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The Great Dinosaur Mistake

A Drastic Change

The conditions of the dry land were also changed: foliage was gone. So drastic were the conditions that God allowed man to do something he had not been allowed to do before. In Genesis 9 we read,

"And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered. Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood therof, shall ye not eat. And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man." (Genesis 9:1-6)

Here the conditions are shown to be so severe that God lifted his ban upon the eating of meat. No longer was man required to eat simply the vegetation, but now he was allowed to eat of the beast of the field. Every living creature was set at enmity with man and man with the creature. Creature began to prey upon creature, and these conditions also added to the demise of the great dinosaur.

The need for food was great. If dinosaurs, those large reptiles, were anything like their modern counterparts, it is quite easy to see why they were not fit to survive in large numbers. In the first place their life span was shortened reducing the time period available to grow to great sizes. Moreover, if the dinosaurs laid eggs in a shallow hole as does the iguana, the buzzards and vultures could easily see them and eat them, and we can see why few survived to perpetuate the race. Remember, there would be only two of these reptiles which suggests how easy it would be for extinction to occur.

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