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Searching for Ropens

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By Jonathan Whitcomb
263 pages. paperback (second edition, 2007)
Published by Wingspan Press
ISBN 978-1-59594-153-4

Searching for Ropens "is a spiritual book as much or more than a cryptozoological one. It is about believing in God, giving Him credit for our life on this earth. (Life is no accident.)." [1] Brief expeditions in Papua New Guinea, from 1994 to 2004, are described and analyzed in this book. The investigators (including the author; he explored Umboi Island in 2004) believe the creature called "ropen" on Umboi Island is a Rhamphorhynchoid (long-tailed) pterosaur. S.F.R. explains the significance of living-pterosaurs to Creation science and the General Theory of Evolution and why it discredits macroevolution.

The standard model of "universal and ancient extinction" of pterosaurs is scrutinized, as is the General Theory of Evolution. Both are deemed more philosophical than scientific. The appendix includes an explanation of the "Evolutionary Boundary" mathematical simulations that the author investigated before becoming involved in living-pterosaur research; it shows that even just one major step in macroevolution is practically impossible under the standard model of "survival of the fittest" (the conclusion is that the innumerable major steps needed under the General Theory of Evolution are beyond any reasonable belief).

The book also investigates the superstitious nature of universal common ancestry, comparing the transformations of the General Theory of Evolution to the transformation legends of the natives of Umboi Island.

The back cover includes: "Six American creationists, believing in the Bible more than in extinction, have trudged through jungles, searching for ropens and listening to eyewitnesses. Rejecting standard evolution and grasping eyewitness testimonies, they tell their stories: their struggles, disappointments, breakthroughs, and final success: the first video footage of the bioluminescent glow of two giant living pterosaurs."

Foreword (Excerpts)

By Peter G. Beach

. . . I have been a scientist for over three decades and was an evolutionist for over five decades. Like me, the truth may come to you in small stages with grudging acceptance, but in the end, the truth can set you free. . . .

. . . In this book, we can feast on Jonathan's field experiences. In this I can relate. [Professor Beach was a member of the 2004 African Expedition team, searching for the Mokele-mbembe.] The natives are not simple people. They have a greater fear of upsetting the balance of their own community than of gaining the favor of some strange visitor. . . .

The accounts collected by Jonathan, his best effort, are now available to you. View them in total. . . .



by S. Lee (Guildford, UK)

I can hardly put this book down. It is quite astonishing to read of creatures so large that they can lift a human up into the air or rob a corpse from a new grave. They even glow at night with bioluminescence.

It is understandable how eyewitnesses are sometimes reluctant to tell their stories because of ridicule they experience - fueled by Western evolutionary superstition. How sad we in the west are so blinded by wrong assumptions fed to us by the 'scientific' mainstream.

This book is so refreshing. Jonathan Whitcomb is to be congratulated for giving us a glimpse of our world denied us by the wildlife 'experts' from western countries.


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