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Using the evolutionary claim that dinosaurs evolved into birds as a base, which is scientifically impossible and Biblically false, Else began working with the idea of dinosaurs giving milk to their young in a manner similar to bird—like pigeons, emperor penguins, and flamingos. They feed their young from crop glands at the back of the throat by opening their mouths. Paleontologists already knew that dinosaur babies grew quickly, like pigeons grow to 85% of their adult size in just four weeks. Else assumed that there must be similar events happening to cause the two similar results. He observed that milk is often “spiked” with additives, such as antibodies, antioxidants, calcium, minerals, fat, protein, carotenoids, and growth hormones. If dinosaurs did the same thing, then the mystery of their rapid growth would be solved.

Else decided to take his hypothesis and apply it to the herbivorous duckbills: Hadrosaurs. These are pretty common in the fossil record, so a fair amount is known about them. Hadrosaurs were herd breeders with nest-bound young fed by parents. There is also strong evidence that hadrosaurs raised their hatchlings in vast nesting colonies where they cared for them for some time, similar to the nesting colonies of seabirds. Baby hadrosaurs would not have been able to feed themselves enough to sustain life, yet somehow they managed to grow rapidly—from a 300-gram hatchling to a 20-kilogram juvenile in just eight weeks. Personally, knowing it was eight weeks is a just guess, since fossils do not tell time but are merely a splint moment captured in stone.

Professor Frank Seebacher, of the University of Sydney, has told Australian Geographic that the controversial idea will be very difficult to prove and will likely remain only an idea, although that’s what science is made of. With the modern trend of dinosaur bones, such as finding fossilized skin, fully mummified corpses, and even un-fossilized blood (look these up online or inquire in the comments), we may prove it yet. But Paul Else is probably hypothesizing the wrong method of milk-production. Birds would not be applicable except to the winged pterosaurs, which are the flying dinosaurs.

God is pretty clear in Lamentations 4:3 that dragons lactate, because they have “shad”, or the mammalian pouch(s) to hold and dispense milk. Birds do not lactate, which disqualifies Else’s hypothesis as far as method. He is almost certainly correct about dinosaurs and milk, because God agrees, but he needs to think more mammalian and less avian. This is just one Biblical example of why getting your scientific information in-line with The Bible is important. It’s so you don’t go into mythology, such as evolution.

AmbassadorHerald, Deviantart 11 Comments [4/20/2017 1:37:12 AM]
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Mister Spak

This is just one example of what happens when you don't get your pseudoscience from a reputable source.

4/20/2017 4:55:50 AM


"Scientifically impossible" - citation needed.
"Biblically false" - redundant.
And down and down the rabbit hole we go . . .

4/20/2017 5:05:51 AM

Scientifically impossible would likely be biblically true. Biblically true would be scientifically impossible.

4/20/2017 5:08:46 AM

Doubting Thomas

If dinosaurs fed their offspring milk, they'd have been mammals.

But when you start with the conclusion that something is false because it's not biblical, then all sort of nuttery will follow.

4/20/2017 6:05:02 AM


@Doubting Thomas
Some birds feed their chicks milk,so dinosaurs might did the same thing.

4/20/2017 6:40:32 AM


Ah yes - Dragon's milk

4/20/2017 6:41:58 AM


Using science as science is scientifically impossible?
"Biblically false" is just as valid as "Narnian false".

Hypotheses are ideas not yet formulated into theories.
All science begins with ideas, yes.

God is pretty clear that rabbits chew the cud, and that insects have four legs.

Honey, breasts aren't pouches, they are glands.
Monotremes lactate, don't they?

This Else guy sounds more like he was talking about birds giving their kids digested food, as he was talking about "milk" from the mouth, not from mammary glands.

It's the Bible that is mythology, stupid, not science.

4/20/2017 7:05:40 AM

Nomen Nescio

Frogflayer must be in my geographical region; i don't think that brew is exported very far. and yes, it IS amazing stuff.

4/20/2017 7:55:38 AM


"...which is scientifically impossible and Biblically false."

Says who? This may well be the dumbest statement I've read this year and with the Drumpf running wild, that's saying a lot.

4/20/2017 11:02:20 AM

Philbert McAdamia

scientifically impossible and Biblically false,

That's why dinosaurs evolving into birds is a miracle.
You believe in miracles, don't you?

4/20/2017 11:40:15 AM

Shepard Solus

"Dinosaurs became birds? But that are scientopically unpossible!" [/Ralph Wiggum]

4/20/2017 12:16:50 PM

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