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The taxon Dinosauria was formally named in 1842 by English palaeontologist Richard Owen, who used it to refer to the "distinct tribe or sub-order of Saurian Reptiles" that were then being recognized in England and around the world. The term is derived from the Greek words δεινός (deinos meaning "terrible", "powerful", or "wondrous") and σαύρα (saura meaning "lizard" or "reptile"). Though the taxonomic name has often been interpreted as a reference to dinosaurs' teeth, claws, and other fearsome characteristics, Owen intended it merely to evoke their size and majesty. In colloquial English "dinosaur" is sometimes used to describe an obsolete or unsuccessful thing or person, despite the dinosaurs' 160 million year reign and the global abundance and diversity of their descendants, the birds.
Originally posted by Skinon
reply to post by letthereaderunderstand
Yea i realise its still a young science but alot has changed over 200 hundred years, like people realising the difference between 'magic' and chemical reactions etc etc, I for one definately dont throw all my eggs in one basket, but i do think logically and the last species you can trust is man. Really, why should i believe in something that has zero proof except lots of people who wrote a book, when there seems to be much more logical answers out there. I do realise the point in that 'WE' (man) also come up with dinosaurs and science etc
I do believe there are good things to christianity such as a previous poster said, about following the teachings of generally being kind to people and helping out the needy. The problem with that is that for some reason people think that they have the right to give people death threats like a previous poster said, and force their religion onto people. Those types should be labelled terrorists and removed from the general population.
It honestly make me sad why people cant just exist without forcing their opinions on people, With the general unstablity of people these days i think religion is a dangerous thing maybe the church should have entry requirements haha