quote:They could always run carbon 14 tests, but that's unlikely going to happen if they stick to the millions year old.
Doing carbon 14 on rock is a fools errand--you would get no meaningful answers. (And yes, I am familiar with the RATE project.)
quote:I don't see why extant or not-that-old extinct dinosaurs would be a problem for evolutionists. As a matter of fact many cultures from the past tell stories about dragons (dinosaur-like creatures). ... I think this question will be resolved if we find dragon (dinosaurs) skull/skeletons in medieval sites or ancient sites where people lived.
If you want to know about things found in medieval or other ancient sites, all you have to do is ask an archaeologist. We work with these time periods all the time. Don't you think it would be worth a Nobel Prize if we could document a dragon! (They don't have such a Nobel Prize for archaeology but they would create one for such a find!)
But with tens of thousands of archaeologists all over the world, along with geologists, sedimentologists, prospectors, landscapers, construction workers, gardeners and all the rest -- no such dragons have ever been found. There are tons of mammoths and mastodons, along with other now-extinct critters, but no dragons. I think the reason is that dragons are entirely mythical.
quote:What about the almost universal depiction of dragon (dinosaur)-like creatures around the globe? You can check Inca, Turkish, Chinese, Indonesian, Russian, European artifacts, and they will show you a dragon-like (dinosaur if you prefer, but that term didn't exist back then) on their potteries, in their stories, Zodiac symbols (why would there be 11 common animals + 1 "mythical" one)?
What is so mythical about dragons? Centaurs are definitely mythical since no one has ever found a Centaur skeleton afaik? It's not the case of Dragons/Dinosaurs, right?
Dragons are mythical. Dinosaurs are real, and went out of fashion about 65 million years ago. The evidence is clear on this.
But if you disagree, get your pick and shovel and do some research! But remember, if you want your evidence to pass scientific scrutiny, you might want to follow the scientific method. And your evidence will have to be clear and convincing. Drawings on old pots won't cut it if you can't produce bones or some other clear evidence.
It is like hunting for bigfoot. Bring back a skeleton or a major piece of one, and all of those decades of sightings and photographs will be more acceptable as evidence. Without a skeleton you have just another imaginary creature.
quote:Well, my question was how come ancient cultures depicted dinosaurs-like creatures? If indeed they had not seen any and it was all a myth.
Isn't something worth looking into, even if you are not interested in it. I don't ask you to be interested in the topic if you don't want to.
Look into it how?
Archaeology is our single best tool for exploring the past. Archaeology is practiced in most countries of the world and if there was evidence of "dragons" we would have found it by now. The depictions on pots and other old drawings show the most unlikely of critters--as do movies, TV, supermarket tabloid covers, comic books and the like. Means nothing.
Our colleagues the paleontologists find tons of dinosaurs, but no dragons. The problem is, those dinosaurs are all 65 million years old or older.
The evidence for a young earth, recent dragons, and a global flood about 4350 years ago is just not there. You are grasping at straws.