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Question: Do you have any material that will elaborate on dinosaurs?
Answer: Here is a starter. Go to Answers in Genesis at http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/dinosaurs.asp You may want to search and explore this entire site. Here are some suggestions:
Dinosaur Bones: Just how old are they really?
Dinosaurs. Read the other linked articles on this page.
Were dinosaurs on Noah's Ark?
How did all the animals fit on Noah's Ark?
From our links page, you can go to similar sites such as the Institute for Creation Research at http://www.icr.org . Using their search engine, you should be able to find plenty of information.
Question: I was wondering if U had any comment on evolution. Why could god have made the Neanderthal?
Answer: That's a good question, Drew. But since I am not an anthropologist or scientist, I would first like to turn to respected expert who is well qualified to give some background into the Neanderthal man: David N. Menton, Ph.D. He wrote an article titled, Making Monkeys Out of Man. I suggest you read the whole article, but here is an excerpt:
"Most of the misconceptions about Neanderthal man resulted from the claims of a Frenchman (Marcelin Boule) who, in 1908, studied two Neanderthal skeletons that were found in France (LeMoustier and La Chapelle-aux-Saints). Boule declared Neanderthal men to be anatomically and intellectually inferior brutes who were more closely related to apes than humans. He asserted they had a slumped posture, a "monkey-like" arrangement of certain spinal vertebrae, and even claimed that their feet were of a "grasping type" (like those of gorillas and chimpanzees). Boule concluded that Neanderthal man could not have walked erectly, but rather must have walked in a clumsy fashion. These highly biased and inaccurate views prevailed and were even expanded by many other evolutionists up to the mid-1950s.
"In 1957, the anatomists William Straus and A. J. Cave examined one of the French Neanderthals (La Chapelle-aux-Saints) and determined that the individual suffered from severe arthritis (as suggested by Virchow nearly 100 years earlier), which affected the vertebrae and bent the posture. The jaw also had been affected. These observations are consistent with the Ice Age climate in which Neanderthals had lived. They may well have sought shelter in caves and this, together with poor diet and lack of sunlight, could easily have lead to diseases that affect the bones, such as rickets. In any event, the big toe was definitely not prehensile (grasping) as Boule had claimed, and the pelvis was not found to be ape-like. In their report they commented that: "if he (Neanderthal man) could be reincarnated and placed in a New York subway provided he were bathed, shaved and dressed in modern clothing it is doubtful whether he would attract any more attention that some of its other denizens." (Quarterly Review of Biology, December, vol. 32, pp. 348-63) In fact, today one could dispense with the bath and the shave!
All the credible evidence I have seen points to the fact that the Neanderthal people were homo sapiens like you and me. Their history has been confused and manipulated by those who wanted to twist the facts to prove their theories about evolution. Their fraud has been exposed and admitted even by those who wanted to believe the opposite.
So the answer to your question is simply that God made humans in order to bring them into a personal love-relationship with Himself for all eternity.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
Jesus said, "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you." John 15:13-15
"So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend." Exodus 33:11
For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known." I Corinthians 13:12
Jesus said, "I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.... Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me...." John 17:20-24
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