Fossils are a witness to God's Judgment and Mercy (Hebrews 11:7)

Bones 1 - 5.  The Dragon's Grave Yard

                The Dragon's Grave Yard, in central Wyoming, is one of the biggest dinosaur bone beds in the world.  Paleontologist estimate thousands of bodies buried together in each square mile.  This bone bed runs for hundreds of miles from central Wyoming into Southern Montana.  The dinosaurs are often stacked one on top of the other.  The bones on the surface are everywhere you walk.  This is evidence for a catastrophic event that buried them here in a mass grave.  The best event to account for this was Noah's Flood.  Fossils are a witness to God's Judgment and Mercy.  Judgment in that He could not let the world go on in sin and rebellion.  Mercy, in that He always provides a way of escape from judgment.  In this case through repentance by entering the Ark.  In the final Judgment, (Revelations) escape or salvation is through trust in Jesus Christ as the one who paid for our sins and rebellion. 

1. Hadrosaur toe from Hanson Dig, Wyoming, 1996.

2. Hadrosaur tail vertebrae from Hanson Dig, Wyoming, 1995.

3. T-Rex rib bone (identification unsure) from Hanson Dig, Wyoming, 1995

4. Alligator dermal scute from Hanson Dig, Wyoming, 1996.                   

5. Hadrosaur tooth from Hanson Dig, Wyoming, 1996.                            

6. Ammonite from Washington State, 1996

                Ammonites are a shell covered sea creature.  Only one species survived to modern times and it is called the Chambered Nautilus.  Millions were killed and fossilized in the Flood as mud and silt covered and suffocated them.  Mr. McGlenn lead a one day Safari to Mt. Baker, Washington where one student found an ammonite at a fossil hunting grounds.  This fossil ground was marine shells and Belemnites and was at about 2000 feet above sea level.  How did marine creatures get fossilized this far from sea water?  We believe they were buried there by the Flood.                                                             

7. Leaf fossil from Mt. Baker, Washington, 1995.

                This is a palm leaf that grows in tropical neighborhoods.  How did it get here 800 feet above sea level and thousands of miles from the tropics? We believe that these leaves show that this area and the whole world was semi tropical with a mild climate before the Flood.                             

8. Brachiopod from Carolinas (Bought).                                                            

                This is an example of shells found all over the world in a closed position.  To be

preserved this way means they were buried deeply and quickly.  The best event to

account for this was Noah's Flood.

9. Trilobite from Morocco (Bought)                                                                       

                This trilobite is a clue to Noah's Flood.  When trilobites die naturally or are

threatened they curl up.  Large numbers of them are found fossilized uncurled. To be

preserved this way means they were buried deeply and quickly before they could curl

in reaction to the danger.  The best event to account for this was Noah's Flood.

10. Hadrosaur sacrum, Willard Swanke Ranch, North Dakota, 1997.

                The Hadrosaur seems to be as common as rabbits in the Dragon's Graveyard as well as other locations.  The secular paleontologist said they washed in here from swamps further North over millions of years.  They were stacked up here, covered by local floods, and then fossilized.  The problem with this theory is that bones have to be covered fast and deep to be fossilized before they rot or are scavenged by other animals.  We believe the Flood would bury these fossils fast and deep and fits the data better.

11. Triceratops Vertebrae, Willard Swanke Ranch, North Dakota, 1997.

12. Hadrosaur Tibia, Dennis Swanke Ranch, North Dakota, 1998.

13. Triceratops Brow horn tip, Dennis Swanke Ranch, North Dakota, 1998.


14. Triceratops Partial Scull (Horn, frill, eye socket, jaw), Dennis Swanke Ranch, North Dakota, 1998. (Available in the Spring of  99)

                Why did God create these huge beasts.  Genesis 2:18-19 says that God created them to be a helper to Adam.  They were designed to help Adam in his daily work as well as to be his friend.  If you have ever had a dog or other pet you know the joy and friendship they provide.  Image having a huge pet elephant that, properly trained, obeys your commands and desires with no back talk or argument.  This, I am sure this is what the Triceratops and other dinosaurs provided for Adam and early mankind.  Each one of these beasts is a picture of God's love and provision for Adam and his kin.  It is too bad that, because of sin and the Flood ( some dinosaurs may have died off after the Flood because of climactic changes) we lost the opportunity to have the friendship and help of these huge creatures.

15. Triceratops Pelvis, Femur, Tibia, Dennis Swanke Ranch, North Dakota, 1998. (Available in the Spring of 99)

16. Tarsometatarsus Hesperonid Bird Leg bone (similar to a flightless loon), found by Raena Rue, Dennis Swanke Ranch, North Dakota, 1998.

                For years evolutionary philosophy has said that dinosaurs changed (evolved) into birds and did not live at the same time.  This bird leg was found 1000 feet from the leg bones of a dinosaur and in the same strata.  We showed some of our bones to a local paleontologist.  He said that they were laid down for a few years and then covered by local flooding and were 65 million years old.  He then made an amazing statement.  He said that some of the fish bones tested were found to have amino acids still in them.  It seems very incredible that these amino acids could last this long.  In an article I read several years ago, scientists said that DNA could not last more than 10,000 years in dead bodies.  I believe that the amino acids in the fish bones indicates that these bones are young.

17. Mammoth Tooth, Illinois, bought by Larry Higgins, reproduced in 1994.

                Mammoth bones have been found in Alaska that are still “green,” that is, they have never been mineralized and so may be very young.  Out third president, Thomas Jefferson, was considered to be this country's first archeologist.  In 1800s Thomas Jefferson was told about green mammoth and mastodon bones that were found at Big Lick Spring, a watering hole in Ohio. When he sent Lewis and Clark to explore the Louisiana Purchase, he commissioned them to find a mammoth and send it back alive.  His belief in living mammoths was based upon interviews he conducted with The Lenni Lenape Indians who told him stories of mammoths that their people had hunted in ancient times. (Red Record, 1994)  

18. Dinosaur and Bird Foot Prints,  bought by Dee Mclellan, reproduced 1994.

                When Dee saw this at a mineral and fossil show, she thought the stick like marks looked like bird tracks.  When she asked the owner if they were dinosaur and bird tracks together,  he took her aside and in a low voice said, “they looked that way to me but don't let anyone know I said that.”  We will keep his name anonymous, but bird tracks are showing up in the rock strata with dinosaurs and is an embarrassment to paleontologist.  There belief is that dinosaurs evolved into birds and that they were not living together at the same time.  Near our 1996 Wyoming Dinosaur dig in the Dragon's Graveyard, a rancher discovered a dinosaur trackway in solid rock.  Next to huge dinosaur tracks (many 2 feet across) were bird foot prints that measured 2 - 3 inches across.  The Smithsonian Museum came out and photographed the site the day we were there.  As far as  we know, this fact of bird and dinosaur tracks together has never been published.

19. Protoceratops Egg, Gobi Desert, reproduction 1998.

                This egg is an example of the size of animal Noah might have taken on the ark.  The baby protoceratops would be born the size of a rat and would take up very little room on the Ark.  When full grown after 4-5 years, it would be as big as it's cousin the Triceratops at 8-10 feet at the back line.  Many of the questions I am asked about dinosaurs is “did they miss the boat?”  It is often assumed that they would be too big to go on the Ark.  God wanted every land animal on the Ark and Noah could easily have taken babies or even eggs that would hatch on the trip.  Most reptiles, as well as elephants, do not reach adult size until they are 4 - 5 years old.

20. Hadrosaur Vertebrae SD (Bought) 1999

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