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Featured dinosaurs

Discussion in 'Christian Philosophy & Ethics' started by lambofgod43985889, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. lambofgod43985889

    lambofgod43985889 Active Member Supporter

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    i watched a church that were celebrating children's day, and in the temple a guy was disguised with a dinosaur's costume, he was dancing. it was proper?

    what kind of creature dinosaurs are?
     
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  3. David Neos

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    Hopefully it wasn't Barney.
     
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  4. ViaCrucis

    ViaCrucis Evangelical Catholic of the Augsburg Confession

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    So a children's event with fun silly costumes? I don't see the problem.

    A diverse lineage of reptiles, the majority of which have long been extinct. The only surviving dinosaurs are what we call birds.

    -CryptoLutheran
     
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  5. Aussie Pete

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    And crocodiles. And some sharks. Depending on which research you believe.
     
  6. Aussie Pete

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    Dancing is forbidden in many Churches, so I imagine some frowning going on.
     
  7. SkyWriting

    SkyWriting The Librarian Supporter

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    I agree it doesn't sound very authentic, right?
     
  8. ChristianForCats

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    Not exactly. Birds are descendents of dinosaurs that had feathers.
     
  9. Lost4words

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    I can trace my family back to the Jurassic period! :p
     
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  10. ViaCrucis

    ViaCrucis Evangelical Catholic of the Augsburg Confession

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    Crocodiles are archosaurs, but not dinosaurs. Sharks are fish.

    -CryptoLutheran
     
  11. ViaCrucis

    ViaCrucis Evangelical Catholic of the Augsburg Confession

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    Birds are just a very diverse group of theropod dinosaurs which survived the extinction event that killed off the rest of the dinosaurs. It'd be like if every mammal except rodents went extinct, rodents would still be mammals.

    -CryptoLutheran
     
  12. ChristianForCats

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    Forty percent of mammals are rodents.
     
  13. The Barbarian

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    No. Dinosaurs and birds are on one branch of the Archosaura, and crocodiles are on another. Crocs are not descended from dinosaurs.

    Where on Earth did you get that idea?

    Link to the paper that says sharks are descended from dinosaurs?
     
  14. PizzaAddict

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    No he made fool of himself and dinosaurs are man made , perhaps they were just overgrown lizards just like everything was overgrown back them from mushrooms to fishes and butterflies .
     
  15. charsan

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    No, it was for children. Dinosaurs were reptiles I think
     
  16. ViaCrucis

    ViaCrucis Evangelical Catholic of the Augsburg Confession

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    Not disputing that. My only point is that saying that "birds descended from dinosaurs" and "birds are dinosaurs" aren't mutually exclusive statements. The same way that we can say rodents descended from mammals (true) and rodents are mammals (also true).

    The only reason we make any kind if distinction between birds and dinosaurs is because the non-avian dinosaurs are long gone and all that's left are birds. But birds are dinosaurs in the same way that rodents are mammals.

    -CryptoLutheran
     
  17. ViaCrucis

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    They were reptiles. But defining "reptile" is itself a bit wonky. "Reptile" as a classification is more-or-less arbitrary. Reptile could be defined several possible ways. All tetrapod amniotes would be the broadest definition. More narrowly we could say it refers to all diapsids, thus excluding the synapsids (the only surviving synapsids being mammals). Or we could even more narrowly define it as all diapsids excluding birds.

    -CryptoLutheran
     
  18. JackRT

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    I can remember when the Dead Sea was only feeling a bit poorly.
     
  19. ViaCrucis

    ViaCrucis Evangelical Catholic of the Augsburg Confession

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    Dinosaurs aren't lizards. Lizards are squamata, along with snakes.

    Also, most dinosaurs weren't very big, it's just that most of the famous ones, and thus the ones that have grabbed the public's attention, were the big ones.

    When Steven Spielberg directed Jurassic Park and wanted the recently discovered velociraptor as a major antagonist he decided instead to use deinonychas as the inspiration. Velociraptors were under 2 feet tall and weighed little more than 30lbs. Deinonychus, on the other hand, was far more intimidating. But not nearly as intimidating as utahraptor.

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    -CryptoLutheran
     
  20. ChristianForCats

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    Synapsids came after diapsids. This is in line with mammals originating after reptiles erroneously thought to be dinosaurs.
     
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