Where Did All the Dinosaurs Go?

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In the past half century numerous dinosaur graveyards have been discovered, some containing tens of thousands of skeletal remains. This indeed raises the question of what could possibly have happened to cause these—sometimes enormously huge creatures—to all die out in a manner that caused their skeletal remains to fossilize. Suggestions such as meteorites, volcanoes, disease, local floods, and even constipation have been offered to answer the “die out” question; but these suggestions only pose a greater problem. If an animal dies under normal circumstances its remains are eaten by other animals and insects and within a few weeks there is often no evidence that the animal ever existed. In some cases the skeletal remains might remain a bit longer, yet still eventually it does decay and turn to dust. What then could have caused millions of dinosaurs all over the world to perish around the same time and in a means conducive to causing their skeletal remains to fossilize?

Scientists, while studying these skeletal remains, have discovered much evidence to indicate that these great creatures were buried alive by rapidly flowing flood waters. Actually, that is the one common thread between all of these massive dinosaur graveyards—destruction by (or possible destructions by) catastrophic flood waters. Sound familiar? It should. Since dinosaurs were land animals they would have been created on the sixth day of creation, and all but two of each kind would have perished during the great deluge of Noah’s day. It’s also interesting to note that many evolutionists do explain these large dinosaur graveyards as having been created by a flood, although they are always quick to include qualifying words such as seasonal, flash, or regional, lest their readers mistakenly assume they believe in the great biblical deluge. So which is easier for you to believe, that a series of flash floods simultaneously occurred all over the world, all so strong that they buried tens of thousands of enormously huge creatures, and rather than fleeing to higher ground (which should have been available since these were just regional floods) they remained in that area to drown, or that Noah’s great global deluge is history just as the Bible teaches?

So what evidence is there that these great creatures perished in mighty flood waters? Probably the largest bone-bed in the world is located in Montana where it is estimated that 10,000 duckbill dinosaurs are entombed. Their bones are disjointed, severed, and even split lengthwise, and they are positioned from the east to the west. Many are standing upright, indicating they were involved in some type of debris flow. No mud slide or mere local flood could have produced enough force to take these two to three-ton animals and smash them around with so much force that their bones—still embedded in their flesh—split lengthwise. Also, we have discovered a female Ichthyosaur dinosaur fossilized in the very act of giving birth, and two other dinosaurs, a Velociraptor and Protoceratops, buried in a manner that appears they were fighting. Perhaps they were fighting when they were buried, or perhaps the flood waters placed them into those positions so that it merely appears that way.

It’s also interesting to note that no baby dinosaurs or young juveniles have been found. If these enormous creatures demise was due to a catastrophic global flood, their young would not have been able to keep up with them as they fled to higher ground. Therefore, you would expect to find exactly what has been found, no young juveniles or babies among these burial grounds.

Finally, scientifically speaking, could a global flood like that of Noah’s day actually bury these enormous creatures this quickly? Absolutely! “Catastrophic burial in sandy flood sediment can be so immediate that an animal could be completely immobilized and buried before it had much chance to react” (www.answersingenesis.org/articles/am/v1/n1/two-fighting-dinosaurs).


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