Waco Mammoth Fossil Site
by Spenser Miner
It is also unique because some of the fossils that were found were kept where they were discovered so that visitors can see were the fossils were originally. They constructed a building around the bones to help preserve them. Mammoth remains as well as a camel and a saber cat tooth were also discovered. They have tour guides that take you on a small trip into the building and tell you about the place. They also have people to talk about how they lived and what type of an environment they lived in.
Not only does it have a fossil site but it has a small scale (fake) dig site, for people to see what it's like to be an Paleontologist. Kids are armed with shovels and brushes and try their luck at discovering bones. The guide explains how they would use these tools on a dig site and how important it is to record all the data.
There are several theories on how they went extinct. I think it had to of been something massive such as a comet or meteor, something that could kill thousands of living things at once. One theory is that a meteor or a comet, something with a huge radius, crashed into the Earth. This had catastrophic consequences for the animals. The sun was blocked by all the debris in the atmosphere causing the plants to die. This had a ripple effect on the food chain. If the plants were dying, this meant that the herbivores were losing their food source. If the herbivores were dying from starvation then this also affect the carnivores. The large animals could not survive if most of the plants died.
How It All Started
This doesn't necessarily mean their beliefs are wrong, it just means they don't have any scientific proof. The bible is a book written by men. We are asked to believe what it says based on faith. Science, on the other hand, gives us proof of how the dinosaurs were created, evolution over millions of years. I choose to believe fact over opinion.