On X-Mas I gave good ol’ PZ a visit. He had up a quote from Rick Warren:
I believed that evolution and the account of the Bible about creation could exist along side of each other very well. I just didn’t see what the big argument was all about. I had some friends who had been studying the Bible much longer than I had who saw it differently…Eventually, I came to the conclusion, through my study of the Bible and science, that the two positions of evolution and creation just could not fit together. There are some real problems with the idea that God created through evolution… My prayer is that you will have this same experience!
The Bible’s picture is that dinosaurs and man lived together on the earth, an earth that was filled with vegetation and beauty…man and dinosaurs lived at the same time…From the very beginning of creation, God gave man dominion over all that was made, even over the dinosaurs.
After that, I decided to give my X-Mas presents the attention they richly deserved. The adverb that describes the way my mother-in-law shopped for me is ‘awesomely’. She got me Jack Kirby’s The Eternals, Book 1 and (!) Jack Kirby’s Devil Dinosaur [amazon].
Here are a few choice panels. First, from The Eternals #1:
And from Devil Dinosaur #6:
Do you suppose Rick Warren’s friends have been sneaking peeks at old issues of Devil Dinosaur, to fill in some of the dinosaur-related gaps in the text? As the first issue announces: “Since the picture of genesis is still incomplete – this may be the most sensational origin of all time!” And ‘Moon Boy, the first human’ has the ability to control Devil …