Google. It’s usually a great place when you want to find out about something. Do you want to know where a great local place to eat is? Check Google. Are you interested in finding out where the closest library is? Ask Google. Want to find out what the definition of jingoism is? Just type in
But sometimes Google can mess up, or at the very least, give you a less than acceptable answer. In this case, it may not be the best idea to as Google what happened to the dinosaurs if you’re looking for an answer based on evolution, and not creationism.
If you do a search for [what happened to dinosaurs], at least according to on Motherboard.com, you will be given a direct answer with content pulled from a religiously-affiliated website that gives us this:
Dinosaurs are used more than almost anything else to indoctrinate children and adults in the idea of millions of years of earth history. However, the Bible gives us a framework for explaining dinosaurs in terms of thousands of years of history, including the mystery of when they lived and what happened to them.
Motherboard says that if you put in the query, “what happened to the dinosaurs”, you’ll be given the questionable direct answer. But it seems that now that people have made a big enough huff about it, the direct answer has been removed. But it seemed that the religious answer would make it’s grand appearance if you typed in “what happened to dinosaurs” (by removing the word “the” from the search query), you’d get the creationist-inspired answer.
When I tried both of the two version search queries, neither of them came up with the religious quick answer, I found that neither of them showed the creationist idea of what happened to the dinosaurs appeared on Google.
So if you did other similar search queries, such as “why did the dinosaurs die” or “what killed the dinosaurs” would give us a more scientific-based direct answer:
This is similar to the Google search for “King of United States” that gave us “All Hail King Barack Obama, Emperor Of The United States Of America!” which came from Breitbart.com.