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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? Enjoy more outrageous insights by Carl Baugh from the Institute For Biblical and Scientific Studies.

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.

Human Footprint Fraud
Photo (C) 1986, Glen J. Kuban

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)

Human Footprint Fraud
Photo (C) 1950, Clifford Burdick

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?

Human Footprint Fraud

"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")."

Human Footprint Fraud

Human Footprint Fraud

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  1. If you believe, for even a second, that the picture labeled as a dinosaur and human footprint, with a ruler in the pic, is real, should kill you're self you ignorant, ignoramus.

  2. Hello John,

    First of all, why should I believe someone who can't even spell - "you're self" - What's up with that??? I am not ignorant - I believe in Creation and I will until the day I die. When I was born I was a blue baby. I was born without a gland in my throat, one working lung, hole in my heart, with many other complications. The doctors gave my parents "No Hope" for my survival. They told my parents if I survived at all I would probably be blind, a vegetable, and never walk. I spent the first year of my life in the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. A minister came to my mother and said, "Mrs. Childers, you have asked everyone else to pray, but have you prayed?" She knew exactly what she meant. Her heart wasn't right with God. She went out on the terrace that night and prayed and repented. The next day she overheard the doctors talking. I had three specialists over me. One said, "I feel like x-raying the baby." Another one said, "Why do you want to do that?" "You will only be disappointed." When they did X-ray me, I was completely healed. The gland was there that I was born without (remember this; I had been x-rayed often enough - they would have noticed if there was had been the slightest bit of change). I had two good working lungs - my heart was on the right side and perfect. This was nearly 64 years ago and I Praise God for this Miracle, and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, whom I serve and will forever and ever. Amen ~ Patricia ~

    1. I find that hard to believe unless you were called a miracle child.

  3. your words are very inspiring Mr. Patty C


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