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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Were Dinosaurs a Problem for Humans?

Proponents of long ages and the extinction of dinosaurs millions of years ago assert their beliefs as if all scientists in the field are in agreement, and that ancient doom was a done deal. This involves arguing from their assumptions of deep time, and disregarding historical records and possible modern sightings of dinosaurs (they don't like these because it threatens their "millions of years" paradigm). If you cognate on it, you'll see that many of the pictures and descriptions of dragons fit mighty well with what we expect dinosaurs to look and act like. Seems to me that it's even more so with the oldest records and artwork.

People have had problems with certain wild animals who became killers and needed to be killed. Similar situations could have led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Image credit: St George and the Dragon by Paolo Uccello, 1470
Why would George slew his ownself a dragon? Because it needed killing. Oldest stories of this go back to about the tenth or eleventh century. Some of the records told how they could be mean things. In the biblical creationist model, dragons (remember, the word dinosaur was not invented until Richard Owen came up with it until about 1842) were on Noah's Ark. No, don't be thinking that he took on full-sized critters, he could have taken young ones — and some were the size of a chicken.

After the Flood, the world had drastically changed, so food would have been difficult to obtain. Humans were breeding and spreading out, and encroachment on their territory could have generated strife. Dinosaurs/dragons may have been great with a side of potatoes and cheese, and dinosaurs seem to have been returning the favor by dining on people as well. George, we have another one that needs slaying over here!

To parallel this with modern human and animal activity, animals that we in the Western world may think of as cute and cuddly are downright dangerous. Did you know that tigers can swim the river and grab someone? And stay well clear of the hippopotamus, too. Elephants can get on the prod, stomping entire small villages and killing people. Hunts were organized for tigers and elephants, and many of them are considered endangered or threatened. Not only were they hunted for sport and other reasons, but they endangered us at times. Think of those situations related to remaining dinosaurs.
At times, nature really does seem, in Tennyson’s vivid phrase, “red in tooth and claw”—or at any rate, no place for the unwary. And it’s not just the carnivores you need to watch out for. Large herbivores also will throw their weight around—to deadly effect.

Asian elephants on the rampage!

Across Asia, wild elephants kill hundreds of people every year. An elephant can split a man’s skull with its trunk, or gore its victim with its tusks. But they mostly kill by knocking people over, then trampling them to death. Most attacks are blamed on forest clearance “disrupting traditional elephant migration routes and leading to violent clashes between people and elephants when hungry elephants raid crops.” Here are some (warning: graphic!) accounts:
To read the rest of this very interesting article, click on "Enraged elephants, terrifying tigers, and dangerous dinosaurs".


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