Originally posted by sonofliberty1776
reply to post by xiphias
Then again, references to exotic animals in history could be completely true. However, since they use different names and terminology than we do it is
ignored or considered mythological or a fable. I especially note this with the term "dragon". Dragons were, at one time, seen in written about all
over the world. These dragons looked different in different areas, but all were reptilian in nature as are "dinosaurs". If all the "dinosaurs" died
millions of years ago, and nothing else "dragon like" has been found whether alive or in the fossil record, how could humans know of such creatures?
Consider that most, if not all mammals (including humans) have an instinctual fear of snakes and other reptilians. It would make sense, obviously;
many reptiles being poisonous. Anybody who see's a snake, including a monkey or squirrel, is undoubtedly going to have some sort of emotional response
to the sight, no matter how familiar or trusting they with/of to the animal.
This indicates that there could be some sort of hard-wired "memory" of such creatures in our DNA. It could even be that our "lower brain," the
"primitive brain" or "reptilian brain," depending on how you look at it, is responsible for these "memories."
It's probably no coincidence that almost all ancient peoples, no matter where they were in the world, had some common mythology including dragons, and
interestingly enough: unicorns. It's possible this same "memory" (you might even call it a "spiritual memory") manifests itself in our creativity
(arts and sciences); whether it be hieroglyphics, cave paintings, mythology, astrology, sacred texts, or prophecies.
The concept of dragons and unicorns would almost seem to be universal in our species. Who knows? There could have been a time when our ancestors,
before they were entirely human, may have shared the Earth with such exotic and seemingly mythological creatures; and they may have passed the memory
of it down through their genes.
edit on 5-12-2010 by xiphias because: (no reason given)