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Chances are, our ancestors saw the fossilized bones of dinosaurs, & made stories of dragons based off that.

It would explain why so many different cultures has Dragons mixed into their stories.
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The Flintstones was not a documentary.
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Mico171 wrote:

Chances are, our ancestors saw the fossilized bones of dinosaurs, & made stories of dragons based off that.

It would explain why so many different cultures has Dragons mixed into their stories.


That is highly likely. I do believe in that. Here in North America though that is a different story. I'm not too sure because mainly it is all oral history but Native Americans have talk about the Thunder bird. According to some tribes it existed but no actually evidence has shown up.
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Creationism confirmed.
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What exactly is the mainstream scientific explanation for art that looks just like dinosaurs if they supposedly never coexisted with humans?


simplest explanation, stegosaurus fossils were found and the discoverer's imaginations went wild. Kinda how the theory that the idea of the cyclops came about when someone saw an elephant skull for the first time and thought the trunk hole was an eye socket
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I thought the idea of dinosaur fossils being dug up to inspire dragons was an obvious idea.
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AzuroHeart wrote:

So check this out, this is not a conspiracy theory.

People say scientifically Humans and Dinosaurs never saw each other but... then what the hell is this?!




Looks like a Stegosaurus!
Plus also, multiple languages has the same word and meaning "Dragon" on multiple cultures.



Its a rhino with leaves behind it.

Dragons as a cultural symbol is usually derived from snakes.
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evilotakuneko wrote:

The Flintstones was not a documentary.


Oh man, the Barney Rubble Scandal!

What happened man?! xD
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okay ignoring the rest of this, it is interesting to consider the common root of Dragon mythologies. So many cultures throughout the world have their own versions of the dragon with several commonalities. I'm not suggesting that they reflect some interaction with a specific organism, just that there was likely some shared mythology that evolved down different trajectories as humanity spread across the globe and cultures diverged.
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stars201 wrote:

To be honest, lizards are dinosaurs


Birds are much, MUCH closer taxonomically.

As to shared legends, that should be no surprise; most eurasian languages have a common root (they started from essentially one language that spread and diversified), so I would expect that legends would go with them. There is also a fairly universal (in eurasia) flood mythology that parallels (or predates) the biblical floods.
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duh every dragons fan knows this
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evilotakuneko wrote:

The Flintstones was not a documentary.


Oh yeah? Then how come they were able to film dinosaurs? It obviously wasn't CGI.
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Heck maybe there were couple of them left after whatever catastrophe that whiped them out happened and a few of the surviving species didn't evolve as fast as some of the others and we just finished those ones off. We were a resourceful people back then so maybe we used the bones to make stuff so now they are so warped we don't even realize they are actually dinosaur bones.
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All wrong.

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Humans did find fossilized bones and preserved footprints of them. Much as we do now. But back then they didn't have fancy tools like carbon dating to reassure them more of those farking things weren't still living in the woods. If you were some wandering peasant and stumbled across a T-Rex skull your first thought would not be "Oh wow, I bet its millions of year sold!" it would be "OH SHIT FUCK ARE THERE MORE?" >.>

Also that does not look like a stegosaurus. It does however look like a number of animals that actually do live in Cambodia where this temple is located. Though it is kind of ironic that creationists are clinging to a Buddhist temple as proof of their stupidity.


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