New creationist theory: Humans domesticated T. Rex to ‘better their standard of living’

Creationist Explains How Humans Could Have Hunted The Tyrannosaurus Rex

A prominent creationist announced a new explanation for how humans were able to live and hunt with the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

A prominent creationist announced a new explanation for how humans were able to live and hunt with the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Dr. Joseph Mastropaolo, who a member of the Creation Science Hall of Fame and started a $10,000 wager in 2013 for anyone to disprove the literal reading of Genesis, believes that dinosaurs not only lived with humans, but were also domesticated.

“If we go back a thousand years, we probably had these so-called dragons roaming the earth,”Mastropaolo told Business Insider. “But they couldn’t be called ‘dinosaurs’ because that word hadn’t been invented yet.”

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Mastropaolo offered a theory that humans were able to survive alongside dinosaurs like the T-Rex, by outsmarting and using their developed minds to “trick” them.

“Human beings were smarter the further back we go in time because they have been less degenerated by the pollutants that we’ve been putting into the air, water, and soil,” he said. “T. Rex … could be herded into a blind canyon and have rocks dropped on their heads from above. And they’d soon be done in.”

He also went on to suggest that the large carnivore was most likely domesticated the “way we have domesticated cattle and elephants.”

“I can’t imagine that they wouldn’t be able to do it with [a dinosaur],” he said. “We know that animal husbandry goes back thousands of years. Why not? If people found out that there was a dinosaur that they were able to feed and domesticate, why not expect that they used that knowledge to better their standard of living?”

Many Americans — nearly half — believe in the literal interpretation of Genesis and Mastropaolo’s rejection of modern paleontology and the fundamental principals of science. He denies the overwhelming scientific evidence that show radiometric dating techniques to be reliable and grounded in physics.

“You have some historical accounts of who killed the dragon,” Mastropaolo said. “In the book of Job, he talks about Leviathan having a tail like a cedar tree. When you try to make an animal with a tail that big, then you’re in the process of creating something like one of those big dinosaurs in ancient times.”

Featured image via Business Insider



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    December 22, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Hey, as long as they teach this in Texas schools i’m cool with it. We all make up our myths, don’t we?

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    December 22, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Always in favor of any good way to identify the stupid among us.

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    December 22, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Also a little confused by the title of this article. Whose standard of living is being bettered? T-Rex or humans?

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    Jared Lethal Arts

    December 22, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Humans have never bettered the standard of living for anything but themselves intentionally.

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    December 22, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    So humans-I mean cavemen, may have corralled dinosaurs into canyons and dropped rocks on their heads and they would soon be done in. Really ?
    I am fairly certain man do not feed and domesticate any dinosaur and since dinosaurs were more than capable of feeding themselves and what would primitive man feed these critters other than other cavemen. Especially Raptors and T-Rex’s, they’re big on fresh meat/
    Did this Doctor get a hold of some of that famous Kool-aid that Jim Jones and his followers drank ?

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    Tom Bower

    December 22, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Apparently the good Dr. is not familiar with the burden of proof in regards to his wager.

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    James Downard

    December 22, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    The source interview is over 2 years old. I study the creationist subculture and their wacky methods in #TIP Troubles in Paradis project at http://www.tortucan.com & http://www.tortucan.wordpress.com, so some context:

    I wouldn’t say Mastropaolo is a major player in the YEC (Young Earth Creationist) gang. His invocation of the book of Job in the source article on dinos is pretty standard YEC dogma, except he said Leviathan rather than Behemoth (so the guy forgets even his own scripture) and requires only rewriting the book of Job to make the story fit. Behemoth was most likely the hippo, which like the story actually did live in rivers and eat grass, highly territorial and very dangerous (they still kill more people annually than lions or tigers) when turf invaded, stiffening its tail “like a cedar”. I go into all that YEC hijinks in “Dinomania” chapter of #TIP, pdfs at http://www.tortucan.wordpress.com.

    As for domesticaling carnivores, apart from the highly social wolf/dog bunch, no meat-chomper has ever been successfully domesticated, but since Mastrapaolo accepts a completely imaginary geology and paleontology, he may as well toss in animal husbandry into the fact shredder.

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    December 22, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    It would be just like the Flintstones, Willmaaaaaa……..

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    Tom Moe

    December 23, 2015 at 5:07 am

    Dead State is much like Fox News. Find the bizarre and present it like the norm. Did anyone here actually read a book on creation? Don’t need to answer as we can figure this out.
    Simply put, the origins of life make no sense at all without a designer. You can only make sense of it with the origins at an infinite source with huge amount of energy. The other option, “that nothing caused nothing to create everything,” is too great a leap of myth to be taken seriously.
    In a short explanation, that is Creation.

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    December 23, 2015 at 5:40 am

    Nice that you have a certain belief but please stop forcing it on everyone else. Those of us with the ability of independent thought like to base our belief system on facts.

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    December 23, 2015 at 7:02 am

    Thank you.

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    December 23, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Tom Moe Your inability to read, comprehend and accept science is YOUR problem. Your Creator fantasies are no more factual than Harry Potter with one exception. Harry Potter is a better story.

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    Travis Willard

    December 23, 2015 at 11:05 am

    I think it’s funny that you said “leap of myth” instead of “leap of faith”. Sometimes our attempt at wordplay says a lot about how our minds work.

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    Gregory Bradley

    December 23, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Actually, the law of increasing entropy almost demands life.
    No non biological process comes anywhere near life does in wasting energy and in that regard, we are indeed at the peak.

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    December 23, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Like we’ve domesticated the still living dinosaurs, the crocodiles and alligators.

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    Paul Lawley-Jones

    December 23, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    “The other option, “that nothing caused nothing to create everything,”…”

    Only creationists think this. Everyone else knows it’s not true.

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    December 24, 2015 at 12:24 am

    Ha! Thanks for stopping by and dropping some creation “knowledge” on us, but yes, we are familiar with creationist arguments as well as actual science.

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    Michael Vinson

    December 24, 2015 at 5:23 am

    Flintstones, meet the Flintstones…

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    Robert Hodge

    December 24, 2015 at 6:24 am

    James Downard: So no “meat-chomper” other than dogs/wolves has been successfully domesticated? Are you familiar with the “meat-chomper” known as the “domestic cat”?

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    Brooklyn Culture Jammers

    December 24, 2015 at 8:13 am

    see, if the T-rex had been domesticated and was an important part of pre-Biblical humans’ lives, why didn’t it get a mention in the Genesis story re Noah’s ark? Remember that fundies not only believe in 6,000 years of creation–they also believe in a giant flood that resets the clock on earthly life a few thousand years later. google ‘baramin’ and read how creationists try to explain kangaroos getting from Mount Ararat to Australia by floating on reeds.

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    December 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

    The book of Job was mention which was after the flood. So how did the dino’s survive the flood? Like wise why did creatures that god created need to be domesticated or have stones dropped on them?

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    December 24, 2015 at 10:04 am

    A god that came from nothing and always existed, yet is lacking in any form of actual evidence of existing in any tangible shape or form is too great a leap of myth to be taken seriously.
    In short, you took one thing that you decided was too hard to believe, and replaced it with another that’s even harder to believe and creates more problems/paradox’s than the last.

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