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originally posted by: dothedew
a reply to: Noinden
With your own reasoning, you admit birds evolved from dinosaurs. You say the dinosaurs were extinct millions of years ago.
How did dinosaurs evolve into birds? Well, obviously, some had to still be around after the extinction level event, in order for said evolution to take place. That being the case, is a very logical assumption that there were large lizards/dinosaurs and possibly dinosaurs in mid evolutionary change to birds that would've overlapped with early humans.
When you talk these questions out, the answers become very clear and present themselves very easily.
originally posted by: ancienthistorian
Common in numerous mythologies are tales of serpent/dragon monsters who are often hostile to human beings , In many cultures Mythical gods and Heroes would normally go on dangerous expeditions to slay these monstrous creatures. Could these myths be based on earlier tales of Archiac humans who Coexisted with Dinosaurs?
One interesting thing I noticed was how every ancient culture around the world talked about how their gods battled these reptilian like creatures except for the Sumerians who portrayed their monsters as giant feathered birds with claws and teeth like a lion.
Of course we 'co-existed'. They ate humans and humans ate them.
At first didn't make sense until I realized that many Theropod dinosaurs like Velocorapters also had feathers.
It’s believed by anthologists that some Theropods still survived after extinction event where they evolved into Phorusrhacidae ("Terror birds") that survived into the stone age.
originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: Dudemo5
Actually I saw a "new" theory that claims the opposite..
Basiclly in a nut shell..
The Dino killer meteor would have vaporized millions of tons of rock and debris..
That debris is shot into orbit and then rains back down on the planet creating the coolest meteor shower in history..
Well appearently the friction from that debris falling would have super heated the entire earths atmosphere it 1200 degrees and EVERYTHING that wasn't at least 18 inches under ground or 50ft below the ocean surface dies instantly..
That leaves the only survivors being small burrowing creatures. Which became birds and mammals.
Appearently every Dino found before the KT boundary is a super small burrowing animal.
originally posted by: Noinden
a reply to: ancienthistorian
NO. No they did not. Until concrete proof, not cirumstantial shows up. The answer is an emphatic No.