First we need to establish the evidence - there are large number of dinosaur prints found AND that they are not uniform due to various conditions of their burial and also the consistency of the mud/sand/whatever form of mostly wet lands they were laid. Anyone who believes that all dino prints are nice and neat as if they stopped to allow plaster casts to be made of their feet is not thinking too clearly. Dinosaur prints we find are usually indicative of running or being overcome by water and generally fleeing in straight lines. Very logical in a Flood scenario. We also find tracks believed to belong to birds and mammals. Like the preserved fossils of organisms themselves, the preservation of so many tracks is remarkable...unless you understand the Noahic Flood. So many layers of sediments, all with tracks, is a record of many layers of sediments laid down by tidal forces and waves during the earlier part of the Flood as the land was being overcome by water.
Some tracks are believed to be human. While plenty of Creation scientists are open to the idea, the more conservative of them will not use the evidence of human prints among their arguments since there is some controversy about them and so much evidence for the Flood and for dinosaurs and humans co-existing is extant that dealing with human tracks is, to them, not of importance. Entire Creation Science organizations have decided not to publicize human footprints just because they want to focus on the main points and all the evidence that goes with those main points.
Others believe they have proved beyond reasonable doubt that human tracks among dinosaur tracks SHOULD be publicized widely. I am of the second opinion, but later on will give the other side a fair shot at presenting their reasoning. It doesn't mean a lot to me whether or not we accept human footprints in the Paluxy region as human. I, too, believe the preponderance of evidence for the Creation of the Universe by God and the Noahic Flood requires no human footprints to be accepted by the logical non-brainwashed mind in order for Creation and the Flood to be accepted by science. I also believe that science will accomplish much more once the Darwinist nonsense is cast aside and scientists work on curing cancers and other human health concerns.
Here is a look at the famous Delk Track:
Let's establish how numerous dino tracks are with three representative articles about dinosaur tracks and trackways. Don't be put off, Americans, by Aussie/Kiwi/British spelling when you encounter it. The English, after all, is the original and American is just a form of said language. Who's to say which spelling is right, right?
ABC’s Catalyst program reports Kimberley dinosaur footprints
Published: 30 October 2012 (GMT+10)
Don't forget that rain was not the only or even the primary cause of the Noahic Flood. God decided to flood the world and destroy the civilization of man, preserving only Noah's family and the land-dwelling vertebrates and birds that God Himself sent to Noah. There were waters coming from under the crust of the Earth, volcanic activity, earthquakes, tectonic plates subducting...forty days and nights of steady rainfall but it took time to completely drown the Earth in water, and tides would continue to operate. The last few days of the hardiest land-dwelling animals (dinosaurs and a very few people likely the most common of them) would have been a constant battle to run to high ground, find things to float on for awhile, seek anything to eat when possible, and finally be overwhelmed and overcome by the water that would eventually extend high above all land.
by Brian Thomas, M.S. *
- Dinosaur Stampede National Monument at Lark Quarry, Queensland. Australian Government fact sheet. Posted on www.environment.gove.au, accessed January 12, 2013.
- Romilio, A., R. T. Tucker, and S. W. Salisbury. 2013. The Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 33 (1): 102-120.
- Oard, M. The extinction of the dinosaurs. Journal of Creation. 11 (2): 137–154.
- Morris, J. 2012. The Global Flood. Dallas, TX: Institute for Creation Research, 151-154.
- Oard, M. J. 2011. Dinosaur Challenges and Mysteries. Atlanta, GA: Creation Book Publishers.