Arctic dinosaurs found, according to reports in Live Science, 25 April 2009 and Naturwissenschaften April 2009, p495. A team of palaeontologists led by Pascal Godefroit, of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences has found “a diverse stash of dinosaur fossils laid down just a few million years before the big impact, along what’s now the Kakanaut River of northeastern Russia.” This about 70 degrees latitude, i.e. above the Arctic Circle.
The fossils included egg shell fragments of hadrosaurs and “non-avian theropods” indicating “at least several late Cretaceous dinosaur taxa could reproduce in the polar region and were probably year-round residents of high latitudes.” The researchers also found fossilized leaves, indicating a temperate climate when the dinosaurs were buried.
Editorial Comment: Dinosaur fossils have also been found in the opposite end of the world in Antarctic regions, and on every continent in between, indicating that they were able to live all over the globe. This could only happen if the climate all over the world was warm and wet enough able to support abundant vegetation, and not get too cold for reptiles.
Genesis describes the original created world as being all very good, i.e. there was no place where it was too dangerous for living things. This is no longer true, because the Bible also tells us the world ceased to be good when man rebelled against his Creator. God cursed the ground, and later judged the world with the world-wide flood of Noah. Climate change then kicked in with extremes of temperatures becoming the norm. This meant there were now large stretches of territory where reptiles could not, and still cannot live, including the high arctic.
Did you notice the evolutionary brainwashing in the description of some of the dinosaurs as “non-avian theropods”? This literally means “non-birds”. Everyone knows dinosaurs are not birds, but using this apparently technical language reinforces that belief that dinosaurs turned into birds. How important it is to read things with discernment.
Evidence News, 6 May 2009