Did Dragons Really Exist?

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  1. Crusader

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    yeah, there wasnt much of it left though.
     
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    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    maybe dragons recked it:p :p
     
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    that is a very plausable explaination, forget about erosion and weathering over a thousand years, one dragon could do it in a day.

    There, this is incontravertible (is that even a word?:eek: ) evidence that dragons exist, the destruction af hadrians wall.
     
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    Glorfy_of_Imladris Mysterious Glorfy

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    lol :D:p other thing about Stupid Governments; When some years ago scientists discovered the tomb of Kublai Khan, the government didn't want to acknowledge the discover, because it was on another place then they want it to be. So, officially, his grave hasn't been discovered yet. :rolleyes:
     
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    ha thats quite funny, its like those secret nuclear bunkers that arent supposed to exist but are on roadsigns. There was a really funny programme about it on a few months ago.
     
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    I don't get it either. What is wrong with these government people? I think it would be a good thing for the country to discover all sorts of ancient facts and places. Tourists and archeologists and scientists and TV programs. It's like free advertising for your country. Sheesh.
     
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    yeah, I'm sure egypt would make a fortune for just the rights to open that chamber, let alone the amount of tourists it would attract, and since the goverment have control over who goes where, they can charge people to see it. Millions could be theirs.
     
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    They must have some reason for not opening this stuff, though what it could be I can't guess. :confused:
     
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    Asgath Heavy-metal dwarf

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    Of course Dragons exist, I AM A DRAGON
     
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    Glorfy_of_Imladris Mysterious Glorfy

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    And I am Santa Claus :D
     
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    Asgath Heavy-metal dwarf

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    WOAH C00L!!!!!!!!

    hmmmm, its funny because its true
     
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    Wow, really?!? And how is Mrs. Claus today? ;)
     
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    heh, I killed the thread:p
     
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    sais enough of you :p you know, I think you're a dragon ;)
     
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    :spam: :nono:
     
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    Glorfy_of_Imladris Mysterious Glorfy

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    And what's your post then :D;)

    To continue... anyone more arguments?...
     
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    Well, I think there were dragons. Even the Bible mentions in Job two animals that don't seem to fit the descriptions of any animals today. Who knows what killed them off though. It could have been any number of things or a combination of things. I think man exaggerated the dragons on many points the same as they did with King Arthur and that's why they all contradict each other.
     
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    There are far more extinct animal species than living ones. "Dragons" are alive today; they just aren't very large. Then there are the huge "sea" crocodiles that live around the Philippines that average over 20' in length. The T Rex was a dragon by any definition: and it's total body mass was c. that of an African bull elephant: the elephant is not extinct and the T Rex is: but nobody today would confuse an elephant with a dragon. Flying dragons breathing fire have never existed: the way they are depicted is an aeordynamic impossibility. The flying mounts of the Nazgul in the LOTR movie are not impossible, being no more than extra-large pterodactyle-like creatures. But they too are dragons. I suspect that if there ever was such a creature, and it had a venomous bite, that that would account for the legendary "fire" breathing ability.
     
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    Well m douglas larsen we have long been discussing the biological possibilities regarding the dragons of folklore, someone said there are beetles in South america that can breath fire (plus we discussed the theories in reign of fire) Fire breathing is possible under certain circumstance, plus i doubt it was because of a poisonous bite, many mythological beasts had poison stings, none were refuted to be fire related, i would agree if you had mentioned the common theory of the fire explaination, that the lizards forked tongue resembled the tongues of flames.

    And for one thing why do dragons have to look the way they are depicted, sfter they would have died out the image of them could have become different from varying personal depiction. Im sure if they flew they would have done it in an aerodynamically possible way, like pterodactyls with the ability to breath fire.

    The notion of dragons is not impossible, it is entirely plausable, we just dont beleive it because it doesnt fit in with modern ideas.
     
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    "Fire-breathing" isn't any more possible than "ethereal pink elephants" (borrowed metaphor from another forum:D) inhabiting the inner recesses of the moon: surely possible but not to be looked for. This is the sort of thing that you believe if it leaps out at you: you don't go looking for evidence beforehand. Dragons as creatures would have no reason to exist: can you imagine a huge, fire-breathing, talking, reptile as part of the food chain ?? Now, if you want to get into all manner of metaphysical possibilities, then anything becomes a valid theory: even to the extent of allowing God and angels to take on physical forms of their choosing: and dragons would certainly be a "trip" huh ?

    I can accept legendary creatures which are extinct as explanations for the dragons of our mythologies, fairy tales and legends. But talking is out, and so is breathing fire. I still ascribe to the venomous bite: or an acidic spit. Either could produce burn-like symptoms of excruciating pain - thus the "firy" wounds.
     
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