Re: Flood Model and dinosaur tracks

Karen G. Jensen (
Wed, 3 Mar 1999 20:39:43 -0600

>> >sorting hypothesis like size and differential mobility. It simply cannot be
>> >explained using flood geology.
>> >
>> Unless you recognize that pregnant female dinosaurs would have to drop
>> their eggs at some time during a stressful year, that the nest sites were
>> water-laid, indicating inundation of the areas, and that the multiple
>> layers show repeated inundations.
>What does that mean, the nest sites were "water-laid"? They obviously weren't
>built underwater, were they?

No. I meant that the sediments in which they made the nests were water-laid.

You seem to be suggesting that during the flood,
>pregnant dinosaurs built nesting sites to drop their eggs, or perhaps that
>swimming desperately to avoid drowning, they dropped their eggs and the flood
>somehow floated in nesting material underneath them. What exactly are you

I am not aware of "nesting material", only of depressions with mounded
sides in which the eggs were laid.

I hadn't thought that they would release their eggs into the water, but I
suppose that could happen under duress. Some of the egg layers are strewn
with broken shell fragments, but that doesn't tell us whether the eggs
broke on the ground or not.

Yes, they show repeated inundations, since the nesting sites were
>covered, and then a new one built over the top in the next strata, but
>they had to
>be built while the ground was solid.

Yes, and I think an important question is how well-drained the sediments
were -- are most of the nests in sandy sediments, which would be "solid"
soon after the tide receeded, and could solidify more as the hours passed?
Are some in fine silt which would be expected to remain muddy for many
hours and days?

In a flood model, this means this seems
>impossible to justify.

OK. No harm in considering various possibilities -- multiple working

Thanks for your good questions.