Darwinian scientologism

From WND:

According to the theory of evolutionism, Chittick said dinosaurs died out about 70M years ago, long before the first appearance of man on Earth. However, Chittick said he believes there is compelling evidence that dinosaurs existed during the same period as man.

He explained the word “dinosaur” is included in a dictionary for the first time around the year 1841, and before that date, the word dragon referred to dinosaur-like creatures.

In addtion, he said, in approximately 1930, archeologists found human footprints included in stone next to fossilized dinosaur tracks in Glenrose, TX. Though he explained scientists have not determined the origin of the tracks, or whether the human prints occurred at the same time as the dinosaur fossil tracks, archeologists have identified tracks of men and dinosaurs found together in Arizona, Russia and all over the world. Chittick said drawings of dinosaur shapes found in the caves of Europe, and in drawings by the Supi Indians, of the Grand Canyon region, lend credibility to dinosaurs existing during the same period as man.

Chittick said dinosaurs started life by hatching from an egg and continued growing as long as they were alive. Therefore, some were huge giants, though most were the size of a sheep or a German Shepard dog. Scientists describe dinosaurs as cold blooded, he said, though the triceratops was a mammal.

He also said references in historical literature often include dragons and there is scientific evidence that a sudden global event decimated the dinosaurs’ large population, which had ranged all over the world, including the Antarctic, prior to that event.

Chittick said, according to an article in Science News Week, dated March 26, 2005, scientists recently discovered dinosaur bones with soft tissue still attached, including blood vessels, and Chittick explained this modernizes the existence of dinosaurs to less than 10,000 years, because blood cells cannot exist longer than that.

I’m curious about this. What is true? Is this guy a sham scientist or does the evolutionist faith have a basis in genuine experimental science on par with Scientology? According to contemporary science, do blood cells live longer than 10,000 years? If not, and if it is true that blood vessels from dinosaurs have been discovered, then how can anyone possibly claim that dinosaurs died out billions and billions of years ago?

Wait a minute, that’s Carl Sagan. Anyhow, I became skeptical about the conventional story of our origins long before I became a Christian, so if we can spare the usual “science is too complex to be required to provide reasonable answers to religious nuts” sideshow, I’d appreciate it.

I sort of hope this guy is wrong, though. I find the Darwinian faith rather more palatable than the notion of thirty-inch spiders with six-foot long legs.