Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association has opinions (usually reprehensible) about Muslims, abortion, gay marriage — the usual sticking points for far-right evangelical Christians. Now he’s trying his hand at paleontology, but it’s safe to say that his claims aren’t peer-reviewed.
On his Focal Point radio program this Tuesday, Fischer tried to explain why the dinosaurs went extinct from a young earth creationist’s perspective. Fischer takes the bible literally, which forces him to hold the belief that the earth is around 6,000 years-old. This belief system has led him, and others like him, down a rabbit hole that concludes humans coexisted with dinosaurs.
Despite his belief that dinosaurs were present on Noah’s Ark, Fischer tried to explain why they went extinct anyway by using a story about the extinction of a prehistoric rhino species as an example — the “Siberian Unicorn” rhino went extinct about 40,000 years ago due to diminished grasslands as a result of the ice age.
“I have no hesitation in saying this because I do not doubt the word of God — that man coexisted with dinosaurs,” Fischer said in a video clip flagged by Right Wing Watch.
“Now, people will tell me I’m a neanderthal, I’m a Cro-Magnon, this is superstition, this is an old wive’s tale,” he continued. “I don’t care because my trust and confidence is in the word of God. So that word of God indicates that we walked the earth with dinosaurs.”
According to Fischer, the “little tiny dinosaurs on the Ark” didn’t survive because the great biblical flood took away their food source.
“They were vegetarians, they were herbivores,” he said. “Now, the Tyrannosaurus was obviously a carnivore, with the kind of teeth it had, but what’s it going to eat? It has to eat herbivores, right? What else is there to eat?”
“If all of the vegetation is wiped out, what are the [herbivores] going to eat?” Fischer asked. “So they die out. They just literally starve to death and the Tyrannosauruses don’t have anything to eat, so they starve to death.”
Watch the video below, via Right Wing Watch:
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