posted on May, 29 2006 @ 02:08 PM
I believe that dragons were real. True they might not have had every similarity with the dinosaurs we know, but isn't it possible that there was a
kind of dinosaur with sclaes and leathery wings? I was watching the discovery channel, there was an episode called Flying with Dragons, or Walking
with dragons, or something like that. In this episode they were talking about the possibility of dragons having been real. They theorized that they
started out as a small dinosaur, that walked on two legs and had small wing flaps mostly to make itself look bigger around predators. Then it went
down an evolutionary path that lead the the idea of dragons that we all have today. True there are different views of dragons in different cultures,
but maybe the ancestor of dragons went down different evolutionary paths. Some of you brought up that we had no solid evidence that dragons are real,
this isn't true. Scientists recently found an ice cave near Romania that held in different chambers throughout the cave the frozen bodies of three
perfectly preserved fifteenth century warriors, and the bodies of two perfectly preserved dragon corpses, a mother and daughter. They were able to
find that dragons did have wings but not large enough wings to allow flight. Then they discovered a second bladder very similar to the hydrogen
bladder of sharks. They theorize that this bladder contained hydrogen producing bacteria to make the dragon lighter and allow flight. They also
found the dragon to have very spongy bones similar to those of birds. As far as the fire "breathing" they covered that too. The dragons had a
false palet in the back of there throat, much like those found in crocodiles. scientists also found that the mouths of the dragons were covered with
platnum dust. They theorize that the dragons had a natural instinct to chew on platnum ores, then the could open there false palet and release
hydrogen from their second bladder, the combination of hydrogen and platnum caused sparks that lit a stream of fire. It seems farfetched that they
should be able to exhale flames, but there are many animals alive today who have abilities that we would consider farfetched if we didn't have proof
of their existence.
We know of snakes that spit venom in the eyes of their victims, toads that cry tears of blood to look sickly to predators, fish who reproduce by
fusing the bodies of the males into the bodies of the females, so that the female will have a store of sperm attached to her for the rest of her life.
Many of these animals had strange evolutionary paths that led to these abilities, so who can say that dragons are any different? In addition to the
mountain dragon that I have been talking about, they believe that the evolutionary paths of the dragons ancestor led to water dragons too. They
beleive that when the meteor struck many dragons took to the ocean swimming and finding under water caves to live in. They're feet may have become
webbed, the hydrogen bladders would allow them to be boyant, and their long powerfull tail could be used as a rudder.
This would cause their general body shape to change though, they might grow to be long and thin like giant legged snakes. Millions of years later
they might make a return to land. Maybe they swam too far upstream and tried walking on the banks of the rivers of China. Maybe their new shapes would
be benificial to living in the thick forests of China, long slender bodies would surely help them walk in highly wooded areas. And maybe they started
using fire agian, maybe as a weapon to kill prey.
Now we have the mountain dragons of the West, and the Forest dragons of the East. The only question now is why doesn't anybody know of these
discoveries? how could we find two bodies, study them, show them on the discovery channel while these theories are told, and still we consider these
creatures legend. Maybe we have been too conditioned to not believe. Even when the evidence stares us in the face.