Picture yourself as part of a group of people that crossed over the land bridge of the Bering Strait and you migrate south towards a warmer climate. You don’t have a lot of provisions and equipment because all you could take is what you could carry on your back and in your pockets.
Along your journey, you learn to use whatever tools and materials you can find. You make spear and arrow points out of chipped stones or bones or even sharpened sticks. These are used for protection against wild animals as well for hunting them.
Your troop happens upon a small herd of mammoths. The largest land animals ever to roam the North American landscape look impressive and regal. Standing nearly ten feet high at the shoulders, covered with a shaggy coat and armed with six to ten foot long tusks, you and your fellow travelers try to figure out how best to bring one of these monsters down. There would be enough food to feed everyone for weeks.
Every weapon possible is gathered and you proceed to carefully stalk your quarry. You know that mammoths can and will charge a person and kill them if possible. Following the practice of wolves when they hunt, you send one or two brave souls around to the upwind side of the quarry while the rest of you carefully and quietly stalk your prey from the downwind side. When you are close enough, the two decoys stand and start shouting. The mighty beasts startle and turn and run. As they run past the hunters, you all take aim on the agreed upon target and let all of your spears and arrows fly, hoping enough of them will hit their mark to slow down the mammoth. After being fatally wounded, the clan moves in for the kill.
The hunt is celebrated with a feast. What meat cannot be consumed in the first few days is cut into strips and hung on racks in the sun to be dried out. Some salt is rubbed on the meat to help it dry and to preserve it. A week or so later, it’s time to move on further south.
A couple thousand years later, someone unearths a cache of broken and shattered mammoth bones. The site is studied and nothing else is found except the bones. No artifacts or any other kind of rubbish, just butchered mammoth bones.
The first assumption made by secular scientists is that the kill had to be thousands of years ago because of how primitive the site looked. They date the mammoth bones using radiocarbon dating which is based upon their religious views of millions of years of evolution. They get a date of about 13,800 years old which only verifies their assumptions of it being a primitive people that killed the mighty mammoth.
Then forty years after the bones were discovered, some researchers from Texas A&M discovered a sharpened piece of bone embedded in one of the mammoth’s ribs. Archaeologists study the bone point and determine it to be a weapon used to help kill the mammoth. The dating of the bones places the killing some 800 years before they believed hunters to roam North America.
Everything in my scenario could be used by the secular scientists that claim it to be evidence of primitive hunters nearly 14,000 years ago and by the creation scientists who believe that it had to have happened less than 4,000 years ago after the Genesis Flood and the dispersion from Babel.
The only differences between the two views are the time frame of the mammoth killing and the nature of the hunters. Evolutionists believe they had to be primitive because of the use of the bone point and creationists believe they were just like you and me using what materials were available to them.
After all, there are still people in the world today that use so-called primitive weapons to hunt with.
I was a desert survival instructor years ago in Arizona. I was taught how to make stone, stick and bone hunting tips. In one of my survival outings, I used a piece of a coyote’s leg bone (femur) that I broke apart with a stone. I ground down one end of the piece of bone to make it as sharp as possible. I then found a fairly straight stick about 5 feet long and split the thickest end and carefully slid the bone point into the gap. I then used some lengths of stripped bark to bind around the bone point to hold it in the stick. I located an area that had signs of rabbit activity and set out some gather vegetation that I knew they liked and sat back behind a bush and waited. A couple hours later, a desert cottontail carefully came into the bait and I managed to spear it. It was my dinner that night.
If evolutionists were to find the remains of a dead rabbit that had been killed with a primitive bone tipped spear and cooked over a primitive fire, how would they classify the find? Would they have any idea that I also drove a car, went to school, and watched TV?
The next time you read an article about some discovery and their interpretations of what they find, take a minute to question what their conclusions are based upon – the real facts or their assumptions based upon their presuppositional views of origins and man.
Hunters Arrived in North America Earlier Than Previously Thought, Red Orbit, Oct. 21, 2011.
Pappas, Stephanie, Paleo CSI: Early Hunters Left Mastodon Murder Weapon Behind, Live Science, Oct. 20, 2011.
Dragon images, legends and lore exist all over the world in many different cultures. There are numerous written accounts of encounters with real dragons, some dating back to the time of Alexander the Great. Yet evolutionists dismiss them as nothing more than myths and legends.
But what if dragons were actually dinosaurs?
Evolutionists frequently use dinosaurs to discredit the Bible and undermine the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Dragons or Dinosaurs? explores the evidences from around the world that indeed, dinosaurs were dragons and that they lived at the same time as man. Listen to experts as they reveal historical facts such as stone carvings resembling a stegosaur made hundreds of years before their bones were discovered and identified.
This informative video gives answers to these and other questions that surround this controversial theory.
Format: DVD – Region 1
Length: 90 Mins
Languages: English, Spanish
Audience: High School/Adult