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Young Earth Creation Science Argument Index


D31:  A plesiosaur was found by a Japanese trawler in 1977


Edited by Greg Neyman



In 1977 a Japanese fishing trawler snagged a plesiosaur carcass

Source:   Kent Hovind and others



  1. Young earth creationists are divided on this one.  Young earth ministries Answers in Genesis and the Institute for Creation Research denounce this claim

  2. There is ample evidence which shows that this was a basking shark, and not a plesiosaur

  3. Even if it was a plesiosaur, this would not be a problem for old earth creationists.  For more, see Living Fossil


For more Reading:


Talk Origins article

Answers In Genesis article on the Japanese plesiosaur

Glen Kuban's Article on the Japanese Plesiosaur



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