posted on Nov, 28 2006 @ 11:53 AM
I'm not saying I think that dragons are real, but just in general...
What classifies a "dragon"? Wouldn't a dragon, if it actually existed, just be a very large reptile by definition? Weren't dinosaurs essentially
just reptiles? Aren't crocodiles essentially dinosaurs?
If an undiscovered species of Komodo dragon was discovered that was typically 50 feet long instead of 5, are you saying it wouldn't be a dragon?
Would it have to both fly and breathe fire before you would feel comfortable calling it a dragon?
So basically.. I don't think there is such thing as medieval or chinese type "dragons", but don't be insulting people for calling a komodo dragon
a dragon, when there is no scientifically accepted criteria that a creature must meet to be classified as a dragon.
[edit on 28-11-2006 by Yarcofin]