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That the medieval peoples referred to "dragons" becomes far more interesting, doesn't it? And that scientists referred to dinosaurs by the same term, only inventing the term "dinosaur" about 160 years ago, lends credence that dinos were with us much more recently than "scientists" would have us believe.

Timberwolf, Where Liberty Dwells 41 Comments [2/3/2013 8:50:59 AM]
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Fawful has seen God has a vagina on top of his penis

Or maybe medieval idiots discovered dinosaur bones and tried to explain their existence.

2/3/2013 9:04:59 AM

Filin De Blanc

THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE SAYING. Are you seriously claiming T-Rex was roaming about the English countryside in the days of Chaucer? That doesn't seem...totally absurd or anything to you?

2/3/2013 9:13:58 AM

Rabbit of Caerbannog

Wow, such wisdom.

2/3/2013 9:19:50 AM

UHM

Maybe a time portal oppend and a dinsaur went through, then from our time a hot young scientist went through too and a knight looking to slay the dragon came after her roaming the streets of modern London thinking it was hell. But then by an animal rights proponent was taught that the beast wasn't a beast but just a confused animal.

A hundred internets go to the first person to get the reference.

2/3/2013 9:47:34 AM

Johannes9126

That is the reason we find so many things made from dinosaur bones and teeth when we dig out sites from medieval times. Or so many dinoaur-saddles and leather made from dinosaurs.
/Not.

2/3/2013 9:48:05 AM

J. James

Gee, I wonder where else-



-ancient people-



- could possibly get-



-an idea like that. Hmm.

2/3/2013 10:14:25 AM

Deep Search

It's both interesting and nauseating to think a person like this actually exists in the real world. This guy is 100% insane, but he and his cronies will never see it.

2/3/2013 10:26:16 AM

Sheridan



Uhm, no.

2/3/2013 10:56:13 AM



Those damned "scientists" and their "science".

2/3/2013 11:13:40 AM

SpukiKitty


2/3/2013 11:27:03 AM

mellenORL

Funny, how all those legends of Knights slaying dragons start out something like, "Long, long ago, in the far away kingdom of Norn..." etc. But yeah, it's cool how our ancestors found fossils and came up with such beautiful, fanciful menageries of winged griffons and dragons and such. Must've been fun spinning yarns for their kids around the hearth fire on a cold night, holding a piece of fossil dino jaw in their hand and describing how great-great grandpa slew da dragon.

2/3/2013 11:47:23 AM

mattiedef

Dragon is metaphor for the devil and forms a demon can take originally. Why western dragons are all evil bastards and appear in christian myth like st. George.

Learn your religious history.

2/3/2013 12:00:53 PM

John

dinos were with us much more recently than "scientists" would have us believe.

What if dinosaurs coexisted with humans or are even around today? Horseshoe crabs were around millions of years before the first dinosaur, and are still around today. So are lots of other animals, like cockroaches, lamprey eels and the coelacanth. The latter was thought extinct for 65 million years (about as long as the dinosaurs) until one was found in 1938. I don't get the point of the whole WLD discussion.

2/3/2013 12:24:26 PM

New Face of Rev

Right ok, so we have preserved medieval pelts of bears, wolves, rabbits, cows, sheep, moles, horses, deer, boars...

but nobody thought to hang on to a Dragon Scale?

2/3/2013 12:52:18 PM

Detrs

Recent bones or other biological evidence or that isn't true.

2/3/2013 12:55:00 PM

Elia


2/3/2013 1:10:19 PM

Raised by Horses

@Sheridan

That would make an awesome movie, though.

2/3/2013 1:49:21 PM

Doubting Thomas

Yeah, we are only removed from dinosaurs by about 60 million years.

2/3/2013 2:22:57 PM

Old Viking

Like the term alchemy, which lends credence to the observation that turning base metals into gold began more recently than scientists would have us believe.

2/3/2013 2:41:55 PM

Prager

Timberwolf is too stupid to breed. Let's hope that he/she has been fixed.

2/3/2013 3:18:09 PM

Dr.Shrinker

@ John

"What if dinosaurs coexisted with humans or are even around today?"

- And what if there really is a Santa Claus? After all, Santa and modern day dinosaurs share the exact same amount of evidence: zilch.

2/3/2013 3:44:37 PM

Hasan Prishtina

Trouble is that the dragons always appear in mythical tales, often along with other mythical creatures which bear no resemblence to any known dinosaur. And where are the remains of the blemmyes and sciapods, Timberwolf?

2/3/2013 4:06:36 PM

Anon

@John:

No.

The coelacanth ( and the horseshoe crab and the ginkos ) have not remained constant for tens or hundreds of millions of years.

The discovery of the coelacanth was exciting because it showed that a lineage that had been thought extinct for a very long time had produced descendant species that were still present.

Things like the coelacanth are called 'living fossils' because their gross physical anatomy has not changed significantly. But the details of their bodies have changed. They are not the same species as they were in the past. The same for the horseshoe crabs (of which there are 4 species extant right now).

For example: Wikipedia describes the differences between the different coelacanth species: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coelacanth.

Evolution does not stop.

There are still descendants of the various Dinosauria around right now. They are the Aves clade. That is to say, birds. All the other dinosaurs are 65 million years gone. The current reptiles descend from other lineages. The last time they and the birds and dinosaurs had a common ancestor was ~300 million years back, a thing called a diapsid.

2/3/2013 4:31:07 PM

checkmate

"dragons"

Dragons really exist:



So do dinosaurs:


2/3/2013 5:34:48 PM

rubber chicken

Even if donosaurs, by our modern definition, were still extant recently, or even, around today, it still wouldn't make creationism true.

2/3/2013 7:25:29 PM
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