While we are talking about the Bible anyway…
What would our ancestors have made of news of the dinosaurs? The dinosaurs made no impact on human life to which a religious teacher could point, then or now. The animals discussed in the Bible are known to the hearers; their habits are familiar and therefore useful as illustrations:
Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.
So far as we know to this day, ants don’t have a “ruler” in the human sense; the queen lays the eggs that keep the colony going. They seem to know what to do apart from her.
Hat tip: Ken Francis
See also: William Lane Craig takes on Adam and Eve It’s risky. The church splitter (fundamentalism) vs. the church closer (theistic evolution). Craig: “I am currently exploring the genetic evidence…” He should talk with Richard Buggs and Ann Gauger, among other people.