Fossil tracks discovered in the Paluxy River bed near Glen Rose, Texas, have for years been presented as important evidence in the creation-evolution controversy. Some of the tracks were Interpreted as human-like, while others were obviously made by a dinosaur and since humans and dinosaurs were supposedly separated (in evolutionary thinking) by about 65 million years, this interpretation was not allowable by evolutionists. As anticreationists Milne and Schafersman admit, "Such an occurrence, if verified, would seriously disrupt conventional interpretations of biological and geological history and would support the doctrines of creationism and catastrophism." These data were "the data which evolutionists feared the most" as paleontologist Tony Thulburn, President of the Australian APE (Association for the Protection of Evolution) related to me on January 8 1986. In 1982, the American Humanist Association began sponsoring a team of four scientists In a continuing attempt to discredit the project, and anti-creationists have over the years published a number of tirades consisting primarily of ridicule and "ad hominem" arguments.


Ichnofossils, creationism, evolution


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