When did Dinosaurs roam the Earth?
For many years, scientists have argued about the origin of dinosaurs. Did these dinosaurs have the earth to themselves or did they share it with humans or is their species a hoax in all. Darwin's theory of evolution suggests that dinosaurs roamed the earth several million years ago when no human inhabited the earth yet. Many scholars and scientists believe and hold true to his theory because of their confidence in carbon dating. Even I admit that I once believed that dinosaurs would have to have been on earth alone due to their enormous size and dominance. It doesn't seem fathomable that humans could have competed of survived with such predators in their midst, but the biblical account states otherwise. There is undeniable evidence hat dinosaurs, in fact, did share the earth with humans, whether they were created long before or around the same time as man. In this article I will provide both biblical and scientific examples that suggest dinosaurs and man did co-exist with one another.
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Before accepting biblical evidence as the truth, one must truly believe accounts of the Bible are indeed factual. Many scientists do not want to accept the Bible as truth because many things in the Bible are contradictory to scientific principle as we know it today. If we look at biblical scriptures it states that mean lived nearly 10 times longer than we do today and that they were also taller. Take the giant skeletons that have been discovered in all parts of the world for example. Archaeologists and amateurs alike have uncovered skeletal remains of humans that measured between 8 and 13 feet in height. Such skeletons have been found in parts of California, Texas, Kentucky, Greenland, Peru, South America and several locations in Asia and Europe. Many believe these skeletons to be remains of an ancient race called Nephilim, but for now we have to assume that these were humans that were much larger than what we see today due to possibly a favorable environment than what we have today.
Several scholars and scientists have confirmed that there is no other document as old and accurate as the Bible is when pertaining to land marks, the lay of the land, names of past rulers and even wildlife in detailed description, including dinosaurs. Many scientists have evidence of a cataclysmic flood in the past. There are also over 500 accounts of a great flood all over the world that have been passed down from generation to generation. From these facts we can assume that biblical account is accurate when speaking of dinosaurs.
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Biblical evidence of Dinosaurs and Man Co-existing
In Genesis 7:2 it says, "Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female; and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female." In this passage God was giving Noah instructions to bring with him every living animal onto the ark so that the earth could be repopulated as it was before the flood. Now I know your next argument is how in the world could Noah have fit dinosaurs onto the ark. The most logical way would have been to bring newborns. Newborns would take up a lot less space, produce less waste, eat less and, being young, would have a longer reproductive life span so that they could produce more offspring to repopulate the earth. More supporting biblical verses are found in Job chapter 40 verses 15 through 24. Job 40:15 - "Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth the grass as an ox." Behemoth is the Hebrew word for large quadruped. From this verse we can take that a large four legged animal was created alongside man and it eats grass. Job 40:16 - "Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly." Loins are known as a portion of the leg, so this creature had strong, muscular legs. The force in the navel of his belly suggests that the mass of this animal was in his stomach. Many scientists have stated that this is no more than an elephant or hippopotamus that the Bible is describing, but the next verse rules both of those animals out. Job 40:17 - "He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together." Does an elephant or hippopotamus have a tail that remotely resembles anything even close to a cedar tree? The Bible goes on to describe the beast over the next few verses until we get an interesting piece of information in Job 40:21-22 where it says, "He lieth under the shady trees in the covert of the reed and fens. The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about." If presented with this information, 10 out of 10 biologists, zoologists, paleontologists, archaeologists, creationists, or any other ologist would say that this description sounds like that of the ancient Sauropoda.
If you still need more evidence that men and dinosaur co-existed in the Bible then take Isaiah 30:6 for example where it talks about the young and old lions and the viper and fiery flying serpents. Whether fiery flying serpents is referring to pterosaurs and their glowing abdomen or perhaps the mythical dragon, it is evident that this verse is talking about an animal that we no longer see. I will post a list of more biblical references to dinosaurs at the bottom of this article if you are interested in looking them up yourself because there are far too many to list. Now let's move on to the scientific evidence that man and dinosaur co-existed.
Scientific evidence that Man and Dinosaur Co-existed
The biggest obstacle for many scientist to rule out is their confidence in carbon dating. Any dinosaur bones that have been discovered have been dated back to several million years ago. While carbon dating is accurate up to a certain point, scientist even admit that beyond a few thousand years it is impossible to know if it is accurate or not. Carbon dating combines the levels of C 12 and C 14 to determine the age or time period of an animal or organism. What many scientists don't tell you is that there are also helping factors that led them to knowing if carbon dating was accurate. They have taken bones that they knew the age of because of documentation and configured a formula that is pretty accurate up to a certain amount of years. The only flaw is that after a few thousand years scientists started comparing the carbon dating process to the tree dating process.
Scientific studies have showed that plant and animal life were much larger than that of modern day. One study placed a black piranha in a controlled biosphere which held higher oxygen levels, increased electromagnetic energy and limited ultraviolet radiation compared to what it should have been like during the earlier generations of the earth. Scientist Carl Baugh calls this "favorable atmospheric conditions". In this experimental biosphere they concluded that these conditions would definitely cause species to grow larger and most likely live longer. The average black piranha at the age of 3 years is about 10-14 inches in length and weighs between 3 and 4 pounds. When raising this piranha in this controlled biosphere, scientists have produced the same aged piranha to grow up to 20 inches in length and weigh over 5 pounds even though the maximum size for these black piranhas is only 16 inches. The reason I included this information is because if the atmosphere was different several thousand years ago then that means that more than likely carbon 14 levels would be much lower than they are today, making it nearly impossible to date anything beyond a few thousand years.
To confirm that humans and dinosaurs actually lived together take a look at this video of an expedition by Dr. Carl Baugh. If you are unable to view this video, it is about an expedition led by Dr. Carl Baugh that discovered two sets of trails under the same level of limestone ledges, one set being that of a dinosaur and the other set being that of a man. These prints have been deemed authentic and of the cretaceous period. The video is part of a Nephilim documentary, but this part does show the expedition, so make sure to watch the whole thing because it is not an error.
Whether you choose to believe the word of a scientist who claims that carbon dating of dinosaur bones is accurate, which it is not able to be proven, or if you choose to take the scripture for fact, both are basically the same thing. They are words written and spoken by man, so in essence one can only figure out the truth between the two by taking tangible evidence. It is hard to deny the fact that large skeletons have been discovered and the Bible specifically talks about Giants in several verses. Also, we may not ever know the truth until we have living evidence put in front of our faces. If living proof is the key to believing dinosaurs walked with humans, then we may find out sooner than later. Did you know there is an ongoing expedition that claims to have taken several pictures of living dinosaurs. These are not pictures komodo dragons or mosquitoes, but real dinosaurs with leathery skin and prehistoric features, the likes of which none of us have ever seen due to their scarcity.
Verses pertaining to Dinosaurs in the Bible
There are several verses pointing towards dinosaurs existence in the Bible. The Bible has been proven to be accurate when talking about humans and animals so why would anyone argue the validity of the mentioning of dinosaurs in it. Even scholars admit that there was a man named Jesus because it was documented by historians of His day. Here are some of the verses in the modern day King James Version bible.
- Jeremiah 8:17 / 51:34
- Micah 1:8
- Isaiah 14:29 / 30:6
- Numbers 21:6
- Deuteronomy 8:15
- Job 40:15-22 / 41
John Sarkis from Winter Haven, FL on May 14, 2011:
Interesting hub - thanks
medor from Michigan, USA on February 02, 2011:
Hey nice job... great discussion and... you rock dude. can't wait for the dinosaur hub... keep writing.. and writing and writing...
Betty Johansen on January 25, 2011:
A fascinating hub! And the video is compelling. I enjoyed both. But I didn't find the list of Bible references at the end of the article. I would be interested in looking up those scriptures.
Jesse James (author) from Crooked Letter State on January 25, 2011:
Ha @ Gus. I know exactly what you're talking about. It's amazing how much little kids love dinosaurs. I've been fascinated with them since I was very young and still am. Also amazing where toys can end up sometimes. I can't count how many toys my parents found when they had timber cut off of our land about 15 years ago. Thanks for the comment.
Gustave Kilthau from USA on January 25, 2011:
Howdy Fenixfan - Well, if man and dinosaurs did not co-exist way back when, they do today. I know that is so because I have them doing that in my new kids' stories and whenever I check out the bird bath in the back yard.
Nice article here, Fenixfan.