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Readers' Views: Dinosaurs are in the Bible

Posted 3/5/13

Editor,

I would like to take issue with one particular statement that Herbert C. Moore made in his Readers’ Views letter (“Here’s another attempt to teach calculus to a cat,’’ Press And Journal, Feb. 27).

 

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Readers' Views: Dinosaurs are in the Bible

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Editor,

I would like to take issue with one particular statement that Herbert C. Moore made in his Readers’ Views letter (“Here’s another attempt to teach calculus to a cat,’’ Press And Journal, Feb. 27).

In his letter supporting evolution, Mr. Moore wrote: “Oh, wait, I forgot – there’s no mention of dinosaurs in the Bible, so, I guess, they never existed. Neither they nor any other creatures found in the fossil record.’’ If Mr. Moore were to search online for the definitions of “behemoth” and “leviathan,” he would discover that Wikipedia gives several choices, and one of them is “dinosaur.’’ And Wikipedia also quotes the references in the Bible where those words are found.

While I cannot prove that those words definitely referred to dinosaurs, neither can Mr. Moore prove that they do not.

I checked the 40th and 41st chapters of Job in quite a few versions of the Bible and, for lack of a better description, the words “behemoth” and “leviathan” are consistently used in most of them.


                                                                                                    G. Edward Carpenter
                                                                                                    Lower Swatara Twp.