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29724, dear lord, the boy actually believes in dragons!
Posted by 40thStreetBlack, Wed Mar-30-05 04:09 PM
>1. Human & Dinosaur Fossils. Human bones and tools coexist in
>the same fossil layers as dinosaur bones in Texas and the

No they don't.

>2. Human & Dinosaur Footprints. Footprints of dinosaurs,
>humans and other mammals coexist in the same fossil layers in
>Texas and New Mexico.

No they don't.

>3. Native American Petroglyphs. Cave and cliff drawings in
>Utah and Colorado crudely depict certain dinosaur species
>(dated from 400 A.D. to 1300 A.D.).

No they don't.

>4. Ica Stones. Ceremonial burial stones discovered in Ica,
>Peru depict numerous species of dinosaurs, some in activities
>with man (dated from 500 A.D. to 1500 A.D.).

No they don't.

>5. Acambaro Figurines. Ceramic and stone figurines discovered
>in Acambaro, Mexico represent many species of dinosaurs (dated
>from 800 B.C. to 200 A.D.).

No they don't.

>6. Dragon Accounts. China, Europe and the Middle East share
>similar accounts of “dragons” and other beasts.

Actually dragons in Asian and European myths are very different.

>Some cultures
>revered these creatures. For instance, records of Marco Polo
>in China show that the royal house kept dragons for
>ceremonies. In other cultures, it was a great honor to kill
>these beasts. There are numerous records of warriors killing
>great beasts in order to establish credibility in a village.

There's tons of legends of heroes killing all kinds of great beasts and monsters - the hydra, the minotaur, the kraken, etc... that doesn't make any of them based in fact.

>7. Behemoth, Leviathan and the Dragons of the Bible. Job
>writes of great creatures, Behemoth and Leviathan, nearly 4000
>years ago.

No he didn't, because the Bible is not 4,000 years old.

>Although more recent Bible translations use
>elephant, hippo or crocodile instead, the original Hebrew does
>not allow for these interpretations. The word “dragon”
>(Hebrew: tannin) is used numerous times in the Old Testament,
>and most directly translates as “sea or land monsters.”

So they could be talking about crocodiles.

>8. Gilgamesh, Fafnir, Beowulf and other Legends. Many famous
>legends, including the mythology of Egypt, Greece and Rome,
>include specific descriptions of dragons and other
>dinosaur-like creatures.
>9. Dragons in Ancient Art. Dinosaur-like creatures are
>featured on Babylonian landmarks, Roman mosaics, Egyptian
>burial shrouds, and many other pieces of art throughout the
>ancient world.
>10. Current Legends & Discoveries. There is a huge and
>credible legacy of sea, lake and swamp “monsters,” even to
>this day.

No, because... eh, this is getting tedious. I can't believe I'm actually trying to convince an adult that dragons aren't real.

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