posted on Mar, 5 2005 @ 09:06 AM
While I have no doubt that there may have been ele's that killed off many lifeforms on earth such as the dinosaurs, it wouldn't suprise me if
something other than that occured.
I suppose if you buy some into some of the ideas that we came from somewhere else in the universe you could conclude that we or who ever brought us
here helped prepare the earth for us to live and one of those preparations could have included destroying most (if not all) of the more dangerous
dinosaurs so that we could have a chance to live here.
I don't know why, but I've always had the weird idea that they were killed off on purpose and not just by accident as we've always been told. No -
I have no evidence to back that up - it's just something I've always thought. Though knowing our most recent past it wouldn't suprise me if we
hunted them to extinction either, as your idea suggests.
If we were to decide in our future to colonize another planet & we found lifeforms there that would make it too difficult if not impossible for our
species to survive I don't think we would have a problem killing them off & maybe even relocating them. Even today when we build near wilderness
areas we end up killing off many animals such as wolves, bears & cougers.
If one believes that life exists elsewhere one would have to conclude that it's possible that dinosaurs still exist somewhere else in the universe.
Some lucky or unlucky astronaut (Ripley) might meet them sometime in the future.
Another idea - If the earth was someones playground for designing lifeforms using DNA & maybe the dinosaurs were some of their early creations & they
decided to get rid of them in order to make room for us. Then I guess you could say we were an experiment further down the line or you could say God
killed the dinosaurs off so he/she could make us.
[edit on 5-3-2005 by outsider]