November 16, 2020 | David F. Coppedge

Dinosaur Swims to Rescue Darwin

A duck-billed dinosaur had to swim like a duck over an ocean to save the evolutionary timeline from falsification.

It’s incredible how the secular media will accept ridiculous notions in order to keep the HMS Charlie afloat. We’ve seen the rafting hypothesis used to explain how monkeys got to the New World, but this one seems beyond belief. Has Charlie hired duck-billed dinosaurs as his personal lifeguards?

The fossil of a duckbill dinosaur has been found on the ‘wrong’ continent (Live Science).

The final chapter of dinosaur history is a tale stretching across two very different worlds, each a vast supercontinent dominated by its own unique mix of predators and herbivores.

Fossilized remains of a plant eater common to one of the two major land masses have been unexpectedly unearthed in rocks belonging to the other, prompting paleontologists to ask just how it managed to make such a leap.

“It was completely out of place, like finding a kangaroo in Scotland,” says University of Bath paleontologist Nicholas Longrich, who led a study on the recent discovery.

Tie me kangaroo down, sport; this is amazing. Teeth of a lambeosaur, a type of hadrosaur (duck-billed dinosaur) were found in Morocco. This dinosaur could not have walked to Africa, Longrich says. So how did it get there? Maybe it paddled: that’s the “theory rescue” hypothesis.

This small juvenile was too small to have paddled across hundreds of kilometers of ocean, even if the adults were strong swimmers. The lifeguard dinosaur may have had a surfboard to paddle out on.

But theories of smaller animals rapidly crossing oceans on floating rafts of vegetation abound – why not a relatively tiny dinosaur?

“Once-in-a-century events are likely to happen many times. Ocean crossings are needed to explain how lemurs and hippos got to Madagascar, or how monkeys and rodents crossed from Africa to South America,” says Longrich.

illustration by Brett Miller

Longrich just dug his hole deeper. If this were plausible, observers have had centuries to watch large animals rafting across oceans on floating rafts. How often do they see hippos swimming to Madagascar? How many ships have looked down at monkeys crossing from Africa to vacation spots in Brazil?

Rather than hiding in shame, Longrich is proud of the fact that “”As far as I know, we’re the first to suggest ocean crossings for dinosaurs.” His team published it in Cretaceous Research., concluding, “Dispersal across marine barriers also occurs in other hadrosaurid lineages and titanosaurian sauropods, suggesting oceanic dispersal played a key role in structuring Mesozoic terrestrial dinosaur faunas.

Now Longrich is really reaching. Titanosaurs are among the largest dinosaurs that ever lived. If one of them stepped on a “raft of vegetation,” would the raft hold it? How big must the rafts be that he is imagining?

The only reason for this fanciful tale is the need to preserve the millions-of-years timeline. Darwin needs those precious millions of years to get human brains from bacteria by the Stuff Happens Law. Unfortunately for them, septillions of years in a multiverse would not be enough for the miracles evolutionists believe in.

Interesting that Longrich believes a raft of vegetation could have boated a titanosaur across an ocean, but would never accept the idea that an intelligently-designed Ark built to carry heavy animals could have done it. This is more proof that everybody believes in miracles. Some believe in intelligently-designed miracles; others believe in miracles of chance.


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