Monday, August 29, 2011

Rough Beasts In Eden

The gorilla's teeth represent a high-water mark. Natural history illustration will be feeling that blow for some time to come. Illustration by Earle and Bonnie Snellenberger, copyright 2001 by Ken Ham, from Dinosaurs Of Eden.

Dinosaurs Of Eden is a children's book by Ken Ham. He is a young-Earth creationist, and his work is everything you could ever ask from a young-Earth creationist educational dinosaur book. If you're curious, I've got got a post concerning it over on my blog.

Oh, and the lemons? It's not stated specifically, but my guess is that in Eden, lemons were sweet. Which suggests that Ham believes that quinces were likewise edible -- but what do you suppose his position on pine cones is? I'll bet it's something surprising!

4 comments:

Dinorider d'Andoandor said...

WTF!

:S

Peter Bond said...

Oh boy! Shocking! I, for one, would love to know why theropods have sharp teeth if they were vegetarians!?! Haha!

Sean Craven said...

Well. According to the book, animals like pandas and iguanas use their fierce-looking fangs to eat plants.

It is all that good.

Trish said...

Well, at least this includes creatures who are *not* just from the Mesozoic Era and Quaternary Period, so... there's that.