Answers Update: AiG’s weekly email newsletter
October 14, 2006 

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Q: What do creationists mean when they say dinosaurs were re-discovered?

A: Most people have the idea that we discovered dinosaurs when scientists found and examined their bones back in the 1800s. But when you think about it, this idea is really based on the evolutionary belief that dinosaurs never lived with people.

According to the Bible, all land animals—including dinosaurs—were made on Day 6 of Creation Week. So they actually lived alongside Adam and Eve. Therefore, when some scientists say that we first discovered dinosaurs in the 1800s, we say that, from a biblical perspective, they actually rediscovered them.

Furthermore, the many “dragon” legends from cultures around the world are most likely stories about the creatures we now call dinosaurs. Dragons are actually referred to a number of times in the Old Testament. (The word “dinosaur” wasn’t coined until 1841.)

When someone asks you, “When were dinosaurs discovered?” you can start from Genesis and reply, “They were first discovered about 6,000 years ago, when Adam saw the first dinosaurs!”


What does the Bible have to say about dinosaurs? Where did they come from? When did they live? What did they eat? Where did the fossils come from? What happened to them? For answers to these questions, please see What happened to the dinosaurs?


Quote of the week

Today we are confronted with a wide variety of reports of such ‘unexpected’ animals—often appearing under the popular label of ‘monster.’ Some of those which the Society is concerned with are:

  • Reports of ‘sea serpents’ in many global marine environments, which may represent unknown species of large seals or supposedly extinct primitive whales known as archaeocetes;
  • Reports of northern latitude ‘lake monsters’ in Loch Ness, and several other Scottish lochs, and in Irish, Swedish, Soviet, Canadian and U.S.A. lakes;
  • Reports of large, long-necked animals in the swamps of Central Africa (Mokele-Mbembe) said to resemble Mesozoic sauropod dinosaurs, and flying animals resembling Mesozoic pterosaurs;
  • Reports of surviving Pleistocene megafauna, such as mammoths in Siberia and giant ground sloths in South America”

– International Society of Cryptozoology Invitation For Membership

Recommended resources:

What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs? (Booklet)
What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs? (Booklet)
Dinosaurs and the Bible (DVD)
Dinosaurs and the Bible (DVD)
Evolution Exposed (Softcover)
Evolution Exposed (Softcover)
The Great Dinosaur Mystery Solved! (Softcover)
The Great Dinosaur Mystery Solved! (Softcover)

This week on www.AnswersInGenesis.org

October 7: News to Note  <www.answersingenesis.org/news-to-note/1007.asp>
October 9: A tense—and ironic—situation  <www.answersingenesis.org/docs2006/1009letter.asp>
October 10: On the Shoulders of a Giant  <www.answersingenesis.org/articles/am/v1/n1/shoulders-of-giant>
October 11: “Non-evolution” of the appearance of mitochondria and plastids in eukaryotes: challenges to endosymbiotic theory  <www.answersingenesis.org/cec/docs/endosymbiotic-theory.asp>
October 12: Creation: Facts of Life: Neo-catastrophism  <www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/cfol/ch3-neo-catastrophism.asp>
October 13: Feedback: Did people groups form before Babel?  <www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/feedback/2006/1013.asp>

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