1. Discovering Dinosaurs
Many people are fascinated by dinosaurs. Abundant fossil evidence has been discovered that gives us important clues about these extinct creatures. Bones and teeth provide many interesting details about dinosaurs. But amazingly, fossilized eggs, tracks, skin impressions—and even rare fossilized dinosaur mummies have actually been found.
2. What is a Dinosaur?
Scientists have identified specific characteristics about dinosaurs that show what kind of animals they were. The first clue is the number of extra holes in their skulls.
3. How to Identify a Dinosaur
When scientists discover a fossil, specific traits are used to identify whether or not it is a dinosaur. Let’s explore four traits which confirm that a fossil really is a dinosaur.
4. Dinosaur Groups
Dinosaurs are sorted into groups using a variety of interesting characteristics. Cladograms are a good way to use these traits to organize dinosaur groups according to their similarities and differences.
5. Dinosaur Diversity
Many fascinating kinds of dinosaurs have been discovered. Although some scientists use cladograms to try to learn about evolution, creationist scientists use cladograms to study the similarities and differences of organisms that were created by God.
6. Dinosaur Research Project
When Glenn Hanson requested that the dinosaur bones on his ranch be interpreted from a creationist perspective—in addition to the evolutionary viewpoint—the result was a prediction that real science would no longer be done at Hanson Ranch. But instead, cutting-edge methods for studying fossils have been developed by creationist scientists at the Dinosaur Research Project.
Where Did Dinosaurs Come From?
Children stand in awe as they gaze upon the giant skeletons of dinosaurs assembled and preserved in a number of museums around the world. They read books in which pictures portray these astounding animals, often in the frightening poses of terrible meat eaters. The very name dinosaur means “terrible lizard.” But what are dinosaurs? Could God have created such beasts? Click here to read The Origins Papers #5.