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Dinosaur Fossils Research Paper

In 1969, Stan Taylor began excavating an area of the Paluxy River bed in Glen Rose, Texas. This river runs through the middle of Dinosaur Valley State Park and is infamous for its dinosaur tracks. In the particular section of the river in which Taylor was working were both tracks of a dinosaur and a human which had been preserved in the mud. A cross section showed the pressure exerted By each and the human print showed more pressure on the ball and heel of the foot forming the arch in the mud impression. The print of a three toad dinosaur was flat with no distinctions.

The cross section also showed they ere of the same period of time. An anonymous person asked this question: Suppose you saw several footprints in a sidewalk and some said, This print was made ten years after the one beside it. ‘ Would you buy that? No way! We understand that tracks in mud do not last long. To be preserved, they must be solidified rapidly, within days. Once the material hardens, the tracks are preserved, and footprints will no longer leave an impression. Furthermore, exposed tracks weather rapidly.

Therefore, we know the next layer was deposited immediately and rapidly. (The Taylor Trail) The trail in which Stan Taylor xcavated disappeared under limestone ledges. Once the limestone slabs were removed, the trail was seen continuing its course, proving they had not been carved out as a hoax. By the 1980’s the trail was becoming more obscured due to flooding and erosion. As indicated in the above quote, “exposed tracks weather rapidly. ” As a result, scientists do not wish to acknowledge the discovery as proof, but that does not mean it did not exist.

In 1983, the Moscow News published an article on page 10, that near the village of Khodja Pil Ata, a plateau was discovered with over 3. 00 dinosaur footprints as well as human ootprints. It was written in a period of Russian history in which the atheistic Communists controlled all publications along with official commentary from State Science. The commentary provided said, “Who knows, but maybe our very far removed ancestors did mingle with dinosaurs. ” (Dr. Swift) These footprints fossilized in a harder layer of rock on a plateau are less apt to be altered due to erosion as the ones in the Paluxy River in Texas. Therefore, a better source of scientific documentation.

Kurban Amanniyazov, a Turkmenian scientist, has led three expeditions to see the footprints and has recorded 5 different species of dinosaurs. Dr, Amanniyazov was astonished to find the human or human-like footprints with the dinosaurs in a layer of Jurassic rock that he estimates to be 200 million years old. Quote by Dr. Amanniyazov in Dr. Dennis Swift’s article: . if we speak about this human footprint, it was made by a human or a human-like animal, incredibly, this footprint is on the same plateau where there are dinosaur tracks. We can tell the age of the footprint is not 5 or 10, but at least 150 million years old.

It is 26 cm long, that is Russian size 43 (9. 5 American) and we consider that whoever left the ootprint was taller than we are. (Dr. Amanniyazov) Komsomolskya Pravda ran an article in its January 31, 1995 edition written by Russian journalist, Alexander Bushev, who had traveled to the Koughitang Mountains of Turkmenistan and had seen the fossilized prints of the dinosaurs and humans together. In his article Dr. Dennis Swift, writes “This, he says, is a direct contradiction to evolutionary theory; dinosaurs were supposed to be extinct long before humans appeared on the earth. (Swift)

Reports of this find remained nearly hidden to the western world until August of 2000, when Dr. Dennis Swift of the Dinosaur Institute was officially invited by the Turkmenistan government and the Academy of Science of Turkmenistan to investigate the Koughitang- Tau dinosaur sites and was given permission to make latex molds of the dinosaur and human footprints. Professor Halmuad Kudajkulijev of the Institute of Geology and Turkmenistan Academy of Science accompanied Dr. Swift. The expedition also included Hemra Duridijev, Ishkabulov Nuriddin, and Narbayev Hudayhazar.

During his investigation, Swift learned that goat tracks were also found amongst the tracks. The expedition team identified the ossilized goat tracks to match those of the spiral horned goat that still lives in the mountains. These tracks were found surrounded by three-toed dinosaur tracks of an unknown species of teropod. Dr. Dennis Swift writes: The word “dinosaur” was not used until the 1840’s, but prior to that time they were referred to as dragons. Ancient stories about “dragons” which closely resemble what we would refer to today as dinosaurs abound in many cultures.

Ancient texts from Mesopotamia, China and Europe talk of creatures with scaly skin, slender necks, and long tails. In China, for instance some f these were domesticated as beasts of burden. Stories tell of them pulling the chariots of Chinese rulers. Elephants can outweigh humans by 20,000 pounds and could crush a man under his huge foot, yet they are tamed when young and used as beasts of burden and trained to do tricks in the circus, so is it such an impossible thought that one could capture and domesticate a young dinosaur? Marco Polo claims to have seen a long reptile called a Lindworm that ran as fast as a horse.

From the British Isles, hundreds of dragon stories have been handed down from generation to generation. One such story efers to an animal with a crested head, saw like teeth and a long tail. Another account, talks of two huge reptiles fighting on the banks of the river Stour in England in 1449. (Swift) In the epic poem of Beowulf, which takes place in Denmark, a battle occurs between a man named Beowulf and a monster called Grendel. Beowulf was an actual person who lived between AD 495 and 583 and was the king of the Geatingas.

Grendal is described as a bipedal creature who possessed large, powerful jaws, and had small, weak foreams, because Beowulf was able to slew him by ripping one of these arms off. This escription could fit a Tyrannosaurs Rex and no indication is made that either Beowulf or Grendel was mythical in nature. In a web article written by Eric Lyons, M. Min. and Bert Thompson, Ph. D: The question now is if the dragons of these stories are dinosaurs and if they lived at the same time as man, why are scientists only finding fossilized footprints and not bones?

Fossils themselves are rare and human fossils make up a microscopic part of all fossils found. Just because human fossils have not been found alongside dinosaur fossils does not make the coexistence of dinosaurs and humans less credible. Where are the human fossils that have been found with the recently extinct Pyrenean Ibex? Can we prove that Dodo birds and humans once lived together by observing their fossilized remains together in a particular layer of rock? We know that they once coexisted, but can a person point to the fossil record of such information? The chance of finding human fossils is rare.

The chance of finding exactly the combination of fossils for which one is searching (in this case, dinosaurs and humans) is even less likely. (Lyons and Thompson) Regardless of the lack of fossil evidence, the evidence for the oexistence of humans and dinosaurs still exist in the form of human footprints in coal veins that are supposedly 250 million years old and 135-million-year old limestone containing human artifacts, clay figurines from an ancient civilization in Mexico of dinosaurs, and petroglyphs of dinosaurs have been found and point to the coexistence of humans and dinosaurs.

So if this be true, then could the account of the creation as written in the book of Genesis be true and our world and all that is in it was in fact designed by an intelligent being, God. That a maker is required for anything that is made is a lesson Sir Isaac Newton as able to teach forcefully to an atheist-scientist friend of his. The following is an account of this incident entitled Sir Isaac Newton Solar System Story (from the book: The Truth: God or evolution? y Marshall and Sandra Hall, Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, MI)

Sir Isaac had an accomplished artisan fashion for him a small scale model of our solar system which was to be put in a room in Newton’s home when completed. The assignment was finished and installed on a large table. The workman had done a very commendable job, simulating not only the various sizes of the planets and their relative proximities, but also so onstructing the model that everything rotated and orbited when a crank was turned. It was an interesting, even fascinating work, as you can image, particularly to anyone schooled in the sciences.

Newton’s atheist-scientist friend came by for a visit. Seeing the model, he was naturally intrigued, and proceeded to examine it with undisguised admiration for the high quality of the workmanship. ‘My! What an exquisite thing this is! he exclaimed. ‘Who made it? ‘ Paying little attention to him, Sir Isaac answered, ‘Nobody. ‘ Stopping his inspection, the visitor turned and said: ‘Evidently ou did not understand my question. I asked who made this. Newton, enjoying himself immensely no doubt, replied in a still more serious tone. ‘Nobody.

What you see just happened to assume the form it now has. ‘ You must think I am a fool! ‘ the visitor retorted heatedly, ‘Of course somebody made it, and he is a genius, and I would like to know who he is. ‘ Newton then spoke to his friend in a polite, yet firm way: This thing is but a puny imitation of a much grander system whose laws you know, and I am not able to convince you that this mere toy is without a designer and maker; yet you profess o believe that the great original from which the design is taken has come into being without either designer or maker!

Now tell me by what sort of reasoning do you reach such an incongruous conclusion? When looking at the historical evidence of our planet, earth, scientist study historical artifacts and put the pieces together much the same way as a detective would when studying a crime scene. Where some scientists may use evolution to answer questions about earth’s history others use creation to interpret this information. When using evolution to answer questions, scientists seem to create more questions. Creationism furthermore offers a more definite interpretation of the creation of man and of life in general.

Through objective observation, scientists have found the evidence for creationism abounds and scholars from multiple scientific disciplines have detailed the incredible complexity of this from living systems to the structure of the universe. It is apparent that the complexity shown in creation as a whole is beyond the possibility of natural development. A quote from Ken Ham “Creation is the only viable model of historical science confirmed by observational science in today’s modern scientific era. ” (Ham)

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