ERIC Number: ED265059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
The Paluxy River Footprint Mystery--Solved.
Cole, John R., Ed.; Godfrey, Laurie R., Ed.
Creation/Evolution, v5 n1 Win 1985
This document points out that creationists claim that humans and dinosaurs lived together in Texas just before Noah's flood by citing alleged human footprints found side-by-side with those of dinosaurs in the Cretaceous limestone of the Paluxy River near Glen Rose, Texas. An investigation was conducted to determine if this claim were true. Findings of this investigation are reported and discussed in the papers included in this publication. They are: "Tracking Those Incredible Creationists" (R. J. Hastings), an investigative chronology of the Glen Rose creationists excavations from 1982 to the present; "Foot Notes of an Anatomist" (L. R. Godfrey), which examines the human and dinosaur footprints at the site; "Mantracks? The Fossils Say No!" (J. R. Cole, L. R. Godfrey, and S. D. Schafersman); "If I Had a Hammer" and "It Ain't Necessarily So: Giants and Biblical Literalism" (J. R. Cole). It is pointed out that the "mantracks" (the term given by creationists to the elongated channels or depressions found in rock) could have been formed by numerous mechanisms other than human involvement. Three pages of references conclude the document. (JN)
Descriptors: Creationism, Evolution, Paleontology, Religious Factors, Science Education, Scientific Research
Creation/Evolution Magazine, P.O. Box 146, Amherst Branch, Buffalo, NY 14226-0146 ($2.75; 10 or more, $1.75).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - General
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