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1.0 out of 5 stars Sad. Very sad..., February 19, 2008
This review is from: Dragons of the Deep: Ocean Monsters Past and Present (Hardcover)
I suppose parents who wish to indoctrinate their children into the comforts of creationism might actually rate this book very highly. After all, the artwork is pretty nicely done and it has the Biblical literalist's stamp of approval. If you're one of those parents who wishes to provide your child with a colorful book full of toothy seabeasts that is free of the complications of evolutionary theory then by all means have at it.

Those who wish to educate their children in actual science, though, who insist on high standards of evidence and want to pass those standards onto their children will have to look elsewhere. This book is the worst kind of pandering pablum you could possibly come across.

If your child is fascinated by prehistoric animals do him/her a favor; educate yourself in the subject. By all means read books like this, at least one or two, then read a book or two that directly address creationist claims. An excellent one to start with would be "Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters" by Donald Prothero. Then reread the creationist drivel. If you still want to buy this book for your kid then you, my friend, are beyond hope.
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Initial post: Jun 24, 2008 12:51:06 AM PDT
Jakkkke says:
"Actual science"? Have you ever read about "actual scientists" like Isaac Newton? You came from apes? You believe in the big bang? (No serious scientists believe that anymore, even atheists, its only purpose is INDOCTRINATION). If you hate God and the bible, his word, state so. Your ignorance shows through when you try to seperate God from science, which is the study of God's creation. You obvously went to public schools and did not read any further than what you were spoon fed. Sad. Remember, the Father gave his only Son for all of us, and He is the way, the truth, the life. He will return again. Learn about Him in his holy word, do not take the world's propaganda.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008 6:35:18 AM PDT
RealMama says:
"Ditto" to what Jakkkke states! :)

Posted on Oct 20, 2008 12:14:38 PM PDT
I agree with Jakkkke. Amazing the pathetic ignorance that will one day be realized - unfortunately - likely too late!

Posted on Mar 31, 2009 5:15:25 PM PDT
dreamer7777 says:
You said, "Those who wish to educate their children in actual science, though, who insist on high standards of evidence and want to pass those standards onto their children will have to look elsewhere...." LOL you are so funny!

You actually believe the propaganda that there is EVIDENCE for evolution? Ok, Where is it? All you have is old bones, fossils, and theories. If there were any evidence then evolutionists would not be so afraid of creationists. If there were any evidence for evolution the debate about evolution would be over. You have been brainwashed from early childhood by every dinosaur movie that starts, "Millions of years ago, dinosaurs roamed the earth..."

Funny, but if you read historians and literature from before Darwin's time, there are many discriptions of many kinds of dinosaurs who lived from 500 years ago to a few thousand years ago. Alexander the great, historians like Josephus and Herodotus, and writers from every culture described dinosaur-like animals, the large ones were called dragons because the name dinosaur hadn't been thought up yet.

And answer me this one question, why did a T-rex bone that was found in 2005 still have elasticity--preserved soft tissues within the bone? Probably many more would have been found if more dinasaur bones had been accidently broken during the dig---that bone is not 70 million years old! Of course, people who hate God cannot allow for any doubts within their religion of evolution and have scrambled to come up with an explaination, instead of just realizing that the bone is probably 500 to 700 years old.

Posted on May 6, 2010 7:36:50 AM PDT
Brett Davis says:
John, I whole-heartedly agree with you. Its interesting to see how many of the creationist-inspired comments are made by people who hide behind pseudonyms. I'm sure they have reasons for this. Anyway, I look forward to the predictable rambling insults that my comment will inspire.
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