Dinosaur Footprints in the Swiss Alps

3 Toed Dinosaur foot print reportedly found in Swiss Alps

Recently a very short but most interesting article about a very unusual find was posted on the internet.

What was it? Well.....

It seems that Dinosaur footprints have been found on a Swiss mountain!  The photo above is of one of the footprints. Notice the 3 toes which is very typical for a dinosaur footprint.

So, yes, this does look like a dinosaur footprint.  That is the 'evidence'.  I didn't see it in person so can't tell you for sure that it is there. But, assuming that the article is true and that this footprint (and the others) were found in the alps, then this is verrrrrrry interesting.

But, Hmmmm. How can this be?? Dinosaurs in the ALPS !  The Alps with all that snow and ice !

Well, 'how can this be' depends really upon which pair of glasses you are wearing when you examine this footprint.

The article, written from the long age world view (the Old Age / long age / Evolutionary glasses) claims that the dinosaur made these tracks more than 210 million years ago and the region at that time was a  tropical area.

But, looking at the same tracks from the YEC (Young Earth Creation) world view glasses, these footprints could have been made, and probably were, a few decades or a century or so after its 2 great great great (whatever) grandparents had embarked from Noah’s ark. 

Also, the location, Swiss Alps, is really not very far (as a crow flies or a dinosaur walks) from the presumed location of Noah’s ark (in the Mt. Aarat region of what is now the general area of the Turkey/Russia border). So it would not have been a long or impossible journey for the dinosaurs.

The earth’s climate for the first few hundred years after the flood, and before the ice age, was warm and wet and able to easily support animals as large as dinosaurs.  When the ice age was dominant, however, such large creatures couldn’t find enough vegetation to eat so most of them ultimately died. Others were killed by hunters. Hence, we don’t have many (any?) dinosaurs in the world, much less the alps, today. (But that is another story for another time in itself as apparently dinosaurs have been seen in the not too distant past).

The article doesn’t say how deep these prints were located, but, from the appearance of the picture, it looks as if they are close to the surface rather than hundreds and hundreds of feet deep. IF they were hundreds of feet deep, then a pre-flood scenario would be more likely.  But, IF near today’s surface, then a post-flood scenario, such as just described, is more likely.

Much much more could be written to explain what happened ‘after the flood’ and we will, from time to time fill in more details on future posts and by referring you to books and articles with more detailed explanations.

But the point of this post today is to show how and why folks come to different conclusions while looking at the very same evidence.  It all depends on which pair of glasses they are wearing: the Old Earth Glasses OR the Young Earth Glasses.

When you read articles, books, etc., always remember that the writer has on a special pair of glasses. Figure out which pair he /she is using (the Old Earth Worldview Glasses or the Young Earth Glasses). Then, look at the evidence and see which pair of glasses makes more sense. 

Now, to read the article itself, written using the ‘Old Earth / Evolutionary’ world view glasses,