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referred to in the Hebrew Old Testament.(25
singular), best translated as 'dragons'.(as
is done in the
1611 Authorized KJV Bible translation),
'dinosaurs' has only been in the English vocabulary for 160 years.
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The term 'dinosaur', from
the Greek "deinos".(terrible/terrifying).and
was coined by Sir Richard Owen, England's pioneer anatomist
in order to describe the fossil bones and teeth of what he then believed
were representatives of nine genera
of giant reptiles presumed extinct.
Thus, on August 2, 1841,
he proposed the name "Dinosauria".(a.k.a.
"Archosauria" = 'ruling reptiles').for
subclass classification at a meeting of the prestigious British Association
for the Advancement of Science. It was officially accepted and later published
in the 'Proceedings of the British Association for the Advancement of Science'
The following text is from
Step on Evolution'.in
the Dr. Carl Baugh book entitled.Dinosaur:
Scientific Evidence that Men and Dinosaurs Lived Together:
"Tracks Step on Evolution."
So ran the headlines of the Fort Worth, Texas.Star-Telegram.on
Thursday evening, June 17th, 1982.
The article highlighted a
series of controversial points resulting from an excavation the author
had directed. Did dinosaurs really die out over sixty million years ago?
Were there giant humans wandering the earth at the same time as the dinosaurs?
Were the tracks at the Paluxy River area of Texas genuine or had they been
deliberately carved out of the rock for sale to gullible tourists?
The headline appealed to
me and so the theme for this book was born. Throughout its pages, questions
are answered and compelling evidence is presented to show that dinosaur
and human tracks at the Paluxy River in Texas do step on evolution.
At the same time, they show
forth new facts concerning the Genesis
rocks of Texas indeed tell a strange and intriguing story, supporting the
biblical record of a worldwide flood in Noah's time:.Genesis
chapters 6-9. An artifact
was found in Ordovician strata near London, Texas. The stone, according
to evolutionists, is over four hundred million years old, yet the artifact
is an iron hammer, clearly manmade. How could a manmade object have been
made four hundred million years ago? What buried it in sedimentary strata
deep in the heart of Texas? See photo page 'Q' on their website. Type 'Glen
Rose Texas dinosaurs' or 'Paluxy River dinosaurs and man together' into
Google or Bing for more information.
Let us consider the ledges
we excavated. It is Cretaceous limestone,
dated by the University of Texas at one hundred eight million years. We
excavated it during 1982 and in addition to the human footprints, we found
other evidences of recency.
Here was carbonized material, burned plant residue of modern kind. The
limestone is younger than that plant from long ago, probably only minutes
younger, for that burned plant had to be burned in the middle of the limestone
as it was being formed.
Our major excavation was
at the Paluxy River area, four miles out of the little town of Glen Rose,
Texas. Thousands of tourists visit here every year to see the state park
where evidence has been brought together to show that more than a dozen
different types of dinosaurs roamed these Cretaceous beds at some time
in the past.
The intrigue and the mystery
of this whole area has been enhanced by the many reports of human tracks,
as well as dinosaur tracks, found in the strata on the area of this riverbed
for more than fifty years. An eighty-nine-year-old local resident, Emmit
McFall, was ever ready to show pictures and recount discoveries of both
human-like tracks and dinosaur footprints. So it was on Mr. McFalls farm
that our first preliminary excavation began on Monday, March 15, 1982.
It should be stressed that
there is considerable evidence to show that dinosaurs and human footprints
have been found together by earlier excavators. One of them was Dr. Roland
T. Bird from Harvard University and the American Museum of Natural History,
at that time a leading geologist and paleontologist. He reported that a
ledge of limestone had been ripped up in the Paluxy River area by a spring
flashflood. In one of his sketches, he revealed that tracks were taken
and put on display at the American Museum of Natural History and at Southern
Methodist University and at the University of Texas and at Baylor University
and at Brookland College.
At the top of the sketch
a series of human-like tracks can be seen, including a notation by Dr.
Bird himself, "Single giant track to American Museum of Natural History".
Thus, we find that his drawings indicate there had been earlier findings
similar to those we have made in our present excavations.
the beginning of this article about dinosaurs being contemporary
been confirmed by taped interviews with local Glen Rose residents. Charlie
Moss found the first human tracks in the Paluxy riverbed in 1910. Ernest
"Bull" Adams followed this trail of tracks and documented their existence.
Jim Ryals and Emmit McFall found other footprints through the years. Geologist
Clifford Burdick, Ph.D., verified human tracks in the 1940's. Dr. Cecil
Daugherty led large groups to the prints for years. Stan Taylor, Mike Turnage,
Fred Beirle, Wilbur Fields and John Morris, Ph.D., added their own documentation.