posted on Oct, 20 2004 @ 12:31 PM
Originally posted by Kriz_4
Did a God/Gods greate the Dinosaurs?
To say the most, no evidence supports this idea.
If so are they mentioned in any religous scriptures?
What was the reason for their creation?
Apparently around the time they started gainig ascendency in the ecosystem the previously dominant primitive reptiles had experience a major die-off.
It also looks like a few groups were "experimenting" with the general 'dinosaur' type (it bipedal reptiles), so apparently the ecosystem was
putting 'selection pressure" on the different populations f animals for this sort of thing. Dinosaurs apparently did it better than their
competitors. But there was no 'reason' for the 'creation'
Do any scriptures claim a God/s wipe out the Dinosaurs?
No. None of them talk about dinosaurs proper existing. Some talk about 'big things', but thats hardly going to mean dinosaurs. Especially since
man wasn't around when dinosaurs were around. However
some ancient myths do seem to be based on fossil finds. There is a plain in greece
that apparently is smoking, its supposed to have to do with either a lava source or I think its that there is a coal/lignite seam under the ground. So
the ground appears to be scorhed or something. It also has lots of fossils (like mammoths and large mammals) that could apparently be arranged to
look something like giant humans. The story goes that this is where one of the battles of the titanomachy occured, and it still smolders from zeus's
thunderbolts and is littered with the corpses of cyclopses and others.
If they are not mentioned in any writings, why not?
Because no one ever saw them, outside of their remains. Similar to the above, the mythical Griffin is thought to actually be something scythians and
other steppes peoples came up with after noticing protoceratops fossils (the bones in the gobi and possibly other parts of the steppes fossilized a
bright white, so they are obvious). The griffin and protceratops have four legs, occur underground in associated with gold and gems and have beaks
and long tails. The griffin winds are thought to be corruptions/inspirations from teh head frill. Not to easy to serperate things when its a jumbled
as in sea living types
There were no aquatic dinosaurs. Icthyosaurs and plesiosaurs and the like are not dinosaurs (just be to technical anyway)
According to the descriptions, they might have been some kind of dinosaurs
I don't see anything about scaly skin or extremely long thin necks. Those descriptions could match so many creatures that they don't seem to be
wouldnt the force of such an event fossilize many creatures???
It wouldn't necessarily fossilize anything. It would just kill stuff.
also there are not that many fossils found to suggest that there were millions of dinasaurs
What makes you say that? The process of fossilization seems to be something that will happento a very small percentage of dead bodies. Also, these
animals would need a population in order to survive and breed for any length of time.
Shadow, you might be interested in this site's page about liopleurodon.