Science: Defeat for Strict Creationists

"Evidence" of Dinosaur and Human Coexistence Proves False

The strictest creationists, who take the biblical story of creation literally, believe that the earth was created only several thousand years ago, complete with all the animal species that have ever lived. In their vision, some species perished in Noah's flood but until then dinosaurs and people walked the earth together.

Paleontologists do not argue with those who accept this account on faith. But they take strong issue with practition-ers of "creation science," who purport to offer scientific evidence that this Fred Flintstone version of prehistory is correct. For decades a strong piece of that "evidence" has been a cluster of...

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