Are there dinosaurs in the Bible? Are dragon legends based
on human encounters with fire-breathing dinosaurs?
A vast and ever-growing body of literature proclaims that
the answer to both these questions is yes. Dinosaurs & Dragons takes readers on a madcap journey through science, folklore, and anti-evolution
propaganda to explore the origin and evolution of these ideas and how we know
The journey begins with the origin of the dragon in ancient
myth and continues through the astounding fossil discoveries of more recent
times. Dr. Senter examines a plethora of bizarre claims about dinosaurs and
uses knowledge from modern scholarship to set the record straight. He also
explores proposed mechanisms for fire-breathing in dinosaurs and tries them in
a court of science. Along the way, readers are treated to explanations of
rocket fuel, nuclear power plants, carnival fire-eating, the electric eel’s
shocking capabilities, and what’s up a crocodile’s nose.
Written in a playful spirit of discovery, Dinosaurs &
Dragons entertains as it promotes evidence-based reasoning and illustrates
the differences between science and anti-evolution hype.
Philip J. Senter grew up in Liberia, where his parents were Southern Baptist missionaries. He holds a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences and an M.Theol. He works as a Professor of Zoology at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, NC. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles. His research focuses on paleontology, zoology, dragon lore, and biblical studies.