). The fact that some scientists have moved away from the scientifically orthodox asteroid impact theory merely underlines that we should have simply accepted the Bible all along.
Prayer: Thank You, Lord, that in Jesus are hidden all the treasure of wisdom and knowledge. Amen.
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