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originally posted by: myselfaswell
a reply to: Phantom423
You're contradicting yourself
No, I am not. I'll give you a chance to re-read;
Did small numbers of animals descended from dinosaurs exist with humans some 150,000 - 200,000 years ago, I don't know. Is it possible, yes it's possible.
originally posted by: eisegesis
This is said to be a 5,300-year-old, Mesopotamian cylinder seal. I wouldn't jump to conclusions, likely because there aren't many to jump to.
Here is a fun scenario...
What if like today, there were isolated tribes living in dense forest areas, separate, but alongside an advanced race of humans. If we are currently on the brink of bringing back creatures from existence, who's to say that previously, an advanced human race didn't create a Dinosaur park and after a catastrophic failure, they escaped and somehow found their way into the wilderness. A tribe that has been isolated for their entire existence may have accidentally stumbled upon one of these creatures and may never learn of their origin.
To them, they were discovered living in Nature and may be recorded in their history as art or writing. Fast forward to the next cataclysmic event. The next wave of humans could once again, evolve to the state of what you see today (for better or worse), and accidentally discover an artifact from the previous isolated tribe that believed those creatures to exist, when they were nothing more than Frankensaurus experiments from an advanced race of humans that lived outside of their existence.
Strange, I know.
originally posted by: Noinden
a reply to: intrptr
Eh they are not dinosaurs, but yes they are sort of dated from that time (or earlier).
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: ancienthistorian
We live with them today. This is a dinosaur...
Sharks, crocodiles and other known examples of 'millions of years old' critters still abound today. I have no doubt the farther back we go the larger the specimens. Same with Porpoises, turtles, cockroaches, fleas and flora.
Dinosaurs are just very large, very old animals, unknown to us today because the earths biosphere isn't as pure or oxygen rich as it (was back then).
Dinosaurs may be distant relatives genetically, but reptiles and birds today are not dinosaurs. That's analogous to hominids and humans - they're related, but not the same.