T-Rex A Plant Eater?
The creation view gives valuable insight concerning dinosaur diets. Genesis 1:29-30 declares that originally all animals, as well as people, were plant eaters. Thus the early world was entirely vegetarian in nature. After the fall of man some of the animal world became carnivorous. Whenever it is suggested that dinosaurs were once vegetarians, the scoffers roll their eyes.
However, a recent study now suggests that many of these mighty beasts actually preferred leafy greens over raw flesh.
The latest news from Proceedings of the National Academy of Science journal will stomp on evolutionary hopes – and everything you learned from secular children's books..
It turns out that many of the bone-crushing, flesh-ripping dinosaurs in the theropod family, which includes the mighty T-Rex and Velociraptor, were actually veggie eaters. The researchers studied 90 theropods, determining that many of them preferred a leafy green diet.
This is probably the saddest, worst gift any kid would receive this year: Paleontologists Lindsay Zanno and Peter Makovicky say in a research paper that most theropods—the family of the T-Rex and the Velociraptor—were actually vegetarians.
According to the two paleontologists at Chicago's Field Museum—most of the dinosaurs that we believed to be meat eaters were actually plant eaters. In fact, they say hunting theropods like the Velociraptor and the Tyrannosaurus Rex were the exception to this rule.
Their study—Herbivorous ecomorphology and specialization patterns in theropod dinosaur evolution, which appeared in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences—has detected "21 morphological features that exhibit statistically significant correlations with extrinsic fossil evidence of coelurosaurian herbivory, such as stomach contents and a gastric mill."
After studying 90 theropod species, their conclusion is that vegetarianism was widespread and "contrary to previous thought, hypercarnivory was relatively rare and potentially secondarily derived."
This new research firmly supports what creation scientists have assumed for some time. It’s time to start seeing these animals in a biblical context.
Book creation speaker Larry Dye the Creation Guy for a creation seminar.