Y'all are a bunch of wankers!

During the dinosaurs period, humans like creatures weren't

around. So where did we come from?
Permalink AlFranken 
January 8th, 2018 10:53am
So this is an incomplete answer that we have:

No, people did not exist during the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The dinosaurs all went extinct about 65 million years ago (that's a long time!). The current thought, based on fossilized remains and archeological evidence, is that humans did not exist until about 2.5 million years ago. So, as you can see, there was a long time that passed between when the dinosaurs went extinct and when humans were around (about 62.5 million years). However, our species, Homo sapiens, did not exist until about 0.25 million years ago (250,000 years).
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This is like Crypo-currency. Do we have anything to work with?
Permalink AlFranken 
January 8th, 2018 10:54am
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fd/Cynognathus_BW.jpg

240 million year old mammal like creature, from before the 'dinosaur era'.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
January 8th, 2018 11:01am
Where is the document to back up this picture?
Permalink AlFranken 
January 8th, 2018 11:06am
> Where is the document to back up this picture?

That is wasted on you.

You are better off believing in creation, you can ask Idiot to explain it to you.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
January 8th, 2018 11:14am
Thank you, Lotti. You are such a kind teacher.
Permalink AlFranken 
January 8th, 2018 11:18am
It's a common misconception, pushed by fundamentalists, that humans didn't live during dinosaur times.

We know they did because human footprints are preserved along side dinosaur tracks in ancient mud beds. Also because of the large number of oral records from various indigenous groups with stories of encounters with dinosaurs, and names for them in local languages.

Some dinosaurs survived to the present day, among them the famous plesiosaur in Loch Ness, and the sauropod in Congo, known locally as Mokèlé-mbèmbé.

During the Jurassic period human groups had not yet developed the cultural practice of burial. As a result all of the corpses were eaten by giant carnivorous reptiles. The circle of life.

In fact, one reason we know that dinosaurs existed back then is the lack of human remains from the period. Without dinosaurs to eat them, there would have been remains left.
Permalink Reality Check 
January 8th, 2018 11:30am
But...

...Didn't Raquel Welch fight dinosaurs?
Permalink Zaq 
January 8th, 2018 11:31am
RC. That is an interesting theory. So you are saying dinosaurs ate up everything and there is no fossil record of humans like creatures? There isn't a tar pit somewhere that humans like remains are in it?
Permalink AlFranken 
January 8th, 2018 11:33am
A couple other dinos that survived are chickens and the cassowary.
Permalink Reality Check 
January 8th, 2018 11:34am
https://goo.gl/images/jBqKKd
Permalink GoogleBot 
January 8th, 2018 11:35am
"There isn't a tar pit somewhere that humans like remains are in it?"

Lots of tar pits with mammoths and saber tooth tigers. In the US, natives used these tar pits to get tar to seal the planks on their huge redwood ships.
Permalink Reality Check 
January 8th, 2018 11:36am
Oh, I didn't know this, La Brea woman was found in the La Brea pit in 1914. Was ceremonially buried in the tar pit 10,000 years ago.

So, after dinosaurs because of the development of a belief in the after life and resurrection, and the need for burial rather than simply being eaten.
Permalink Reality Check 
January 8th, 2018 11:39am
GoogleBot, that's right. Lot of dinosaurs scaled down due to lack of food. Their offspring became tiny million years later.
Permalink AlFranken 
January 8th, 2018 11:39am
That baby heron definitely shows signs of dino ancestry.

Not sure about the size argument though. It's definitely true that resource constraints like being on an island can favor pygmism. In particular, races of very tiny elephants and people on Indonesian and Pacific islands going back thousands of years.

However, there were also tiny dinosaurs during the Jurassic. Some like chickens have simply survived intact.
Permalink Reality Check 
January 8th, 2018 11:47am
I can't dispute what you said. So the answer that said there wasn't a human being like creature around Jurassic period is plain wrong!
Permalink AlFranken 
January 8th, 2018 11:50am
RC, these guys are so wrong.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn9936-top-10-dinosaur-myths/
Permalink AlFranken 
January 8th, 2018 11:52am
It's "New Scientist", something of a crank publication. What can you expect?
Permalink Reality Check 
January 8th, 2018 11:57am
Also, you can see the proof that dinosaurs coexisted with humans here: 
https://arkencounter.com/
Permalink Pie 
January 9th, 2018 7:36am

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