What’s the story with the Delk tracks?

Aug 30, 2013

Discussion by: Dugman

In discussion with Creationists and through internet hunting I was made aware of Delk tracks – human/dinosaur tracks overlapping (ie showing coexistence). On YouTube there is a CT Scan demonstration that to a layman like myself appears to make sense. How do I argue aginst it?

12 comments on “What’s the story with the Delk tracks?

  • 1
    paulmarkj says:

    You tell the truth and say that these are footprints are not human & dinosaur at the same time. At best, the people showing this evidence are badly mistaken, at worst they are faking evidence.

    Report abuse

  • 4
    Alan4discussion says:

    In reply to #2 by Words:

    Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creation-Evidence-Museum
    The wikipedia article contains interesting information (including information on Delk tracks) and interesting links. The Delk traces seem to be crude fakes.

    @link – All of the creationist exhibits have been strongly criticized as incorrectly identified dinosaur prints, other fossils, or outright forgeries.

    Even creationists, Ham, and AIG say Baugh’s claims are misleading!

    @link – Creationist organizations such as Answers in Genesis and Creation Ministries International have criticized Baugh’s claims saying he “muddied the water for many Christians … People are being misled.”[1] Don Batten, of Creation Ministries International wrote: “Some Christians will try to use Baugh’s ‘evidences’ in witnessing and get ‘shot down’ by someone who is scientifically literate.

    It’s just another deluded faith-thinker spouting his own variation of scientifically illiterate nonsense!

    Report abuse

  • Delk track

    I would think you could prove it was a fake by:

    1. carbon 14 dating of vegetable matter in the substrate.
    2. compare the footprint of a real footprint walking. It looks like someone was creating an ultra-clear footprint rather than casually walking.
    3. It came from a Christian in Texas whose only accomplishment in life was this fake.
    4. compare the dinosaur track with a real one. This one looks as if it wore made with a cookie cutter.

    Report abuse

  • 8
    DocWebster says:

    With at least 50 million years between dinosaurs and what would become our ancestors I would say right off the bat that an implied facepalm is all the Delk tracks deserve. Engagement only encourages the morons.

    Report abuse

  • 9
    Cairsley says:

    In reply to #6 by OHooligan:

    Oops. I thought it said “Dalek Tracks”. Which would have been more interesting.

    Daleks were keen on exterminating. Did they exterminate the dinosaurs? Dr Who may be able to help us with that, if only we could contact him.

    Report abuse

  • 10
    aldous says:

    A very youthful-looking Dawkins, back in the 1980s, made a documentary with a segment where he was scathing about the supposed man tracks in the Paluxy River.

    It’s amazing how these tall tales persist. I suppose, like the Loch Ness Monster, it’s good for the tourist trade.

    Dawkins Paluxy River

    Report abuse

  • If you want to understand evolution, read some books on evolution.
    If you want to understand creationism, read some books on creationism.

    Report abuse

Leave a Reply

View our comment policy.