The Green Knight wrote:A knight meets up with a T-rex (or whatever dinos are native to Europe) and kills it, calling it a dragon. The Dragon falls in the mud and years later a scientist digs him up and calls him a dinosaur.
Except that t-rex became extinct 60 million years before even the most basic hominids roamed the earth.
If anything, the legacy of dragons (if they had existed, and I still don't believe they did) was passed down from our primitive ancestors to the present day. This would be similar to the discovery of 20,000 year old homo florensiensis (prehistoric Hobbit-like humans) fossils in Indonesia, and the local folk tales about Ebu Gogo, a small furry man.
HenrytheV wrote:Did you know that the moon is moving away from Earth about 3 inches a year? If you went back in time 60 million years, the Earth wouldn't be able to support life, the moon would just be too close. The sun is also shrinking every year, so again if you went back 60 million years, the sun would be too hot, and nothing would be able to live on Earth. Also, why are there galaxies that are spinning backwards? And why are there still comets? If the universe was a old as the evolution theory says it is, we wouldn't have comets. Just wanted to let you know of a couple of flaws with the evolution theory.
HenrytheV wrote:Well, has anyone ever seen a live or fossilized "in between species", like a lizard evolving into a bird or vise versa? And why aren't monkeys still evolving today? And why isn't there a ton of dust on the moon, only 1/2 inch. Did you know "cavemen" were actually people with arthritis? The Great Barrier Reef is less than 4,200 years old- it was dated via measuring the growth rate for 20 years. There is tons of evidence for a young earth, like 6,000 years old.
ottoatm wrote:Interesting take - kind of a let-down though... If thats the case... I think I prefer them as fictious and flyin' around belching fire.
doctorsparkles wrote:Except that t-rex became extinct 60 million years before even the most basic hominids roamed the earth.
HenrytheV wrote:Just wanted to let you know of a couple of flaws with the evolution theory.
davee123 wrote:Ever seen a balloon filled with hydrogen that gets popped? Or a bunsen burner? The flame produced by breathing out and igniting hydrogen would just be pathetic, I'd think. You'd have to have so much hydrogen in order to get a decent spurt that it'd just be next to impossible. And the flame would be so short lived, it'd go right out before doing any serious damage to anything but dried leaves and wood.
And the platinum deposits idea? Pft. Platinum's a rare metal. How exactly did they go around finding this stuff? And how on earth would there be enough to keep a whole species of dragons going?
davee123 wrote:As for legends of dragons being dinosaurs? I could believe it. I saw a rather interesting special on how ancient Greeks and Romans possibly interpreted fossil remains. It explained how certain large animal remains could be interpreted as the mythical beasts that they described in detail, as well as the idea that the 'titans' ruled the earth and then were overthrown.
It talked about how Greeks believed that griffins layed their eggs on the ground and protected gold. And interestingly enough, there were protoceratops remains all over gold-rich areas east of Europe. And since protoceratops had the beak-shaped skull and four legs, it looked like a cross between a lion and a bird. Some remains even appeared to have wings. And sure enough, they laid their eggs on the ground. They also had some detail on connecting woolly mammoths and Cyclops' too, since there was simply a large eye-socket looking hole in the middle of the skull.
Who's to say that they didn't just unearthed some dinosaur remains and assumed it was some mythical, fire-breathing beast? They might've just decided to call it a dragon...
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