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A dinosaur track!

It’s not a particularly fresh track.

But’s much, much fresher than 65 million years!

Here, we have very good evidence that dinosaurs are still living today.

It’s definitely a dinosaur.

Its scientific name is Meleagris gallopavo.

It’s better known as the wild turkey.

Turkeys are birds, which are a type of theropod dinosaur.

It’s not exactly a T. rex.

But’s it’s still a dinosaur.

 

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It’s not often you get the two kookiest creationists in the same video– Eric (Son of Kent, the man who is in prison for either knowing too much or too little) Hovind and Ian (Obvious Mensa member) Juby:

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You don’t have to watch the video to know what they’re about to do.

The title is “Is there Evidence of Dinosaurs and Man Living Together?”

And they dredge up the Paluxy river foot prints. which have long been debunked as being evidence that man and dinosaurs walked together.

Of course, they make up a lot of crap in this video.

But what they don’t know is that you don’t have to make up anything to find evidence for dinosaurs and people living together.

I have photographic evidence.

Check this out:

And a golden retriever fetching a duck-billed dinosaur:

And here’s a photo of people riding large theropod dinosaurs:

All I had to do was go to Google Images, and I found a plethora of photographic evidence that shows that dinosaurs and people live together today.

And not a one of them is staged, contrived, or divined using typical creationist logic and science denialism.

 

 

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It’s a shame he’s not trying to clone a T. rex.  He’d probably figure out that they aren’t scavengers. (I always have to put that one in there whenever I do something with Jack Horner.)

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Dylan Ratigan has a very hard time with phylogenetics, but most people do.

Alligators are archosaurs, as a all crocodilians. “Reactivating” dormant ancestral genes in alligator might develop a cursorial crocodilian, like the scaly coyote. (“Reactivating” in many of these cases is actually turning off or knocking out modern genes.)

Dinosaurs are also archosaurs. Birds are the only surviving dinosaurs.

That’s because “reactivating” ancestral genes actually means knocking out genes

That’s often hard for people to grasp, for it is often assumed that dinosaurs were actually something like lizards.  To quote creationist and tax fraud Kent Hovind: ” Dinosaurs were just big lizards that lived before the flood.”    Never mind the flood. Dinosaurs were and aren’t “big lizards.”  They are not closely related to lizards at all.

This video will explain it all:

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Thinking of birds as dinosaurs is a difficult concept.  That means that it’s Kentucky Fried Dinosaur, and we have dogs that hunt dinosaurs. People go dinosaur watching all the time.  We have dinosaur for Thanksgiving dinner.

But once you realize it, it really changes your perspective. Then, you’re more open to the concept that dogs are wolves, and that people are great apes. And great apes are actually a type of Old World monkey, which means you are a monkey.

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I hope that Jack Horner is successful with this project.  Not only is it hard for people to understand that birds are dinosaurs, the concepts in evolution are very hard to grasp without a concrete example.

A dinosaur-like chicken created in this fashion would be very good evidence for evolution, and it would be the closest thing to a concrete example that people could actually see and touch.

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Why dinosaurs aren’t “lizards” :

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Fence lizards, the “hell hogs” of my youth, aren’t little dinosaurs!

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