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Old 10-11-2009, 06:54 PM
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Default Re: Dinosaur Hoax - Dinosaurs Never Existed!

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Dinosaurs: Science Or Science Fiction


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The following issues raise red flags as to the integrity of the dinosaur industry and cast doubts as to whether dinosaurs ever existed.

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.
Actually, peoples around the world have been finding occasional deposits of ancient fossils for centuries, but it is only since we started heavy excavations for minerals because of the industrial revolution that the number of finds has increased. Carving roadcuts, mine shafts, and other normally unrelated activities often turn up deposits of fossils. Also, the process by which a fossil is formed happens only in the rarest of circumstances. Generally a flash flood or other calamity has to was the creatures into a body of water where sedimentation can take place, so its understandable as to why the finds are concentrated to only certain areas
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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.
Well, many finds are accomplished by amateurs all the time. One just happened here in colorado recently where 2 kids found a mastodon skeleton, correctly identified it, and are getting credit in the literature.
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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.
Certainly mistakes are made in reconstructions, as in the apatasaurus pelvis being pointed the wrong way, but like everything else these things are peer reviewed and I seriously doubt there is a conspiracy of ten of thousands pf paleontologists going on.
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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.
Certainly some dinosaurs have very awkward postures due to their immense bulk, but it is actually the understanding of physics that is improving our modeling of how these creatures walked and lived.
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5. Very low odds of all these dinosaur bones being fossilized but not the bones of other animals.
Actually, we do find other animals besides dinosaurs preserved right along side their giant cousins. Part of this perception is that the dinos hog the spotlight (and the grant money) while the lesser creatures pass un-noticed. Also, the bulk of the dinosaurs bones lends them to preservation much better than the smaller creatures, but the smaller ones are found just the same.
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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.
Huh? Not going to touch that one
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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.
So just because they are popular its a conspiracy? Gotcha? Could it be that there is little to be skeptical of?

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