posted on Oct, 6 2014 @ 04:41 PM
a reply to: Sabiduria
That could be part of it.
we have seen no shortage of animals survive from antiquity. The basis of this thread, actually, is that dinosaurs didn't go extinct. The basis is
that they are the birds.
With that in mind, it isn't hard to believe that we didn't see some species of dinosaur survive into a relatively modern era. Who knows what the
basis of our mythology actually is. And there is nothing that would make me dismiss the notion that "dragons" aren't last vestiges of real
creatures, encountered so far in antiquity that their existence has been turned into a Paul Bunyanesque tale of immense, firebreathing beasts.
Perhaps you even have a combination of the two, where there are older stories that would be revived when some bones were found, embellished, and then
we could go through a rather lengthy list of mythological beasts that could potentially reference a dinosaur of some sort. Or, maybe even a
paleolithic mammalian beast. The depth of antiquity for the homo genus, combined with our apparent penchant for communicating stories, seems like a
great fit to at least some degree here.