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originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
I've heard theories that dragon myths come from ancient people encountering dinosaur bones, but that really doesn't seem plausible at all. We never find entire dinosaur skeletons just lying around. They need to be painstakingly excavated and re-assembled, and even then there's a ton of guesswork involved in figuring out what the dinosaur looked like. Does anybody seriously think that ancient Anglo-Saxon or Siberian tribesmen conducted the careful paleontological work required to assemble dinosaur bones to the point where it actually looks like something more than a few random bone fragments?
The extreme similarity of dragon myths is hard to explain away as a coincidence. No matter where you go in the world, the local variety of dragon ends up looking like a dinosaur. The simplest explanation is that, sometime in the distant past, they encountered dinosaurs.
Similarly, check out the Wikipedia page for Gigantopithecus hominids. Especially look at the comparison graph on the right-side of the page, about halfway down. Remind you of Sasquatch or Yeti stories? Gigantopithecus really did exist. Could they have survived long enough for certain modern-day human tribes to have encountered them?
One of my hobbies is antique map collecting. They can be extraordinary in their simplicity and/or complexity, and I love the way they can depict older state or country boundaries and land masses. They are also often beautifully hand colored in using special inks that faded very little over time compared to other colored inks.
Whomever it's unlikely that dragons were dinossaurs or a real animal due to how widespread the myths were.
originally posted by: Frocharocha
It's possible that myths of dragons originated from Dinossaur fossils, altough unlikely. If ancient people found dinossaur bones they would try to imagine it was from some sort of ancient animal and come out of weird conclusions of it, since it's hard to imagine what the animal looked like. It's very possible that dragons back then were similar to bigfoot stories from nowdays, some people believed in it, and others didn't.
originally posted by: SickWave
Ye of little faith. It matters not whether they coexisted or at separate times. You don't have to prove one or the other to believe.
originally posted by: roguetechie
a reply to: cooperton
Behemoth was a Hippo for the love of all that's holy!!
Come on man, this is common f***ing knowledge!!!
I mean, that whole tail that SWAYS LIKE A CEDAR thing should be a dead ass giveaway!
What do cedar trees in the MENA region look like again? What region of the world do hippos live in again?
P.s. Yeah... If you try to radio carbon date something way the hell out of the dating range it's actually good for you'll get super F***y results...
Do you honestly think that that carbon 14 is the only isotopic dating method in the modern technological toolbox?!
Also, on the "red blood cells" yeah.... You're wrong there too!!
Wanna know how I know?
Because the actual chick who initially found this slurry WHICH HAD NO INTACT RED BLOOD CELLS only indicators that the slurry may have been them at one point SAYS YOU'RE WRONG!
Don't get me wrong, you actually did have SOME interesting stuff on the extremely widespread and consistent descriptions etc we find for something massive and scaley living with humans fairly recently.
EVERY SINGLE BIT of your "undebunkable scientific evidence and research"
is utter trash tier young earth creationist bulls*** and completely beneath the level we should expect out of ATS posters and their posts!
There's quite simply no excuse for you not to have spotted the THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF REFUTATIONS.
Next you're gonna tell us that the unicorns on the friggin ark were ACTUAL UNICORNS not rhinos right?
originally posted by: bloodymarvelous
originally posted by: turbonium1
Nobody discovered there were dinosaurs for thousands of years, until the late 1800's. Suddenly, they began to find dinosaur bones all over the world.
They probably discovered fossils. Just didn't put it together to realize what they had found, exactly.
For example, there are many interesting parallels between the legends of "Griffons" and the occurrence of fossils for a triceratops-like dinosaur in the region those legends began in. There's a good chance the bones gave rise to the story.
Rockefeller realized, at that moment, dinosaurs created all the world's oil, and termed it 'fossil fuels'. A very scarce, limited supply of oil, so don't forget about that!!
Good thing that all those dinosaurs popped up everywhere, around the world, so Rockefeller could find out that oil is a very scarce, and limited, resource!!
There is no danger of truly running out, because we can make synthetic oil using just CO2, water, and electricity.
The trouble is that it requires so much electricity that pumping it from the ground costs less than half the price of the electricity. So no serious effort will ever be put into synthesizing it in mass quantities unless the price doubles.
But when it does finally double, we can then finally move to a sustainable energy infrastructure.