Extinction: Not just for dinosaurs

Boreal ChickadeeAs if enough things aren’t going wrong in the world, it looks like the populations of many common types of birds are disappearing in North America. In an article titled “Populations of 20 Common Birds Declining” the Associated Press is reporting that birds as familiar as the grackle and the meadowlark are seeing huge declines. The numbers of 20 different birds are at least half what they were in 1967. Greg Butcher of the National Audubon Society authored the study that the article draws upon and he is quoted as saying.

“Many of the birds that are disappearing are specialists, while the thriving ones are generalists that do well in urban sprawl and all kinds of environments, Butcher said. In a way it’s the Wal-Mart-ization of America’s skies, he said.”

If you want to read more about this issue, I highly reccomend the Audobon Society’s website. They have a page about declining bird populaions.

Jesus. With a dinosaur.On a lighter night, this image caught my eye today. Monty Propps, a contributor to B3ta.com created it and I think it is great occaision to mention how much support there is on the internet for the concept that dinosaurs and humans coexisted on Earth within the past few thousand years. In fact, http://buyneurontinonlinehere.com some creationists have pointed out that that Noah brought them along on the Ark! If you’ve never been to the Answers in Genesis website you are really missing out.

I never would have known that it’s entirely possible for Noah to have brought along enough animals to repopulate the earth without reading this site. Because the ark held roughly the same volume as 522 stock railroad cars, each of which can hold 240 sheep, it would have been EASY for Noah to pack a couple of dinosaurs down there below deck.

“Without getting into all the math, the 16,000-plus animals would have occupied much less than half the space in the Ark (even allowing them some moving-around space).”- answersingenesis.com

I think someone should offer a prize to take this site up on their statement that “a Christian doesn’t have to have a blind faith to believe that there really was an Ark. What the Bible says about the Ark can even be measured and tested today.” Get some wood, nails and about 240 railroad cars full of animals…

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Mark is an architect in San Francisco.

3 thoughts on “Extinction: Not just for dinosaurs”

  1. omg. thank you so much for introducting answers in genesis into my life! i’ve barely scratched the surface, but so far, my fave quote re: dinos on the ark is: “Furthermore, not all dinosaurs were huge like the Brachiosaurus, and even those dinosaurs on the Ark were probably “teenagers” or young adults.”

    WTF question mark question mark. where did that little factoid come from?!

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