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  • August, 2007—Chinese bird-dinosaur link shot down

    The turkey-sized Sinosauropteryx fossil found in 1994 In Liaoning province in North-Eastern China has been shown to have had a collagen frill that ran down the dinosaur's back, not feathers as claimed by Chinese researchers.

    A new study led by South African academic Theagarten Lingham-Soiliar of the University of KwaZulu in Natal exposed the false claim.

    Creation Research geologist Robert Stewart is doing further research into the Solnhofen Museum specimen 2 Archaeopteryx, which shows little evidence of wing feathers.—Creation News Volume 21, No. 2, 2007.

    March 29, 2001—Archaeoraptor is a fake!

    High-tech scans of a fossil, Archaeoraptor, recently hailed as a “missing link”between birds and dinosaurs, have shown the specimen is a mosaic built from at least two, and possibly five, separate specimens—a fake. The BBC Science and Technology news pages also reported that the construction of the fake resulted in two significant fossils being almost lost to science.

     It was the National Geographic Society that trumpeted the find in October 1999, said to come from China’s Liaoning Province. Many paleontologists believed that with its mix of dinosaur and bird-like features, Archaeoraptor had captured the moment in evolution when dinosaurs were experimenting with flight. Later, however, it was discovered that the tail had been glued on to increase the fossil’s commercial value before being sold to a dealer. The tail had come from Microraptor, the smallest, adult dinosaur yet discovered. Scans, using the medical technique called Computed Tomography, were carried out at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, in collaboration with experts in China and Canada. “Paleontology was also badly damaged by the Piltdown forger and the ‘lying stones’of Johann Beringer, and many fossils have been unwittingly or deliberately subjected to misleading reconstruction,”writes reporter Helen Briggs. In future, it should not be easy for fakes to be passed off as genuine, because a growing array of forensic techniques are now available, say scientists, which can be critical to the proper evaluation and scientific interpretation of fossils. National Geographic magazine issued a 10-line correction to its November 1999 cover-story on the Archaeoraptor and in October 2000 a five-page report into its investigation into the mess. It talks of ‘misguided secrecy and misplaced confidence, of rampant egos clashing, self-aggrandizement, wishful thinking, naive assumptions, human error, stubbornness, manipulation, backbiting, lying, corruption . . .’

    September 29, 2000— Creation hopes to collect unfossilised dino bones

    The Brisbane-based Creation Ex Nihilo magazine has postponed promised research into the Paluxy River footprints in favour of a project of ‘higher priority’according to staff member Dr Don Batten. Dr Batten, in Christchurch New Zealand in August 2000 to lecture, said that he and Dr Tas Walker, a geologist colleague, would be going instead to Alaska to excavate and document a find of unfossilised dinosaur bones from permafrost. The Liscombe dinosaur bone bed had been known for some time, says Dr Batten. Buddy Davis, a contemporary investigator who has special knowledge of the region, will be accompanying Drs Walker and Batten to retrieve bones. Dr Batten says they will keep them frozen so that they can do extractions of organic material from them, as well as carbon dating. However, there are a few hurdles yet to be jumped, says Dr Batten. One is to get US Government approval for the collection of the bones.

    Creation magazine and the Paluxy footprints

    At the April 1999 Answers In Genesis creation conference in Christchurch, Dr Carl Wieland, who was one of the speakers, said that Creation Ex Nihilo, the magazine he founded and edits (now called Creation) was considering undertaking serious research into all the Paluxy River footprints evidence with a view to publishing a major article.

    AiG has steered clear of this evidence so far because of doubts cast on it by earlier faking, an equivocal print that anti-creationist opponents such as Glen Kuban say is a dinosaur print, and because of certain claims by Dr Carl Baugh, the founder of the Creation Evidences Museum in Glen Rose, Texas. Some scientists in the creation movement believe these claims to be scientifically unsupportable. Dr Baugh co-authored and edited the book Dinosaur with respected former prints sceptic, biblical archaeologist Dr Clifford Wilson. Much of the book is devoted to describing the prints and their discovery, some from under layers of solid limestone. Dr Don Patton, (not to be confused with AiG’s Dr Don Batten) a geologist who is a major advocate of the prints’ human origins says: ‘An article in Creation Ex Nihilo that presented an objective view of the evidence would accomplish a great deal.

    Now, with the postponement of this research, magazine readers will have to wait some more. Creation researcher Dave Woetzel also hopes the Creation will see their way clear to investigate the Paluxy evidence. Answers in Genesis (now Creation Ministries International) which is an affiliate of Creation magazine, prefers to stick to its website, urging extreme caution in using the Paluxy prints as a proof that humans and dinosaurs coexisted. They cite the withdrawal of support for the human connection by the prominent creationist Dr John Morris, and Paul Taylor of Films for Christ. They suggest that the prints are merely eroded dinosaur footprints. When I discussed the prints with Dr Wieland in Christchurch in 1999 he said, ‘What is your best shot?’ I told him the best shot was the prints themselves and photographs taken immediately after the footprints had been uncovered by Drs Baugh and Wilson. Not good enough, I was told. What standard of evidence did Dr Wieland require, then? Bones, I was told. Human bones.

    What can be the reason for such extreme caution on the part of Answers in Genesis? My theory that it is excessive fear of being found unscientific by any of the many critics of Creation research. And yet, how unscientific it is to avoid and devalue the mass of evidence in the Paluxy River, the sort of action that Creation researchers criticise evolutionists of perpetrating.

    A former Creation magazine editor, Dr John Mackay, now on his own and doing original research, has said that he once doubted the Paluxy evidence, but since finding other human footprints in rocks where, according to the evolutionary view “ought not to be there ”he is not so sure that he ought to dismiss it. The source site www.bible.ca Type "Patton in the search engine for relevant articles, photos, tapes and books by Dr Don Patton, an independent creationist researcher.

    Lastly, if a couple of evolutionists could be so incensed when presented with the evidence that they travelled to the Paluxy River and smashed up some of the prints with an iron bar, doesn’t it suggest that the evidence was convincing? Visit the source website and see the numerous high quality pictures.

    As recently as Monday, January 13, 2003 Answers In Genesis published a list of reasons why they did not support a new book, Dennis Peterson’s new book Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation. While we support their reasoning, and the spirit of it, we note that the organisation continues with its stance on the Paluxy prints without undertaking to investigate further, leaving the onus on the proponents of the view that the footprints were made during the early stages of the Flood. Referring to evidence for fossil bones found in a bed of copper ore, called Malachite Man, they say, referring to pages 144—145 —‘ Re ‘Malachite man’: there is a need for great caution here, lest we repeat the whole ‘Guadaloupe lady’ fiasco. Malachite man has never been properly published in the peer-reviewed creationist literature, nor subjected to critical analysis. The original skeleton discovery, prior to Don Patton’s further discovery, offered serious reasons to doubt that it was an in situ burial, so proper analysis of the subsequent find by Patton is extremely important. At this stage, we would classify it as an (so far) unsubstantiated claim that can get people really excited because of its potential significance. (Unsubstantiated in regard to the in situ nature of the burial.) We would strongly encourage Patton and others involved to go through the proper processes of peer review.’

    The review continues:

    ‘Pp. 154–159 — Our concerns about the Paluxy ‘human prints with dinosaur prints’ are well known, but they occupy all of these pages. Paul Taylor, of Films for Christ, despite knowing that he would lose much money by doing so, felt obliged to withdraw his famous film Footprints in Stone after he went and re-examined the prints (including the famous ‘Taylor trail’ featured in the film) for himself. A team from the Creation Research Society has re-examined the whole issue of ‘quasi-human ichnofossils’ and was unable to conclude that one should use these evidences any longer. Due to the widespread potential sales of this book, creation ministries will probably have to spend many hundreds of hours explaining why reputable creationist speakers don’t use Paluxy, etc., in creation ministry—sowing confusion in the process. On page 158, it implies that authors who withdrew about the Paluxy have ‘never personally witnessed the tracks’, but John Morris personally witnessed them before withdrawing his book on the subject. Petersen refers to excavations continuing to discover more tracks, and to a Japanese team of scientists, etc., but there are no references for any of this, so as to be able to check it.

    The view of this website is that Dr Patton should submit his material to peer review, but also that Creation Ministries International should meet him half way, as Dr Wieland promised, instead of dismissing the evidence before it has been adequately and independently researched.

    More human footprints

    More human footprints have been discovered in Paluxy River bed. Dr Don Patton, the major researcher of human prints in the Paluxy River, says the trail of footprints has been named the McFall Trail. It is a trail of “apparently” human fossil footprints in association with dinosaur footprints, excavated in 1999 in the Paluxy River bed, near Glen Rose, Texas. This new trail on the Upper Taylor Platform begins about twenty-five metres upstream from the Taylor Trail (excavated in the early 70s) and trends in the same direction, offset a couple of metres to the left. It ends where two “perfect human footprints,” according to pioneer discoverer Emmit McFall, were cut out by himself and the Wilson brothers in the 1940s. Dr Don Patton is an independent geologist, and pastors a Texas church part-time, lecturing all over the United States on his discoveries. Visit the source website www.bible.ca and see the high quality photographs for yourself. Type "Patton" into the search engine.

    Longest dinosaur footprint trail found at Paluxy River

    One of the longest dinosaur trails in the world, composed of some of the finest, most detailed individual tracks known anywhere in the world, has been revealed by the Texas drought, reports consulting geologist Dr Don Patton. A platform in the Paluxy River bed near Glen Rose, Texas has been exposed, revealing three dramatic trails of dinosaur tracks. The primary trail pictured below consists of 136 consecutive tracks extending for 350 feet. “The prints are deep and incredibly detailed,” reports Dr Patton. The work of uncovering and cleaning the trails began September 9th and continued through October 14. It was conducted under the auspices of the Metroplex Institute Of Origin Science and the Creation Evidence Museum. The leading dinosaur track authorities have acknowledged that they know of no other single consecutive dinosaur trails in North America that are this long. Both the length and the beautifully preserved detail certainly make this one of the finest displays of dinosaur tracks in the world, says Dr Patton.

    The primary trail is finally obscured at the upper end by erosion for a distance of about thirty feet and then the trail appears again for another twenty-one consecutive tracks, making a total of one hundred and fifty-seven tracks in the two sections of the trail. The upper section actually crosses the famous Taylor Trail (human footprints). Another trail of twenty consecutive tracks has been uncovered beside the first at the lower end, going in the opposite direction. A third trail of twelve tracks has been found below the first two.

    Field notes from investigations of the area in the late seventies indicate that associate researcher Mike Turnage actually detected the long trail with his feet under several feet of water. In view of this, it has been has determined that this exciting, historic new trail be designated "The Turnage-Patton Trail."

    For high resolution photographs, visit the source website www.bible.ca. Type "Patton" into the search engine. There you can also see photographs of the following evidence: 

    The Taylor Trail: a series of 14 human footprints with at least 134 dinosaur tracks in the bed of the Paluxy River, near Glen Rose, Texas.

    The McFall Trail: a recently discovered series of 15 human footprints on the Upper Taylor Platform (UTP) in the bed of the Paluxy River, near Glen Rose, Texas.

    Ryals Track: a human footprint across a dinosaur footprint, about 30 feet from the Taylor Platform in the bed of the Paluxy River, near Glen Rose, Texas.

    The Morris Track: The Morris Track was found by John Morris in the bed of the Paluxy River, downstream from the Taylor Trail at the Dougherty Site. While some of the detail eroded over a period of months, when it was first discovered, it was described as “virtually perfect.”

    The Burdick Track: a human footprint from Cross Branch, a tributary of the Paluxy River, near Glen Rose, Texas.

    New Mexico Track : one of several very shallow but almost perfect human tracks found in the mountains of New Mexico in the Permian (supposedly before the dinosaurs).

    A Large Cat Track: Just as devastating to evolutionary theory, this large mammal track is from Cross Branch, a tributary of the Paluxy River, near Glen Rose, Texas

    Pterosaur

    In 1934 there were reports of farmers near Syracuse, in Sicily, being menaced by a huge and unusual snake that looked much like a dinosaur. Hunting parties were organised, and it was killed.—Dragons, a Natural History by Dr Karl Shuker, 1995, Aurum Press Ltd, London.

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    The painting, like most others, and even the movie Jurassic Park does not show dermal frills, which are a feature of dragon drawings and sculptures. Dermal frills, not unlike the frills of some lizards and even the common rooster's comb, have been observed by people in Cameroon on Mokele M'bembe.

     

    Left: Inca burial stone
    (cAD 500-1500) by
    Dr Don Patton. Used by permission. Picture shows a human figure astride a triceratops, which has a dermal frill.