Over the years, scientists have demonstrated a very biased system when it comes to supposedly ancient cave art.  If the scientists know for certain that the animal being drawn was real, then they accepted the artwork as portraying a real animal.  If the scientists doubted the existence of the animal drawn on the walls of the cave, they interpreted the drawing to be some kind of spiritual representation of a mythical creature.

Such is the case of horses.  There are numerous cave paintings of horses throughout Europe.  Most of them portray black or brown horses which match the DNA samples found in fossil specimens

However, there are also a number of paintings of dappled horses; that is horses with spots like those of a leopard.  And since scientists had not found any DNA from spotted horses, they considered the drawings to be more of a symbolic depiction instead of a portrait of a real animal.

That is until now.  New genetic studies have revealed that dappled horses existed along with the brown and black horses.  The scientists were surprised by the findings, they had to admit that the depictions on the cave walls were of real animals after all.

This caused me to wonder about cave art and petroglyph drawings in other locations that depict animals that look very much like dinosaurs.  Secular scientists dismiss them as being inaccurate or symbolic because they believe that dinosaurs and people lived millions of years apart from each other.  These petroglyphs occur alongside other animals that are known to be real, so why aren’t the dino drawings real?

The only reason they aren’t accepted as being drawings of real animals is their religious beliefs in millions of years of godless evolution.  If they don’t believe them to be real, then they must not be real, regardless of what the evidence tells them.

Had they started with the knowledge that all land animals were created on Day 6 along with man, and that representatives of the created kinds were on board the Ark and came off the Ark, then it wouldn’t such a surprise to find their drawings on cave walls and desert rocks in places around the world.


Carpenter, Jennifer, Ancient horses’ spotted history reflected in cave art, BBC News, Nov. 7, 2011.

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