Cave Art Sites in Europe:
â€śPergouset is an extreme case, for there one also sees an amoeba-like creature with a vaguely human outline, a hind with an exceptionally long neck, and a rather equine animal head mounted on a giraffe neck. This theme of the animal with immoderately long neck is also found at Labastide, Altxerri and Le Gabillou. It also appears at Le Gabillou in the guise of a quadruped with a body and a head which defies indentification. Neither is it reasonable to try to identify the Lascaux â€ťunicornâ€ť or the Pech-Merle â€śantelopesâ€ť. The Dawn of European Art By AndrĂ© Leroi-Gourhan
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Iâ€™ve learned from bitter experience that the question; â€śare you really as stupid as you look?â€ť is best not answered with a simple yes or no. Along with yes or no, some explanatory oratory is probably best. On the other hand, a Christian should be expected to answer the question as to his/her belief that man and dinosaur lived together within the last 10,000 years with a simple and definitive, â€śyes!â€ť
Even though the majority of Americans (for instance) believe that God was involved in creation and reject evolution to a greater or lesser extent, the idea that man and dinosaur lived together is more and more considered to be a foolish and backward. An idea suitable only to be laughed at.
Governor Palin, was no doubt more than a little naive when she suggested that non-existent over flights by Putin (and his ugly head) over Alaska constituted foreign policy experience but she was correct about the dinosaurs. Nonetheless, many media sources were derisive in reporting that she believed man and dinosaur interacted; as if everyone reading their stories would share their point of view.
Sadly, many Christians would have trouble answering the dinosaur and man question with a simple yes. For many, there would need to be some â€śhem and hawingâ€ť and for some, there would be a quick and maybe even emphatic denial.
The truth is, however there is overwhelming evidence that man and dinosaur did exist together. Ancient cultures left voluminous evidence in the form of art, and literature for example, that they interacted with creatures that we now call dinosaurs. That evidence is largely ignored, suppressed, hidden or misunderstood. However, everyone is aware that ancient cultures shared an experience with creatures they called â€śdragonsâ€ť that it is clear, they regarded as real creatures.
These dragons were in virtually every respect; when taken together with pterosaurs, exactly like dinosaurs that science claims became extinct millions of years before man evolved. Why donâ€™t evolutionists have to spend every waking moment trying to convince us that there is no connection between the dragons of antiquity with dinosaurs? Because despite the almost organic resistance society has to evolution, we have nevertheless accepted the notion that the universe is billions of years old.
Materialism and its associated religious doctrines are crumbling under the weight of true science however. It is evolutionists and materialists that should be feeling defensive about their beliefs. Francis Collins, who headed the successful human genome project is now a â€śbelieverâ€ť who was recently selected by President Obama to head the National Institute of Health said the following about DNA; (paraphrased) â€śif everyone on earth started reading a portion of the information contained in a single cell of DNA it would take 31 years to read it allâ€ť.
That is the amount of information in a single cell and each of us has trillions of such cells in our body. Who put this coded information in the cells of everything living? By the way, Atheists and liberals are opposing Collins because he believes God coded this information into the cells of living things.
As for the universe itself, it has become so clearly created for life that physicists are seriously proposing and Alice in Wonderland notion, known as string theory, that postulates an infinite number of invisible and undetectable universes and hypothesizes further that we just happen to live in the one tailored for life. Why not propose that the universe is carried upon the back of a giant tortoiseâ€”or has that already been suggested?
As for the big bang, up to 96% of the universe is described as being made up of â€śdarkâ€ť matter and energy. They are like those invisible and undetectable universes of string theory and they must be assumed to exist or else the whole big bang theory would collapse. Those who believe and preach these science doctrines are the ones who are deriding Governor Palin and “fundamentalists” for believing what the Bible teaches.
As we shall see, there is evidence out there in the world beyond Sarah Palinâ€™s back porch to suggest that she does read and that man and dinosaur did co-exist.
When paleontologist Mary Schweitzer claimed to have found collagen protein and connective tissue in the thigh bone of a t-rex in 2007 and in a fossilized duck-billed dinosaur in 2009 she received a lot of grief and resistance from the scientific community. This is because; no one could accept that protein could still be obtained from a creature that allegedly died more than 65 million years ago.
Imagine if you will, trying to run for public office only to have the media discover that you harbored such ridiculous beliefs. That would be really stupâ€¦.Wait; one secondâ€¦.Iâ€™m being told that there are plenty of people out there willing to believe it. Letâ€™s move on.
The sauropod dinosaur is iconic. It was the largest land creature ever and has a very long neck, a long tail and a somewhat bulky quadruped body in the middle. Because it is iconic, it can be represented in detail or with a few simple lines. It is easy to recognize.
If man and dinosaur co-existed, it should be somewhere represented in the arts of man. They would have been too big to ignore. As a matter of fact, a total absence of its description or depiction would be a serious problem for creationists. As it turns out however, that problem doesnâ€™t exist.
Just as the internet disposed of the notion that Egyptians looked like Charleston Heston or Edward G. Robinson (N.Y. accent: whereâ€™s your God nahowwww, Moses, huhhhhh?), it will give people a chance to see and to investigate for themselves some of the evidence of man and dinosaur co-existence scattered about in museums and art galleries around the world.
The idea that such evidence doesnâ€™t exist because man and dinosaur never saw each other is frankly, a lie. All evidence to the contrary is suppressed, labeled as hoaxes, as fakes or simply ignored. The question is, how and why did ancient man conceive of mythological creatures almost exactly like dinosaursâ€¦large, reptilian quadrupeds. When it comes to sauropods specifically, how to explain long necked, long tailed quadrupeds of the iconic sauropod shape among cultures that supposedly missed the creatures by 45 million years or so?
What if there are features of ancient, iconic sauropod depictions which have only recently been discovered by modern science? How will science explain that? Iâ€™m guessing something invisible and undetectable ;0).
The Remainder of this Article is Here in the Free E-Book; Tracking the Sauropod Dinosaur Through the Art of Ancient Peoples, Part 2–This Time its About the Science
Tracking the Sauropod Dinosaur Through the Art of Ancient Peoples, Part 1
Tracking the Ancient Griffin, Modern Monsters and the â€śExtinctâ€ť Pterosaur Through Art, History and Science