I live just 45 miles from the town of Glen Rose, Texas, which is the subject of this informative new feature article in The Texas Observer. (Or how should one describe it besides “informing”? Amusing, perhaps? Illuminating? Galling? Surreal?) I’ve been there, taken the tours, seen the dinosaur prints. But no human prints in among the reptilian ones, alas. Maybe I just wasn’t looking closely enough.
In the beginning, God created dinosaurs and humans, and they walked together in Texas. At least, according to many people in Glen Rose. The small town about 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth is home to some of the best-preserved dinosaur tracks in the world; it’s also a heavily Christian community where many locals interpret the book of Genesis literally. Their belief is bolstered by a phenomenon in the riverbed. Alongside the dinosaur tracks are what resident R.C. McFall and others call “man tracks”—tangible proof of biblical creation accounts and a refutation of the theory of evolution. Read the rest of this entry