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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Dragon of the Sea?

All too often during discussions about evidence that dinosaurs existed with humans, some owlhoot will exclaim something akin to, "You creationists are stupid! Dinosaurs have been extinct for tens of millions of years, and the word dinosaur doesn't even appear in the Bible!"

Sure, Skippy. Except that the Bible has existed far, far longer than the word dinosaur. The most popular translation, the King James ("Authorized") Version, was first released to the public in 1611, and Richard Owen didn't come up with the word until 1841 or 1842 (sources disagree on the exact year). For that matter, biblical descriptions of behemoth, leviathan, and possibly the winged fiery serpent were dismissed by commentators because 'tweren't none around at commentary time. You savvy? Actually, discoveries of dinosaur bones and fossils actually helped clear up some passages in the Bible that were baffling before.


Were dragons of the sea and land just the stuff of legend, or is there more to the story? Yes, there's much more.
Modified segment of "Carta marina" by Olaus Magnus, 1539
There are many accounts of dragons throughout history. (Remember, the word dinosaur had not been invented yet.) The mocker "quoted" above might say, "Yeah, but people were bringing fears and myths from their primordial evolutionary past with them. Stuff like scary monsters, God, and stuff that we have progressed past as we evolved". Such presuppositions preclude people from actually examining the evidence. After all, even though the logical conclusion is that dinosaurs and man existed together, which threatens the alleged millions of years age of the Earth, which in turns threatens dust-to-Darwin evolutionism, which requires the aforementioned millions of years to happen. The concept of recent creation instead of long-term mindless evolution is anathema to secularist and Bible compromisers.

Consider that people were actually giving accounts of what they saw. Sure, there would be some sensationalism and embellishments from frightened folks, but the details are often very similar, even on a global scale. Say, how about that sea dragon found on a Danish ship, anyway?
On August 11 [2015], researchers from Södertörn University in Sweden raised an ancient 660-pound ship's prow from the floor of the Baltic Sea. The 11-foot-long beam features an exquisite dragon carving. Discovery News wrote that Marcus Sandekjer, head of the nearby Blekinge Museum which aided the extraction "believes it looks like a monstrous dog." It fits in well with other sea-serpent artwork in history.

Carvings and written descriptions of a dog-headed, long-necked sea serpent called "ketos" in Greek are found sprinkled across the ancient world. An online search for "ketos" reveals a consistent theme. Similar-looking features found on artwork from several countries span over a thousand years. One possible reason why all these different artists illustrated the same basic water creature—on figurines, paintings, tapestries, mosaics, and carvings— was that they had live animals to reference. But few researchers think this way.
To read the rest, click on "Sea Serpent on Danish Ship Prow". 




   

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