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originally posted by: cooperton
...Not that bad for tracing the lineage of humankind.
Adaptation. Notice how white the people are in the extreme north regions of the globe? Less sunlight requires less melanin, and thus results in lighter skin: Map of Skin Pigments. Japheth, One of Noah's sons, migrated north through the Caucus mountains, thus giving rise to the "Caucasian".
Just wondering, how did you manage in the same post to clearly contradict yourself.
The point is that humans on different continents with different backgrounds, cultures, customs, diets, languages all came up with the same story, the same myth, the same imaginary creature as per your line of thinking.
Which cultures have the exact same myths?
I am sorry, they weren't only imagining things back then either. Think about it, do you really think they could just waste paper and ink as they pleased and make up stories about fake giant reptiles flying and eating humans. They wouldn't use precious paper and ink to record reality instead ? They mostly lived till age 30 maybe 40, they would spend it recording nonsense on hard to come by items? I will spend my short life time making stories about giant serpents and make sure everybody remembers them.
Wow, you have a warped perception of things back then. First off, the average life expectancy was only so low because the infant mortality rate was so high. Just because the average life expectancy was 30 years old doesn't mean that people didn't live past 30 or 40.
Second, stories started out being oral in nature. They were only committed to paper when writing techniques were invented. What's this wasting paper nonsense when the stories themselves existed before writing was invented?
So many different cultures on different continents all had the same imaginary creature? Really? You can believe what you want I suppose, as long as you know it is a belief.
Which "same imaginary creature" are you referring to? The dragon? The one I've already talked about how it was different depending on the culture? If you are going to accept that "dragon" is an exact enough description to argue for exact sameness, then you might as well just say giant reptile. Well reptile isn't a species. It's a Class. To think that early humans wouldn't be able to imagine giant reptiles is just silly.
originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: PickledOnion
Wouldn't you think there would be more evidence of man in association with dinosaurs in other places besides Texas?
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: cooperton
Let's put it this way. Dinosaur teeth can pierce other dinosaur skin (because that is how predators work). Dinosaur teeth aren't as sharp as a sword. Therefore, there doesn't exist dinosaur skin that is impenetrable by a sword.
originally posted by: rossacus
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Just to ask Krazysh0t. ...why do you stoop to reasoning with logic? I do the same and we both know it's futile...yet we persist...
From the 1960s Javier Cabrera Darquea collected and popularized the stones, obtaining many of them from a farmer named Basilio Uschuya. Uschuya, after claiming them to be real ancient artifacts, admitted to creating the carvings he had sold and said he produced a patina by baking the stone in cow dung.
originally posted by: Isurrender73
a reply to: bitsforbytes
Oops. I didn't even read it. I heard about them several years ago and thought those were both real and cool. I wanted them to be real.
I hate fake archaeology. Thanks for ruining my happiness. Lol