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Originally posted by jiggerj
reply to post by Wonderer2012
I'll try to put some thought into this.
It has been said that when we physically lose an ability, we gain another one. Example: blind people can have sharper hearing.
I propose that this process also works in the reverse. When we gain an ability, we lose one (or more). So, if reptiles gained intelligence, what would they do? They would do things like get the heck out of the woods and start living in manufactured shelters. This would put them out of danger from predators. Hence, they would no longer need their camouflage to hide in the forests or in the sand. Living out of the sun, their skin would turn pinkish.
Reptiles would learn to bring food to their mouths - no need for long tongues or extended jaws.
In order to write and create art their claws would need to shrivel down to weak fingernails, so they could hold pencils and forks and phones...
No longer any need for a tail (for whatever they used it for in the wild).
So, I'm thinking that any intelligent species that had reptiles in their ancestry wouldn't look at all like reptiles today. They'd look more like us.
Again, just my thoughts on this matter.
edit on 4/13/2013 by jiggerj because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Damsel
Okay, whoa. There's an argument for alien life visiting Earth and then there's an argument for malevolent reptilian shapeshifters visiting Earth and controlling the government through secret societies.
Sure, we can't prove it's false because we can't prove something does not exist, but the same goes for the Flying Spaghetti Monster. That's a terrible reason to believe something does exist, or to spend any time or effort trying to search for it specifically. If you want to take a philosophical approach to reptilians, then I suggest you do so, because this thread is not one so far.
I can not argue against an intelligent species of Souroid, Dinosaur, in fact in my view, they are logical because the Earth started off with dominant Reptiles. I think the main problem with them is not their intelligence, but rather, how they learned secrets not even available to us. If they exist, what is their secret in being able to exist and not be detectable?
So why can't we apply the same principals to any intelligent dinosaurs that might have survived?
Originally posted by Wonderer2012
It's philosophical in the sense that I am requesting people to drop some of their perceptions and embrace the idea that a hell of a lot of evidence points to the existence of reptilians having been to this earth and interacting with ancient man.
People tend to go 'whhoooaa...reptilians...don't be crazy or waste your time...' when there could easily be very advanced reptilian type aliens living in this universe and have been here. It can take a philosophical approach to get your head around the possibility.
Out of interest, what is your opinion on ancient descriptions of reptilian 'gods' etc?