posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 03:45 PM
The brass inset in stone is no proof at all. Just because theres no documentation of dinosaur bones by learned people until 100 years ago does not
mean that humans have never stumbled accross these relics of dinosaurs for thousands of years. Humans have been ploughing fields, excavating quaries
and digging wells since the early days of our existance, its not unreasonable to assume that we may have unearthed dinosaur fossils many many
"Considering the American Indians strong belief in not disturbing the bones of the dead, the only reasonable conclusion to make is that these people
saw this animal alive! "
This is not a reasonable conclusion, this is a vague supposition. This is quoted from Wikipedia:
"Most scholars writing at the end of the 19th century estimated the pre-Columbian population at about 10 million; by the end of the 20th century the
scholarly consensus had shifted to about 50 million, with some arguing for 100 million or more."
Whichever number you choose from the above, thats a hell of a lot of people. Take the same number of Christans and see how many of them abide to the
10 commandments, the most basic ideals of human nature bestowed on them by God. Is it so unreasonable that over thousands of years humans living in
America may have bent, broken, disregarded or simply did not possess the beliefs you suggest may have dettered them from exploring what may be at the
bottom of a spiraling hole?
Or maybe they saw something similar elsewhere made by a similar animal and put two and two together...Afterall, even today we identify things by
relating them to other things we have seen before, its what we do.
As for the Smithsonian article, heres another excerpt from it.
Creation magazine claimed that Schweitzer’s research was “powerful testimony against the whole idea of dinosaurs living millions of years ago. It
speaks volumes for the Bible’s account of a recent creation.”
This drives Schweitzer crazy. Geologists have established that the Hell Creek Formation, where B. rex was found, is 68 million years old, and so are
the bones buried in it. She’s horrified that some Christians accuse her of hiding the true meaning of her data. “They treat you really bad,” she
says. “They twist your words and they manipulate your data.”
Nothing in this article argues that dinosaurs existed alongside humans, in fact Schweitzer is adament that her research only asks more questions of
nature and is annoyed by people jumping to conclussions and using her research to support their cause unjustifiably. She openly admits that there are
thing we still do not understand about dating and decay.
Your final argument about the inconsistancies and irregularities of scientific dating procedures renders your point about the dating of dinosaur bones
irrelevent. On one hand you use science as proof of fact that the dinosaur bones were of an age usefull to your argument, on the other hand you
discount the same aging techniques as pointless and unreliable.
I've found that in this article you are grasping at straws. There is no evidence here, just a clouding of the subject.
I've noticed that you did not referrence religion in your article but given your stance I'm kind of assuming your a Creationist. Tell me if I'm
wrong. I have no less respect for Creationist that I do for a member of any religion or a member of none. I'm not predudiciously attacking your
article here, I want that to be clear.
This article attemps to prove something by sullying the opposition. I've read many such attemps by Creationists to damage the integrity of
Scientific professionals rather than provide evidence that the beliefs of Creationism are accurate.
Either way thanks for writing this, I enjoyed reading it and researching what you wrote.