A New ‘Biggest Dinosaur’

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Patagonia, in South America, used to be known for extraordinarily big men. Now it’s known for extraordinarily big dinosaurs.

The newest contender for the crown, Patagotitan, was discovered in 2012 and only presented to the world this year. Scientists calculate it as being roughly the size of eleven elephants, and some 120 feet long.

Bob Bakker, the paleontologist who did more than anyone to change the public perception of dinosaurs, once told me he thought God must have taken real delight in creating these giants. Who am I to disagree?

Now that they’re looking for them in the Southern Hemisphere, scientists keep discovering bigger and cooler dinosaurs–it’s hard to keep track of them all. We needn’t take the Darwinian spiel seriously, and we do have to allow for normal human error in reconstructing the whole animal from an incomplete set of bones: but we can certainly step back and admire God’s handiwork.

Any animal this size really ought to make us humble. And this is Mr. Nature, with more of God’s stuff, signing off.

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations.

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5 responses to “A New ‘Biggest Dinosaur’

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    Thanks, Mr. Nature, dinosaurs are so cool. Fossil footprints of dinosaurs and human footprints have been discovered together in Texas and other places: https://creation.com/human-and-dinosaur-fossil-footprints

  • UnKnowable

    I’ve seen stegosaurus footprints in uplifted rock in Colorado. It’s a humbling thought, to imagine that this amazing creatures once walked only a few miles from where I lived.

    The discovery of soft tissue in dinosaur bones seems to cast a great deal of doubt on the “official” narrative. Were it not for the politics of it all, this would have been the paleontological discovery of all time.

    • leeduigon

      I exchanged several emails with Dr. Mary Schweitzer, the scientist who was the first to publish soft tissue in a dinosaur fossil. Boy, they let her have it with both barrels! But she survived it: because, once she had shown how to find soft tissue, everybody started finding it and the scientific establishment could no longer paint her out as an incompetent dodo who mistook bathtub ring bacteria for T. rex blood cells.

      Dr. Schweitzer, by the way, is a Christian and a very nice person.

      • UnKnowable

        It astounds me that “science” is so quick to suppress facts which don’t support their narrative. I thought it was supposed to be about the search for truth, but “truth” has come to mean supporting the party line.

        If one believes in a global flood, the ramifications of this are far-reaching indeed. Such an event would have a huge effect on the timeline of world history and not one human knows just what conditions were before this event.

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