Using the evolutionary claim that dinosaurs evolved into birds as a base, which is scientifically impossible and Biblically false, Else began working with the idea of dinosaurs giving milk to their young in a manner similar to bird—like pigeons, emperor penguins, and flamingos. They feed their young from crop glands at the back of the throat by opening their mouths. Paleontologists already knew that dinosaur babies grew quickly, like pigeons grow to 85% of their adult size in just four weeks. Else assumed that there must be similar events happening to cause the two similar results. He observed that milk is often “spiked” with additives, such as antibodies, antioxidants, calcium, minerals, fat, protein, carotenoids, and growth hormones. If dinosaurs did the same thing, then the mystery of their rapid growth would be solved.
Else decided to take his hypothesis and apply it to the herbivorous duckbills: Hadrosaurs. These are pretty common in the fossil record, so a fair amount is known about them. Hadrosaurs were herd breeders with nest-bound young fed by parents. There is also strong evidence that hadrosaurs raised their hatchlings in vast nesting colonies where they cared for them for some time, similar to the nesting colonies of seabirds. Baby hadrosaurs would not have been able to feed themselves enough to sustain life, yet somehow they managed to grow rapidly—from a 300-gram hatchling to a 20-kilogram juvenile in just eight weeks. Personally, knowing it was eight weeks is a just guess, since fossils do not tell time but are merely a splint moment captured in stone.
Professor Frank Seebacher, of the University of Sydney, has told Australian Geographic that the controversial idea will be very difficult to prove and will likely remain only an idea, although that’s what science is made of. With the modern trend of dinosaur bones, such as finding fossilized skin, fully mummified corpses, and even un-fossilized blood (look these up online or inquire in the comments), we may prove it yet. But Paul Else is probably hypothesizing the wrong method of milk-production. Birds would not be applicable except to the winged pterosaurs, which are the flying dinosaurs.
God is pretty clear in Lamentations 4:3 that dragons lactate, because they have “shad”, or the mammalian pouch(s) to hold and dispense milk. Birds do not lactate, which disqualifies Else’s hypothesis as far as method. He is almost certainly correct about dinosaurs and milk, because God agrees, but he needs to think more mammalian and less avian. This is just one Biblical example of why getting your scientific information in-line with The Bible is important. It’s so you don’t go into mythology, such as evolution.
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