Someone put this amusing video up with a bunch of clips of Ken Ham explaining what really happened to dinosaurs. Brief answer: They were on the ark. No idea what happened to them after that. The most ridiculous part of this performance in front of a bunch of kids was his repeated suggestion — he literally has them chanting it as a mantra — that whenever a teacher tells you about evolution or the earth being billions of years old, they should ask them, “Were you there?”
In fact, he says:
The only way we can know what happened in the past is if someone was there to tell us.
Really? If that were true — and it obviously isn’t — then we’d have to let a whole lot of people out of prison for crimes they committed without eyewitnesses. If someone breaks into your house when you’re not there and steals your stuff, we don’t necessarily need a witness to prove who did it. If they left fingerprints or DNA evidence behind, or if we catch them later trying to fence the things that were stolen, we can still show that they committed the crime. We do this literally every day. And in fact, eyewitness testimony is one of the forms of evidence that is most commonly wrong.
If Ken Ham really believed what he’s saying, he would be demanding that no one could ever be convicted without a witness. But he’s not. Because he doesn’t really believe that, it’s just a convenient argument, one that seems convincing to children.