Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham has spoken out against the upcoming Disney Pixar film "The Good Dinosaur," which he said is likely to have evolution themes. Ham also said that even though some find the idea "ridiculous," there is "plenty of evidence" to show that dinosaurs and man once lived together.
In a blog post on his Answers in Genesis website earlier this week, Ham commented on the upcoming "The Good Dinosaur" movie, about a relationship between a human boy and a dinosaur, which is set to be released in November.
Ham noted that it's rare that Hollywood portrays dinosaurs and humans living together, but said that that the film's trailer exposes its "evolutionary presuppositions."
"The idea that an asteroid impacted Earth and wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago is an idea that flows from an evolutionary way of thinking and that uses an evolutionary timeline. Although the trailer was brief, it seems likely that the final cut of the movie will contain evolutionary content," Ham states.
"And, unfortunately, this new film will be watched by many children and will only reinforce evolutionary ideas about the history of Earth. Even though it's a fiction, nonetheless it will buttress the false beliefs about dinosaurs that children are taught through much of the media and education system."
Ham, whose organization supports a literal interpretation of Genesis and rejects the idea that the Earth is billions of years old, further argues in the articles that there is "plenty of evidence that dinosaurs and mankind once lived together."
"For example, all around the world there are legends and stories of dragons (just as there are many legends about a flood because there was a real global Flood in Noah's day). These creatures appear to sound quite a lot like creatures familiar to us from the fossil record — dinosaurs or flying or swimming reptiles," Ham said.
"How did people in places as diverse as China, England, Australia, and North Africa all come up with legends and stories of creatures with features similar to some dinosaurs if humans never saw dinosaurs?" he asked.
Ham acknowledged that this assertion is "ridiculous" to those who believe in evolution, but said that the Bible provides the "perfect framework" for such evidence.
"According to Scripture, all land creatures were created on day six of Creation week. Since dinosaurs are land animals, they would've been created on day six as well. This is the same day that God created Adam and Eve. So dinosaurs and man had to live together on the same day because they were created on the same day," the Creation Museum CEO writes.
The trailer for "The Good Dinosaur" presents a fictional scenario in which Earth was never hit by an asteroid, and so dinosaurs never became extinct.
Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter said that the movie is supposed to make viewers wonder "what if?" questions.
"What if monsters really did live in your closet? What if a rat wanted to be the finest chef in the most beautiful city in the world? I think our next movie asks the biggest 'What if?' of all. What if the asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs actually missed Earth?" Lasseter asked, according to Deadline.
Ham argued, however, that dinosaurs were present on Noah's Ark along with pairs of all other animals, but eventually died out due to "environmental changes, human hunting, predation," like the thousands of other species that no longer exist today.
Ham has previously warned that children are often being taught only evolution and not creationism in schools, which he called "indoctrination" and not proper education.
"Currently in the U.S. and virtually all the western world, students are just being taught one side of the story and teachers aren't even allowed to present the grave problems with evolution to their students! In reality, western public schools have told teachers that they must protect evolutionary naturalism. This is not education; this is indoctrination," Ham said back in February.