reply to post by THIseNdsnowoldKings
Actually there is plenty of proof that fossilization occurs over time, sometimes even quickly. In fact, there was a human foot fossilized inside of a
cowboy boot that was found in sandstone.
But first off, according to you at one point in time the earth split in two and half was hurtled across the universe. Since fossils occurred over a
vast amount of time, ranging from the emergence of complex multicellular organisms to the near present, this doesn't make sense. It also doesn't
make sense since in space, bodies would be freeze dried, not turned into rock.
Again, remember the foot? Since in human history that recent we haven't had the Earth split, I'm going to have to say you need to recheck your idea
How do fossils form? Over the long periods of time they are buried, the calcium and other minerals are leeched out and replaced with other minerals,
making them like rock.
And actually, it's generally accepted that dinosaurs were some form of warm blooded, they were not reptiles as we think of them, but a unique
species. Remember, birds are the descendants of the smaller bipedal dinos.
As for their size, somewhere along the line dinosaurs managed to grow huge, and to follow suit the predators had to adapt as well, either by growing
larger themselves or by forming packs and possible intelligence, since the dinosaurs that remained small were generally fast, well armored or moved in
herds (speculated). There was also more oxygen and a larger food source available at the time, from what I've read, plus the bodies of the bigger
dinosaurs could metabolize plants much better than previously thought. For the sauropods the growth was a adaption, their size actually protected them
to a degree. However, keep in mind there used to be a great deal of large fauna in recent history, which died out due to lack of prey, they kept
growing large rand more specialized until a change came along and they couldn't adapt. The smaller animals survived on smaller prey, and came out on
In fact, if you think about it, evolution has worked a lot like technology, going from large bulky organisms to slimmer models over time.