Author: Darek Isaacs
Format: Soft cover
Audience: High School–Adult
Retail Price: $15
Dragon legends are found in nearly every culture around the globe. They have been thought to be myths.
Yet, mysteriously, these dragons sound a lot like the other giant scaled reptiles, dinosaurs. Could they be one and the same?
Surprisingly enough, the answer to this question is a powerful truth that confirms biblical authority and greatly weakens the theory of evolution. This book brings forth many new theories and evidence that are sure to fascinate the reader.
"For those who are truly willing to open their minds to thoughts other than those taught as absolute fact by the established educational system, it will behoove you to take a look at this. You might not agree but certainly it gives "evolution" theory (taught as observable fact without the observation part!) a counter argument. If the educational system is supposed to teach people "how to think" rather than "what to think", then why be afraid to look at a different point of view."
(L. I. - WA)
"It discusses how folk lore shared various similarities across the globe, and how more importantly that the word dinosaur did not even come about until the mid 1800s. Therefore every description prior to this would have used dragon. They showed many different types and how like with much other folk lore once mixed together you get the flying fire breathing reptile looking creatures. They also use a lot of scripture to show how history lines up with the bible. bottom line is if you want to know more about dinosaurs this is the dvd to check out!"
(C. B. - OR)
"I was blown away! As a Christian, the discussion of Dinosaurs was always a gray area, and basically left alone. It's really helped me understand where to place these ancient beasts in terms of God's creation. I would recommend it to everyone. Give it a try, what do you have to lose?"
(X. D. - NM)
"It laid out the argument clearly and presented many examples of evidence when viewed from a paradigm different than the one crammed down everyone's throats to support their position."
(D. T. - WA)
"I thought it was very thought provoking. The thesis was how could so many cultures have stories and legends containing dragons that were described the exact same. Most of these descriptions resemble those of dinosaurs according to the experts. The related DVD is actually broken up into two parts. The first part describes dragon stories, dragon art, and the use of dragons in culture in general like in China. They also discuss oral legends told by Maori people and Polynesians describing these dragons. They mention how historians like Herodotus, Josephus, and Marco Polo mentioned things like "giant lizards" in their writings. The conclusion drawn was that these dragons lived with man, and that they were dinosaurs. The second part of the documentary was much more scientific in nature. It is from a young earth point of view. The experts on the DVD wanted to explain how fossilization occurs, how it was possible that dinosaurs aren't as old as people think. For example, they point to evidence that dinosaurs and mammoths lived around the same time. Man and mammoths lived around the same time, thus, man lived with dinosaurs (A=B, B=C, so A=C). Their most compelling argument was the discovery of a T-Rex bone that still had soft tissue and marrow, which if the dinosaur died out millions of years ago, then that could not have happened. Overall, I found it thought provoking and interesting. All of the people giving commentary had "Dr." in front of their name. They had paleontologists, marine biologists, physical chemists, and botanists. All of the experts came from Creation Ministries International which is in Australia, I believe. All of these scientists have a young earth creationist perspective, and for a lay person like myself, they made a compelling case against the conventional wisdom. Watch it with an open mind."
(E. B. - VA)
Dragons or Dinosaurs by Darek Isaacs offers a rich, thematic deconstruction of evolutionary and chronological arguments prevalent today. Though much of the evidence presented seems a bit circumstantial, the way Isaacs fluidly mixes it with verified facts makes the debate strong. It is like a proper ratio of mortar and bricks.
Fueled by powerful, well-thought arguments, the book delivers exactly what it promises, moreover in a tone bearing a slight edge of very witty humor—something rare in works of a scientific nature. The arguments are also linear, providing step-by-step exposure to the key points in a gradual fashion; it would surprise me if anyone became lost in this book, save for the appearance of the occasional scientific or otherwise unusual word.
While solid and well constructed, it’s possible the book may get criticized for aspects of the voice. To clarify, in instances where the author points out the inane stupidity of several outdated arguments, he does so with a noticeable edge—an edge that may seem a bit bigoted. Furthermore, when mentioning the failures of the church, the voice carries a subtle, almost cordial, respect. This serves to polarize, by exaggerating the effect. While this may be fine for a Christian, it may alienate a member of the general readership, a sad fact due to the strength of the overall arguments.
Despite this minor infraction, the book presents its material very well. In truth, the subject matter implies a staleness akin to the dinosaur bones of which it speaks, so this book’s freshness is a wonderful surprise. I, consequently, would recommend this to all persons interested in the subject matter and even many of those not. It is rare for an author to articulate such important information in an entertaining fashion, something Isaacs does quite well. – Matthew J. Mimnaugh, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Dragon legends are found in nearly every culture around the globe. They have been thought to be myths. Yet, mysteriously, these dragons sound a lot like the other giant scaled reptiles, dinosaurs. Could they be one and the same? Surprisingly enough, the answer to this question is a powerful truth that confirms biblical authority and demolishes the theory of evolution. This book brings forth many new theories and evidence that are sure to fascinate the reader.