Dinosaurs do present a problem even for more fundamental Christians. Adam was said to have been the "first flesh" and the one who introduced death into the world. Some old timers went so far as to think God put parts of various worlds into this world, and that the bones came with them. This, of course, also was laughable. I reckon that it goes on to prove that the wisdom of Man is foolishness to God, even if it's well meaning. I think dinosaurs do throw a crimp in the notion that God created man on a whim. It suggests that there was a larger scheme of things. I don't for an instant believe we're the only world God has created, nor Earth the only world where Man was created. We can't be the only intelligence out there.
Years ago my mother and I were taking a walk. We went to a place in Virginia overlooking Washington, D.C. We stopped to shoot the breeze and enjoy the night when two very fast saucer-shaped craft go shooting over us. We've lived on or near Air Force and Naval bases all of our lives and we've seen some pretty impressive aircraft. But these things were going faster than any jet and there was no sound. No blinking lights, either. They also weren't going straight, but in a skipping manner. We were both stunned and my mother wanted to report it. On our way back I told her, "No way." I still hadn't decided what to do with my life and I didn't want to go on record as having seen a UFO. "If they were military craft, the military already knows about it," I said. "And if they aren't military craft, our names will be added to an already long list compiled in some database somewhere." If I went on to go into politics, I didn't want my name resurfacing.
I still don't know what we saw that night, but I learned that Washington, D.C., was one of the hotspots of UFO activity in the country. People see 'em all the time. Where do they come from? Why are they here? Who knows? But I came to believe that if one was to be a Christian, things were a good deal more complicated than the dogmatic, fundamentalists could conceive of. And it's certainly way more complicated than what the JWs have in mind. I don't know how the JWs feel about UFOs, but I suspect they would blame it on Satan or something. Why? Because their theology doesn't allow for it. So they have to disassociate it. After all, you can't have people running around a Garden of Eden while other beings are hyperdriving through the universe. And so I figure they must have some form of denial built in. But if I'm wrong, let me know. I'd love to hear what other explanation they could devise. (And they wouldn't be the first to blame it on evil spirits!)