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Old 07-28-2008, 04:33 AM
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Default Re: Dinosaur Hoax - Dinosaurs Never Existed!

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1. Nature of dinosaur discoveries - only within the last 150 years and in huge unusual concentrated quantities going against the laws of nature and probability.
Before the 1800s, anthropology barely existed as a science. That's the reason why we know little about earlier discoveries. Also, it is likely that bones that were discovered before the 1800s were attributed to mythological figures like "dragons".

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2. Nature of dinosaur discoverers and excavators - not by (initially) disinterested parties. When discovered by parties without a vested interest, they need to be told by dinosaur experts that they are dinosaur bones.
Most people are just stupid.

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3. Nature of public display preparation - integrity and source of fossils - possible tampering and bone substitution and possible fraudulent activities on a massive scale.
It definitely happened on a small scale, but I know of no evidence of large scale fraud.

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4. Existing artistic drawings and public exhibits showing off-balance and awkward postures that basic physics would rule out as being possible.
Examples please.

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5. Very low odds of all these dinosaur bones being fossilized but not the bones of other animals.
Please elaborate.

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6. Implications of dinosaur discoveries to the theory of evolution and the belief that man was created in God's image, suggesting possible hidden and subtle political or religious agendas served on a naive and unsuspecting public.
Even creationist Kent Hovind doesn't argue against the existence of dinosaurs. In fact, he uses so-called evidence of man's co-existence with dinosaurs for his arguments that the world is just a few thousand years old.

Anyway, I see no reason why the existence of dinosaurs would be necessary to promote evolution as a scientific theory.

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7. A lack of organizations and people questioning or being skeptical of each and every discovery and public display. Dinosaurs are popular.
A lack of criticism could simply imply that there is little reason to criticise.
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