Creation Presentation with Russ McGlenn at the Twin Cities Creation Science Association in Roseville, MN.
WHEN: September 18, 2018
7:30 pm – “Marco Polo and Chinese Dragons. Dinosaur or Myth?”
WHERE: Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2106
University of Northwestern St Paul
3003 North Snelling
Roseville, Minnesota 55113
“Marco Polo and Chinese Dragons: Dinosaur or Myth?”
In 1271 Marco Polo made his famous trip to China. A distance of 2000 miles by the silk route road. He came through the Chinese province of Karajan. While staying there he observed and described in detail a creature over 50 feet long. Polo explored and described China for 24 years. He wrote much of this in journals that were made into a book (The Travels of Marco Polo) when he returned to Europe. Considered to be a scholar and astute historian of the Chinese culture, why do some scientists who read his account of the 50 foot monster think he made it up or exaggerated? We will look at this creature as well as other animals described in Chinese literature. Stories of Chinese dragons date back to the Ming Dynasty about 2000 BC, the time of Abraham.
Questions we will cover:
Was Polo describing a dinosaur?
What other evidence is there for this creature.
Why were the local people afraid of it?
What method did they devise to kill this animal so big and tough skinned?
Is there a scientific explanation for fire breathing dragon/dinosaurs?
Are there really flying dragons?