Searching For Ropens

Searching For Ropens

by Jonathan Whitcomb

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Expanded second edition: An American flight instructor, an Australian psychologist, many natives on tropical islands, an Australian couple, a Baptist minister, a teenaged farm-boy--each saw a giant living pterosaur.
Each was amazed, or terrified, or shocked by a brown or dark-colored featherless creature: long-tailed and with a wingspan as great as fifty feet. Why have many Western scientists been wrong about universal extinctions? Read how standard models of macro-evolution have actually caused the problem, indoctrinating millions into believing that pterosaurs are extinct and ancient. They live now.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595941534
Publisher: WingSpan Press
Publication date: 04/27/2007
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 0.55(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

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Searching For Ropens 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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'Searching for Ropens' is an inspirational book more than a cryptozoological one, although there is much scientific reasoning in the appendix. The first few chapters delve into the purpose and adventure of a middle-aged American male who charges off to Papua New Guinea to search for giant living pterosaurs called ropens. This is nonfiction.
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Author's Introduction (Jonathan Whitcomb): 'Searching for Ropens' is captivating, according to some readers, this non-fiction about investigations and expeditions for living pterosaurs. It defies categorization. According to the introduction, it's a true-life adventure, a religious commentary, an expose of a 'Western superstition,' and a scientific inquiry. For the most part, it blends these aspects well but it relies on the appendix (extensively), explaining the origins of the 'Western' belief in ancient extinctions of all pterosaurs and filling in details on both scientific and religious philosophies. (But it's easy, pleasant reading even in the appendix, considering it's an appendix.) I am a Creationist but the book was not created from a mold: It blasts the General Theory of Evolution not with a sermon but with a merciless scientific examination. It questions the popular Creationist axiom of a 6000-year-old earth not with a scientific examination but with Bible scriptures and reasoning. (I lean towards a young earth more than a 5-billion-year-old earth.) Beware: It's possible for some people to be offended, if they have adopted the philosophy of Darwin as their own philosophy. This book uses scientific reasoning to expose weaknesses in universal common ancestry, also known as the General Theory of Evolution. (Not to be confused with other forms of evolution which creationists accept as real.) It exposes the weakness of the idea that researchers believing in the General Theory of Evolution are more objective than researchers who believe in traditional interpretations of the Bible. It supports believe in the Bible as a proper foundation for a person's decisions and beliefs. With all the spiritual messages woven into it, the book still has, in the first half, more of a true-life-adventure feel. Although I do not mention it in the book, this investigation of the possibility of living pterosaurs in Papua New Guinea (and elsewhere) seems to be one of three things: one of the most complex, far-reaching hoaxes in history, or one of the most perplexing series of coincidences in history, or one of the most extraordinary scientific break-throughs in history. (Personally, I know this is no hoax, and I believe in the third choice.) There is not much middle ground in this quest for living pterosaurs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Some of those I know who have read 'Searching for Ropens' find it captivating. It is non-fiction but it defies categorization. According to the introduction, it is a true-life adventure and a religious commentary and an expose of a 'Western superstition' and a scientific inquiry. Although it a Creationist book, it takes a critical look not only at the popular 'universal common ancestry' of the Evolutionist but at the less-popular Creationist idea of a 6000-year-old universe. It blasts the General Theory of Evolution but it supports other forms of evolution. It firmly supports believe in the Bible as a proper foundation for a person's decisions and beliefs. There are also humorous admissions of the author's own weaknesses, in particular what he most feared in preparing for his expedition. Although the author does not mention it in the book, the investigation of the possibility of living pterosaurs in Papua New Guinea (and elsewhere) seems to be one of three things: one of the greatest hoaxes in history, one of the most perplexing series of coincidences in history, or one of the most extraordinary scientific break-throughs in history. There is not much middle ground in this quest for living pterosaurs.