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Very interesting, and they're most likely correct, but I remain skeptical. From the article:

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By looking at 164 living species, the UC Davis team was able to confirm that eye measurements are quite accurate in predicting whether animals are active by day, by night or around the clock.
The key being 'living' and 'quite'.
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this,

just clone the buggers ALA jurrasic park already. you get all your answer then
whos to say they havnt done that already there cloning our livestock and produce, and who knows what else
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Very interesting, and they're most likely correct, but I remain skeptical. From the article:



The key being 'living' and 'quite'.
You should always remain "skeptical"
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I saw this documentary about dinosaurs and humans living together and only becoming extinct in the past few thousand years. They were saying how dragons and dinosaurs are actually one in the same.

Dinosaurs were discovered in 1822 but if you look there are some pretty precise drawings and descriptions from long before that. How could have they known? Kind of intriguing. It was a little religious and preachy for my taste but they made some valid points.

Such as the radiometric dating. How can we be totally sure that this is accurate?
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I saw this documentary about dinosaurs and humans living together and only becoming extinct in the past few thousand years. They were saying how dragons and dinosaurs are actually one in the same.

Dinosaurs were discovered in 1822 but if you look there are some pretty precise drawings and descriptions from long before that. How could have they known? Kind of intriguing. It was a little religious and preachy for my taste but they made some valid points.

Such as the radiometric dating. How can we be totally sure that this is accurate?
Dating techniques based on radioactive decay is the only way we've developed to give a rough estimate on how old something is when we're talking thousands of years or more. Although it has it's limitations, I personally think it's fairly accurate and most everyone will too until we come up with something better or it's been dis-proven.
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That's really awesome.
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I saw this documentary about dinosaurs and humans living together and only becoming extinct in the past few thousand years. They were saying how dragons and dinosaurs are actually one in the same.

Dinosaurs were discovered in 1822 but if you look there are some pretty precise drawings and descriptions from long before that. How could have they known? Kind of intriguing. It was a little religious and preachy for my taste but they made some valid points.

Such as the radiometric dating. How can we be totally sure that this is accurate?
i swear i saw the same one cant remember the name, i think it might have been a michael tsarion presentation
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I saw this documentary about dinosaurs and humans living together and only becoming extinct in the past few thousand years. They were saying how dragons and dinosaurs are actually one in the same.

Dinosaurs were discovered in 1822 but if you look there are some pretty precise drawings and descriptions from long before that. How could have they known? Kind of intriguing. It was a little religious and preachy for my taste but they made some valid points.

Such as the radiometric dating. How can we be totally sure that this is accurate?
Dinosaurs might have officially been discovered in the early 1800s, but did you ever stop and think that is just the time frame when we had scientists capable of actually understanding what the fossils were? That early humans had seen dinosaur fossils and imagined them as dragons?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinosau...y_of_discovery

Heck, the cyclops of greek mythology might have been based off of the fossils of prehistoric dwarf elephant skulls as they were skulls roughly twice the size of a human skull and had a large, centralized socket (which was really the nasal cavity for the trunk) that could have been interpreted as a large single eye socket.
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Dinosaurs might have officially been discovered in the early 1800s, but did you ever stop and think that is just the time frame when we had scientists capable of actually understanding what the fossils were? That early humans had seen dinosaur fossils and imagined them as dragons?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinosau...y_of_discovery

Heck, the cyclops of greek mythology might have been based off of the fossils of prehistoric dwarf elephant skulls as they were skulls roughly twice the size of a human skull and had a large, centralized socket (which was really the nasal cavity for the trunk) that could have been interpreted as a large single eye socket.
That's how I imagine it going down.
 
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Dinosaurs might have officially been discovered in the early 1800s, but did you ever stop and think that is just the time frame when we had scientists capable of actually understanding what the fossils were? That early humans had seen dinosaur fossils and imagined them as dragons?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinosau...y_of_discovery

Heck, the cyclops of greek mythology might have been based off of the fossils of prehistoric dwarf elephant skulls as they were skulls roughly twice the size of a human skull and had a large, centralized socket (which was really the nasal cavity for the trunk) that could have been interpreted as a large single eye socket.
Yea that makes a lot of sense. I thought it was still a pretty cool theory.

The one thing that is weird is that every animal on the Chinese calendar is real except the dragon. It's like the only thing that stands out.
    
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