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  1. Ervin Taylor
    13 April 2012 @ 6:05 pm

    We should congratulate Southwestern Adventist University on obtaining funds for its dinosaur museum and Dr. Art Chadwick for his excavations which uncovered additional scientific evidence for a catastrophic event which was the principal factor which killed off the dinosaurs.

    Dr. Chadwick has provided scientific data explaining what happened at the time paleontologists call the world-wide Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event which occurred about 65.5 million years ago.  At this time, an asteroid as large as 10-15 km (6-90 miles) in diameter impacted the earth at a point where the Yucatan peninsula is now located.  The impact released massive amounts of dust and ash into the atmosphere, blocking sunlight, and in thereby reducing photosynthesis which in turn eliminated large amounts of biomass required to sustain the dinosaurs.  It also perhaps created a wall of water hundreds of feet high which would have caused massive flooding of coastal areas.

  2. Edwin A. Schwisow
    13 April 2012 @ 6:23 pm

    My late father often told us stories of finding bone structures of what appeared to be massive heads of horrific creatures, in the Badlands region of South Dakota, where he grew up. He and his brother wanted to show these presumably petrified remains to their parents, and would take their red wagons with them en route to school, near these fossils. While they were able to load the bones intact onto the wagons, the jostling over the pathway home reduced the fossils to heaps of debris, much to the boys' lament.

    I'm not sure whether Dad and his older brother were actually breaking the laws of the land as they tried to transport their curiosities to a wider audience, in the very depths of the Great Depression, but their earnest desire to share their findings was undoubtedly of the highest order. Dad never mentioned that he felt the remains, in his mind, either proved or disproved Darwin's views—Dad was simply interested in the physical properties of life forms, dead and alive, and went on to a long career in medical missionary work. His spiritual life was apparently not undermined by his early exposure to fossils. These fossils were treasures to him, and are to be treasured today by scientists who through them seek to trace back the history of life on earth, however long that history may be… …

  3. Truth Seeker
    14 April 2012 @ 6:40 pm

    "Dr. Chadwick has provided scientific data explaining what happened at the time paleontologists call the world-wide Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event which occurred about 65.5 million years ago.


    Erv- contact me as I have an old bridge to sell. A real bargain for you if you snap it up! 

    • Horace Butler
      14 April 2012 @ 6:56 pm

      I've got a nice piece of "prime" real estate I'd like to sell him, too.  This just shows that people will believe what they want to believe, regardless of the evidence.  This is the same thing that they throw at us, of course, but it's a two way street.  They dish it out, and should be able to take it.  The evidence is what it is.  I see that it fits in with the Biblical narrative very nicely.  Others, finding fault with the plain reading of Scripture, attempt to adapt the meaning of the Bible to fit the latest scientific theories.  Time will tell who is correct.  I'll go with the tried and true.  Scientists have a habit of failing us time and again.  Scripture never has.  I know one of the responses to this will be a straw man argument, usually an out-of-context verse that is made to look rediculous, unless it is understood as part of the context.of Scripture as a whole.  So be it.  The authorities thought Paul and Jesus were either insane or demon possessed.  Truth is never popular.

  4. Ervin Taylor
    14 April 2012 @ 9:40 pm

    That's what I like about the comments of "Truth Seeker" (I wonder why he/she does not use his/her real name) and Mr. Butler. They consistently provide classical statements reflecting the beliefs associated with traditional folk Adventism. This is a real service to anyone interested in the diversity of views of contemporary Adventism.