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Who were the dinosaurs? Are they mentioned in the Bible? How long ago did they live? What did they eat? Did they ever share the earth with mankind . . . and are any of these "terrible lizards" still living today? Ken Ham provides teen-friendly answers to these and other questions in his fascinating, lavishly illustrated resource. 64 pagesPublishers Description
Dinosaurs of Eden follows two teenagers traveling through time discovering facts about dinosaurs in many eras. From their creation on Day 6, then in the Garden of Eden, many kinds of dinosaurs can be seen. Noah had to have taken them on the ark, Job describes them as fully alive later, and some may still be around today. On their journey, the teens also witness the fall of man, discover the need for a Savior, and travel into the future to see the judgment. Scripture and historical information are intertwined to present a factual account of history from the creation to the judgment by way of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8.5" Height: 10.75"
Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date May 2, 2001
Publisher New Leaf Press/Master Books
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|Delusions in Eden Aug 19, 2006|
|"Dinosaurs of Eden" along with "D is for Dinosaur" (reviewed separately) are both attempts to popularize and promote a fundamentalist Christian worldview based on a literal misreading of the Bible. The book depicts a rather "Dinotopia" like place and time where humans and dinosaurs live together in harmony, survive a global flood courtesy of an ark, and then encounter a changed post-flood environment which causes the dinosaurs to go extinct.|
Nice story, now what genre do we file it under? The author would suggest religion and history, but the statements made in this book only qualify for tragedy, fantasy, farce, or comedy.
The earliest dinosaurs enter the fossil record about 225 million years ago in the early Triassic. They finally died out at the end of the Cretaceous approximately 65 MYA. These are scientific facts that can be tested and verified by any competent geologist, paleontologist, or interested layperson.
Hominid fossils make a late entrance into the history of life on earth between 7 and 6.5 million years ago. Anatomically modern humans appear 100,000 years ago and behaviorally modern humans follow at 50,000 years ago. Multiple lines of evidence ranging from molecular and evolutionary biology to paleontology, geology, anthropology, and archaeology are available to support these scientific facts. The accuracy of these claims can also be objectively verified.
Every credible scientist and researcher concludes that some 220 million years separate the origin of dinosaurs and humans (birds happily excepted).
This book claims that dinosaurs and man were created about 6,500 years ago. No facts are presented to support this assertion. None, nada, zero, zilch. Astonishingly the author states that none are needed - and that science, as we know it, is a vast conspiracy and a lie, sustained by evil "secular humanists" who worship "Darwinism."
To back up these assertions the author claims to possess an eyewitness account of creation itself that is perfect and inerrant in every detail - a book known as the Bible, specifically the Book of Genesis - twisted, perverted, and rewritten by Ken Ham.
In this alternate reality dinosaurs are beasts of burden, seemingly domesticated; complete with saddles, harnesses, and wagons. They are all vegetarians, at least until a snake with legs comes along and ruins everything by charming Eve into eating some fruit. Triceratops would be right at home in a petting zoo, and Tyrannosaurs and Velociraptors frolic with children in a veritable Garden of Eden!
Even P.T. Barnum would blush selling this bill of goods. Charles Ponzi as well. Kenneth Alfred Ham glories in it. Ken's elastic and contrived fundamentalist "newspeak" cunningly substitutes lies for facts and cynically encourages readers to exchange reason for blind dogmatic faith. Just check your brains at the door brother and sister and drink the Kool-Aid. Its cold and sweet.
Is Genesis a science textbook or an allegorical myth? On this point the facts are in and the answer is unequivocal. Genesis is myth. And so is this book. Reality-based dinosaur books for children include Extreme Dinosaurs by Luis Rey or How to Keep Dinosaurs by Robert Mash.
|Confusing for Young Christians and Dinosaur Enthusiasts May 27, 2006|
|I do not claim to be a biblical scholar or a paleontologist, but my beliefs and interests in both subjects differ greatly with the theory presented in this book. This book is included with our Christian homeschool curriculum, and if I even choose to present this to my daughter at all it will be prefaced with a discussion about theories. I don't feel that any person (creationist, evolutionist, etc.) can prove 100% of anything with blatant assumptions and conjectures. This book contradicts many accepted beliefs by scientists (Christian and otherwise) and I feel this would do nothing but confuse my young daughter who has deep love and respect for God and a great interest in dinosaurs. The Bible may offer a person much of the most important things one needs to know, but you shouldn't manipulate the words to "create" information to prove or disprove every theory out there. I could respect the author's opinion and find the book more palatable if it wasn't basically saying that his belief is 100% accurate and any differing theories are lies. It is okay that we don't fully understand every detail in God's world, and not many people are arrogant enough to claim they know it all. While it is commendable that he wants to bring children to Christ, using bad science to do so seems unnecessary.|
Later...I did decide to read this to my children and I used this opportunity to discuss theories and the limits of man's knowledge. We made sure to look up the scripture quoted in 3 different translations of the Bible (there were incidents which they didn't gel). I did my best to present it in an open-minded way (unlike the author) and let my daughters decide what they thought of the author's ideas. I then chose to donate the book to a friend who is much more conservative than I and who appreciates Ken Ham.
|Awesome Book for kids and Adults!!! Feb 26, 2006|
|This is truely a wonderfull book for those who beleive the bible as the literal word of God and a literal creation. if you dont belive that then dont bother with the book. For the rest of us... It is well done and is enjoyed by all of our children ages 12, 7, 5, and 2 year old. But I think we as parents enjoyed the book even more. A great family book. Also it would be great for a church or school library.|
|don't be mad, be glad!!! Sep 6, 2005|
|This book is awesome!!! Makes total sense if you believe in the Bible!! |
|Highly entertaining Jun 13, 2005|
|I am a sort of collector of crank literature and recently ordered Ham's "Dinosaurs of Eden." I could not be more delighted.|
For anyone interested in this sort of literature for either social study of the boundaries of human belief, or simply for humor, I highly recommend it. The illustrations of dinosaurs and humans playfully interacting are absolutely hilarious and the standard young earth creationist arguments are almost as entertaining. While I share with genuine scientists the concern over the wild distortions of creationists of various stripes, anyone who can step back and enjoy the entertainment value of the their most absurd literature will want to own this book and to show it your friends.
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