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Enough about the "human" and dinosaur footprints already...

...even the Institute for Creation Research discourages using the "evidence." The Paluxy Riverbed near Glen Rose, Texas has many dinosaur tracks. Some are worn or were distorted when made. Some desperate creationists insist that there are human footprints mingled with the dino prints. Ironically, every paleontologist and geologist alive would give their eye teeth to have genuine evidence of human and dinosaur prints intermingled.

This fraud comes in two flavors. First are the outright manmade carvings, as shown below, that locals produced and pawned off on the gullible. Below is one of several unnatural-looking prints acknowledged by Glen Rose residents to have been carved by local resident George Adams during the late 1930's. These carvings are always "loose" (removed from the context of the riverbed.) Then there are the "wishful thinking" tracks that are described with phrases like "By following the trail back under the river bank, seven more very human like tracks were exposed." Actually there is not one valid, scientific example of tracks made by a human.

People like Carl Baugh keep beating that old invalid drum, though. What About Carl Baugh?A Commentary by Answers in Genesis. Enjoy more outrageous insights by Carl Baugh from the Institute For Biblical and Scientific Studies.

Photo (C) 1986, Glen J. Kuban

Photo (C) 1950, Clifford Burdick


The Burdick Prints

An alleged "giant man track" from Glen Rose, Texas, regarded by most researchers as a carved print and considered dubious even by most creationists. For an exhaustive discussion of this phenomena, we thank Glen J. Kuban and Gregg Wilkerson.

An encyclopedic review of the (in)famous Burdick Prints can be found here.

  If you need further evidence that these are carvings, examine a cross section of the top "print." Many stromatolite fossils are seen. These structures are interrupted by the depressions, indicating that material was removed. The stromatolite morphology, with upward rather than downward curvature, indicates that the sedimentological "up" direction of the rock slab is opposite the "up" direction of the print; in other words, the print was carved on the bottom of the slab. (From Kuban)

Here is an example of a complete fabrication that will never be shown in nature. See here for the Credentials of leading Creationists.


Here is a quote from a leading Creationist website describing the photo at left. This is typical of the 'in situ" prints they use for evidence. Spectacular, isn't it?

"Spectacular Track #4 close-up displays all five toes, instep and heel, surrounded by dramatic 'mud push-up' typical of real footprints, but not erosion. The depressed print extends into a slightly raised dinosaur track similar to the one just inches to the left. This sequence of tracks displays a right-left pattern and is consistent in length (about 10")."


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