He also might be just teasing you.
You seem pretty young to be friends with someone who is in his 50s, especially if you try to avoid problems with him just to be nice to the him.
Trust me there are times when I just want to tell him off and stuff but I don't
Why don't you? Are you afraid of him? Why are you worried about his opinion?
I'm with Larry I've never seen a dinosaur. LOL
Maybe you are all underestimating the man and he does have a real inquisitive mind and has been gone looking for the evidence himself. Maybe his contention about dinosaur bones being fake and made of plaster has been established after an expedition to the creation museum.
Probably just trying to yank your chain a little
tell him that we can prove to him that his belief is wrong, that we can prove they were once living matter, part of a living creature from millions of years ago. he is free to believe that is not true, same as he is free to believe that 2 + 2 does not equal 4, but just because its his belief doesn't change the fact that he is wrong.
having an opinion or a belief that a proven fact is untrue just makes you an idiot
Redlilly, decades after graduating high school, a chum from those times found me and we started exchanging emails. He soon made clear that he had become a biblical literalist. I told him I'd long been an atheist and didn't want to continue the relationship. He agreed.
I was walking through the museum of natural history with a friend of mine and of course I wanted to go see the dinosaurs. We walk right into the room and there's a tyrannosaurus standing over us and the skeleton of a stegosaurus just beside it and she looks up and says, I shit you not, "It's almost like they were real."
It was so hard to keep my tongue in check at that moment. Unfortunately, I don't remember at all what I said or did after she said that.
I still remember overhearing people marvel at the amount of time it must have taken to carve a gigantic cluster of (entirely natural of course) quartz crystals.
Although, I do understand how someone would assume that crystals were shaped rather than take their own shape. That's far more reasonable than refusing to believe that the giant skeleton towering over you is for all intents and purposes the skeleton of a fire-breathing dragon.