Proof of God?

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Spinosaurus

In reading about the discovery of Spinosaurus, a giant, swimming, meat-eating dinosaur, I was struck by the thought that such a beast is a good ‘pro’ argument in the debate about the existence of God.

Let me explain.

According to the articles I read, the Spinosaurus was 50 feet long and big enough to eat animals the size of killer whales. It lived about 155 million years ago. It swam and ate meaty things. It was a fearsome carnivore. If alive today, it would hunt killer whales and sharks. Ponder that for a moment.

Here’s where the proof of God comes into play.

If such a creature were in existence when humans began to think about sea-faring exploration, those endeavors would have been short-lived. Any sailors in their right mind would have turned the boat right around and headed back to land if they caught site of one of those beasts swimming in open water.

Failure to explore and migrate by sea would have limited human development.

So, God (and I mean that in a supreme being sort of way, not in a religious way) must have known that the Spinosauri (plural of Spinosaurus?) would have had to die out before human life could flourish.

Ergo, the natural extinction of the Spinosaurus equates to the existence of a God.

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2 comments

  1. I myself am a Christian, but this is not proof of God. This is a circumstantial argu — crap you know this already and are just being tongue and cheek about it.

    Carry on.

  2. I’m not sure if this is satire, but I’m going to say it anyway. No. Spinosaurus would have to go extinct anyway for humans, or really any large mammals to exist, because ecologically, large reptiles and large mammals cannot coexist in the same ecosystem. Two animals cannot fill the same niche, because one will just end up outcompeting the other. That’s why the only mammal fossils from the Mesozoic were about the size of an opossum or smaller. When the non-avian dinosaurs went extinct, the small mammals that survived took up the space that was left by the giant reptiles.
    Also, you have to take into account that not all dinosaurs lived at the same time. Spinosaurus lived in the Early Cretaceous, several million years before the last dinosaurs such as T. rex. If God realized that dinosaurs would be dangerous to human development, why would he kill off Spinosaurus and then create more dangerous predators that lived on land, in closer proximity to humans? Also why would he have created dinosaurs at all if his end goal was to create humans, and dinosaurs are counterproductive to human existence?

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