This is where science differs from religion... new evidence is discovered, theories change
11/1/2008 9:18:04 AM
You seem to be unable to do so either...
11/1/2008 9:25:13 AM
Raptors obviously didn't survive the extinction, or they'd still be here today. However, prehistoric birds had already began to evolve prior to this event, which is where modern birds come from.
Why is that so hard to understand?
Ever seen an ostrich? Or even a chicke? Good, now go take a look at the various reconstructions created from Raptor fossils. Notice the similarities, particularly in the head and legs?
11/1/2008 9:34:01 AM
Your ass must look like some goatse shit after pulling that out your ass.
11/1/2008 9:50:10 AM
Science does not believe. You're thinking of religion, which is bullshit based on more bullshit.
I once saw Richard Dawkins speak about the difference between science and religion, and pointed out how ridiculous it would be if scientists in some countries believed that a meteor wiped out the dinosaurs, while the scientists living in other areas thought it was massive volcanism, while a third area was populated mostly by those who believed it was some viral epidemics, and so on.
11/1/2008 10:14:04 AM
a mind far far away
Holy los frijoles, a fundy who doesn't understand evolution? Who seen that coming?
11/1/2008 10:55:06 AM
Rat of Steel
"Your ass must look like some goatse shit after pulling that out your ass."
Damn it, Jay! I just ate breakfast, and didn't need to be remembering that particular image!
11/1/2008 11:15:23 AM
Some of the dinosaurs survived that pounding.
11/1/2008 11:34:12 AM
They evolved while living aboveground. Christianism can't understand the simplest things.
11/1/2008 11:40:01 AM
A meteor? You didn't get the memo?
11/1/2008 12:08:10 PM
Citation for your claim "Science believes that a meteor wiped out ... all life on the surface"?
Yes, the story you relate is laughable. But the joke is on you.
11/1/2008 12:12:28 PM
Learn what the scientists are actually saying, you'll look less silly that way.
11/1/2008 12:51:34 PM
They can't even get their stories straight
No, Prodigal can't get their stories straight. He'd have to go back and finish 10th grade.
11/1/2008 2:23:55 PM
"That always cracks me up. Science believes that a meteor wiped out the dinosaurs. That 75 % of all life was wiped out."
98%-99% actually, if I remember correctly. Hell, 99% of everything that's ever lived on this planet is now extinct.
Doesn't say much for the "intelligent designer" argument, does it?
"Firestorms, nuclear winter, hyper-hurricanes wiped all life on the surface. Rodents living underground evolved into us."
"But dinosaurs didn't live underground."
No shit? Well, I learn something new every day...
"Science believes the raptors and other related dinos evolved into birds. How did raptors survive the extinction event?"
Some small dinosaurs survived because they didn't have the enormous food requirements of the larger ones. Likely they scavenged the large dinosaur carcasses and ate what plant life survived, plus the mammals that survived. They were the descendants of (or a different type of) the larger raptors you're thinking of.
Basically if you were larger than, say, a chicken you were royally fucked.
"They can't even get their stories straight."
Read your convoluted mess of a Bible lately? Didn't Jebus say something about removing the mote from your eye before pointing out the plank in your brother's?
Aside from that, the "stories", as you call them, fit perfectly if you understand what's being said and actually look at the evidence.
11/1/2008 2:59:18 PM
"How did raptors survive the extinction event? They can't even get their stories straight."
How hard is it to understand that 75% =/= 100%?
11/1/2008 3:47:42 PM
Silly me. I forgot science was in an interrogation room telling a story
11/1/2008 4:04:58 PM
That 75 % of all life was wiped out. Firestorms, nuclear winter, hyper-hurricanes [/b]wiped all life on the surface.[/b]
Contradiction. Do you even think about what you're gonna say before you post?
They can't even get their stories straight.
It's not their fault if you're too much of a dumbass to read up on the latest scientific theories.
11/1/2008 4:22:01 PM
We're working on it.
You, however, will never be able to explain where all the water from the Flood went.
11/1/2008 4:45:34 PM
My non-existent God. How could science have overlooked such a blatant contradiction? Either all of the scientists world-wide are idiots, or you don't know shit about what you are talking about.
11/1/2008 5:02:42 PM
I thought the meteor thing is more of a fairy tale than a scientific theory now...
11/1/2008 5:07:39 PM
Meteors don't cause all that.
11/1/2008 8:18:50 PM
Next week Prodigal Son will lecture on his version of quantum physics.
11/1/2008 8:54:51 PM
He's actually about right on the figure, iirc about 75% of species did go extinct in the K/T event (which isn't the worst in our planet's history, mind you. The Permian extinction killed at least 90% of life on Earth!).
11/1/2008 9:00:24 PM
Bored One-time Poster
Yeah, everybody knows that the dinosaurs were crammed onto an ark with two of every animal, then died for no apparent reason.
11/1/2008 9:13:05 PM
Knight of L-sama
Nope, a bolide impact event off what is now the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is pretty much accepted as the primary cause of the Cretaceous-Tertiary Mass Extinction. We got whacked and hard about 65 million years ago.
The other four great extinction events, including the mother of them all the Permian-Triassic (aka The Great Dying) are a little less certain.
11/1/2008 11:29:21 PM