By R. L. David Jolly
According to evolutionary theory, crocodiles first evolved about 240 million years ago. Dinosaurs first evolved around 230 million years ago. Over the next 165 million years, dinosaurs experienced a fair amount of evolutionary changes, while crocodilians, on the other hand, experienced relatively little evolutionary changes. When the supposed asteroid struck earth some 65 million years ago, the dinosaurs were wiped out and the crocodilians survived virtually unchanged.
Based upon this basic myth, evolutionists try to piece together a past that never happened. They take good scientific facts and then plug them into their flawed evolutionary program, which then spits out interpretations that are no better than those of a gypsy fortune teller.
For instance, a recent report from researchers at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, that looked at the possibility of crocodilian predation on young dinosaurs.
A number of predators and scavengers leave teeth marks in the bones of their prey. In many instances, those teeth marks can be identified, letting the researchers know what animal either killed or scavenged on the animals belonging to the bones.
The South Dakota researchers used that information to examine dinosaur bones that were unearthed at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. On the thigh bone of a small herbivorous dinosaur known as a hypsilophodontid, the researchers discovered a small conical tooth actually embedded in the bone. The tooth measured less than 0.1 inch in diameter. It matched the teeth of a small crocodilian found in the same strata.
They determined that the dinosaur only weighed about 28-46 pounds and the crocodilian measured between 3-6 feet long. Clint Boyd, a vertebrate paleontologist at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology commented about the findings, saying:
“I was very surprised to find such clear feeding traces on such small bones. It shows the importance of carefully evaluating all the fossils collected from an area, and not assuming that some fossils won’t be important just because they are very small or not completely preserved.”
“Usually people tend to focus on the dangers that big, adult dinosaurs were having to deal with, but this study shows that even though dinosaurs were the dominant animals during the Cretaceous, they still had to worry about predators as soon as they were born.”
Good evidence and good science conducted on the bones. The problem is that they dated the bones to around 75 million years ago during the Cretaceous. They also refer to the crocodilian as an ancestor to modern crocodilians.
So often, I’ve seen good science ruined by erroneously trying to plug it into the evolutionary paradigm that may be accepted as fact today and changed tomorrow.
On the other hand, I interpreted the evidence as having taken place during the flood. I view the Cretaceous not as an ancient time period but as an ecological zone that was created as the Genesis flood rose and covered different habitats. The dinosaurs and crocodilian occupied the same ecological life zone which was subsequently covered up at one point during the flood. Prior to the flood, the crocodilian fed or predated upon the small dinosaur and evidence was preserved by the rapid siltation of the Flood.
Same evidence and same science, different interpretation based upon a biblical foundation instead a godless evolutionary foundation.
Choi, Charles. Crocs Dined on Young Dinos, Scientists Say, Live Science, Feb. 27, 2013.
It is interesting to note that absolutely no transitional forms have been found in the fossil record connecting any of the major groups of living creatures before or since Darwin for which peer reviewed support can be offered. Most fossils appear very similar to their living counterpart. It is as if they were created yesterday. Rocks, Fossils and Dinosaurs is a fresh look at this age-old controversy, written in a nontechnical way.
“Dr. Tom Sharp has captured a mighty evidence for creation and he has accomplished this task in a highly readable fashion. The fossil record emphatically does not provide support for evolution, but instead points to creation – not very long ago, and by a Designer like the One we read of in Scripture. Students confronted with agressive evolutionary claims would greatly benefit from reading this book. ” Dr. John Morris, President of the Institute for Creation Research