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HUGE record breaking dinosaur bone unearthed.

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"The new species are estimated to have been 40 meters in length and 80 tons in weight, surpassing the previous record-holder for the world's largest dinosaur — the Argentinosaurus"

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The Electric Universe has a

The Electric Universe has a pretty interesting theory on why ancient animals were so massive. I'll post his presentation where Wal Thornhill explains his theory of how we came into the solar system. Its not a good way to introduce yourself to this theory as it requires you to have familiarized yourself with the Electric Universe theory. Those who don't know anything about plasma cosmology and are still stuck in the flat-earth paradigm, this will probably go right over your head.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoY2s3l3c9g&list=UUvHqXK_Hz7...

and...

who pays for all these records when they get broken?

:P

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If you are a YEC...

If you are a YEC (young earth creationist; thinks the earth is 6-15k years old), then you must conclude that this animal walked the earth some time in the last 6,000 years or so, and just a few thousand years later the bone appears in this fashion.

If

If you are an Atheist then you believe this bone evolved from a hydrogen atom millions of years ago ... of course there is NO proof of this either, so it really is another Religion, but a Religion with no explanations just a lot of BS

Whoops, incorrect...

IF you maintain Darwinian evolution... then you find it to be likely true that matter evolved to life and produced such an animal...

But atheism does not inform you on a position on abiogenesis or evolution.

Seriously???

So how can someone claim to be an Atheist but are completely ignorant of how life came to be .. but the mighty Atheist knows it can't be God but is clueless as to how .. this make the Atheist seem stupid

Eh

If I have been mugged, and I know my friend Ted was at home, then I know it wasn't my friend Ted, but I do not know who the mugger was.

We can be sure it's not Ted though.

You can know something isn't something, for instance, the Christian god of the Bible, but not know how the universe was created. To argue that just because you don't know one fact for certain means that all the points offered by the Bible are true would of course be silly.

Offering that argument would make the arguer seem stupid.

Eric Hoffer

Ding ding ding!

We have a winner with a factual statement!

Tell him what he's won Johnny!

...

Crap, we need better prizes for this sort of thing.

Eric Hoffer

A Small Question...

Congratulations on the extraordinary fossil find in Argentina. I have question, however. Wouldn't the size, volume, and weight would impose enormous stresses, practically from birth, on the animal's body, and every organ therein? Every system, endocrine, skeletal (especially skeletal) metabolic, excretory, heat balance, repiratory, etc. would encounter enormous challenges simply holding this organism together against ordinary gravity!

Seafaring creatures such as Whales can attain such size because of water displacement. But living, walking, and growing on land exposes the creature to enormous stresses that would compromise survival chances, to say nothing of effective reproduction.

I hope that I am not raining on anybody's parade, but these are questions which should be looked at, and answered!

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Lived in water?

They may have lived in water too. That's how they often show brontosauri and such.

The same problem probably would be noticeable between a mouse and an elephant I would guess.

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Maybe dinosaurs lived in the water.

Is it true that something can get too big? Wouldn't the bone mass make up for it? I think the theory is that dinosaurs lay eggs- thus birth would not be too difficult.

My dog would have a field day

My dog would have a field day with a bone that size.
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I have a gorgeous Rott mix.

I have a gorgeous Rott mix. She can splinter a beef femur in one day.....I wonder how long it would take for her to take it down....

Woohoo

I'd ride that thing like Fred Flintstone!

That's cool!

And one of the reasons why I'm glad I'm living in the 21st century, lol.

you mean... you wouldn't want

you mean... you wouldn't want to get stepped on by a giant dinosaur?!

Or step in a pile of dinosaur dung

the size of a compact car.

It is my theory that God put

It is my theory that God put dinosaurs here to make fast compost and speed up making the earth inhabitable.

Interesting idea.

I think humans and dinosaurs/dragons coexisted at one point.

Just for fun.

I once saw a documentary on "If Dragons Existed" and it put forward some pretty fascinating theories. It was a long time ago but it might have been on Animal Planet.

Flight was achieved by organs in their body producing hydrogen. This was also how they "breathed" fire. They could ignite the hydrogen they expelled from their mouths in a variety of possible ways. The also theorized that they would need to "eat" gold and platinum in order to produce the hydrogen through some chemical reaction which explained why in fables they "guarded treasure." They likened their mating rituals to eagles... etc.

It was pretty good.

NOTE: I am not advocating violence in any way. The content of the post is for intellectual, theoretical, and philosophical discussion. FEDS, please don't come to my house.

Was this it?

It is called "The Last Dragon." I am still wondering if it was good sci-fi or a real documentary...?


http://youtu.be/8FIDeOOL52Q

I think the mythology of JR

I think the mythology of JR Tolkein may have more elements of truth in it than we realize... Especially considering advanced ancient civilizations of Men and how Elves existed here in a previous age before moving on to the next realm.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.