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Dino drawing or mud stain: proof of creation?

By T.K. Randall
March 28, 2011 · Comment icon 84 comments

Image Credit: Xabier Eskisabel
A controversial cave drawing has spurred debate on whether or not it constitutes proof of creationism.
The drawing which is thought to be thousands of years old is located in a cave in southeastern Utah and appears to depict the shape of a dinosaur leading some to believe that it represents proof humans and dinosaurs co-existed. Scientists have universally condemned this conclusion however, leaning instead towards the theory that the drawing's shape can be attributed to mud stains on the wall.
Dinosaur or mud stain? An ancient cave drawing high on a rock formation in southeastern Utah has stirred a skirmish of sorts between creationists who believe it's proof that humans and dinosaurs lived together, and scientists who say no way.


Source: Discovery News | Comments (84)




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Comment icon #75 Posted by aquatus1 13 years ago
I tend to think that as much as seems to make sense that artwork should not be something that needs to evolve like technology...the simple fact of the matter is that this is precisely how it did. It is easier, perhaps, if you think of it in terms of techniques. A human has pretty much the same physical skills and abilities that we have always had, however martial art techniques took millennia to develop, and continue to be developed as we learn more and more about the human body and psychology. Just because we had the physical ability to do it from the beginning does not mean that we had the c... [More]
Comment icon #76 Posted by Wookietim 13 years ago
I tend to think that as much as seems to make sense that artwork should not be something that needs to evolve like technology...the simple fact of the matter is that this is precisely how it did. It is easier, perhaps, if you think of it in terms of techniques. A human has pretty much the same physical skills and abilities that we have always had, however martial art techniques took millennia to develop, and continue to be developed as we learn more and more about the human body and psychology. Just because we had the physical ability to do it from the beginning does not mean that we had the c... [More]
Comment icon #77 Posted by danielost 13 years ago
Hmm... the dinosaur is different from the image next to it. The man looks very faded and white- the 'dinosaur' looks relatively new, and almost completely unscratched or aged. I could easily see someone drawing it as a joke, trying to make a stylized dinosaur in the pre-history style of drawing. It's also in Utah, an extremely relgious state. Maybe someone drew it thinking it would disprove evolution or something? you did read the part where the people who took the pics. couldnt get into the cave.
Comment icon #78 Posted by jbondo 13 years ago
Here's the thing: I see the argument of depiction being skewed because the people didn't use scale or they weren't being photo realistic. However, if you think it thru there is an argument for the other side. How many people draw and paint? Those who have artistic talent or just anyone? Most that don't have this talent don't bother trying but those that do have talent are likely to use it. That being said, it's likely that most cave drawings which are reasonably recognizable are done by the artists of the time. Therefore they would in fact be scaled within reason and depictions would be fairly... [More]
Comment icon #79 Posted by Viral 13 years ago
Heaven forbid they have dinosaurs but scientists are quick to jump on the alien theory when they see weird stuff. Lol. I think it was probably done by a 5 year old cave baby. And when we are all dead we will look back and laugh at it. I can almost imagine it went down like the Mayan calender, someone does a half-assed job and thousands of years later people go ape **EDIT** over it. **Family forum, Viral.**
Comment icon #80 Posted by booNyzarC 13 years ago
You may be perfectly correct... I find it interesting that the more (I don't know how to phrase it so I am using the best word I can) "Fanatsy" type concepts seem to evolve alongside other things Humans do... Not only art, but also writing. Take a look at "the Iliad" - a wonderful piece of work that deserves to be read but far from what one would call a complex and involving character piece. Characters are moved around like pieces on a chessboard in it with almost no regard to their interior mindset. That seems to echo the artwork of primitive man - which leads one to wonder if primitive man w... [More]
Comment icon #81 Posted by Dr.No 13 years ago
You do know this can be interpreted as a snake being cooked on a fire. Look a lot like a snake to me any way
Comment icon #82 Posted by Surreptitious 13 years ago
I didn't read all the comments, but I'm assuming this whole charade was created to find some supposed "truth" to the creationist story. Creation Museum make their money off of "believers". Using genesis as a basis is not the best way to fund research or to do research in general. Show me the money.
Comment icon #83 Posted by DigitalDreamer 13 years ago
I didn't read all the comments, but I'm assuming this whole charade was created to find some supposed "truth" to the creationist story. Creation Museum make their money off of "believers". Using genesis as a basis is not the best way to fund research or to do research in general. Show me the money. Aint that the truth!
Comment icon #84 Posted by SilverCougar 13 years ago
You know what tells me this is not a dino? The tail. Even though people back then were very ..what we call "stylized" in their pictographs (Some theories as to why is because to show humans in the same detail as other animals was a taboo) They were actually pretty accurate in their depiction of animals. And through studies of the dinosaur bones that we have, we know that the sauropods (which this .. to the untrained naked eye looks like) did not have that long of a tail, nor did they cary it down like that. It was held straight out. Kind of like a counter balance.


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