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Old 07-12-2006, 02:25 PM   #31
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Not to mention the whole pointing towards the sun and moon(which were worshipped in many cultures, especially American ones). All it would have taken was someone to work out that the Triangle itself is a marvel in engineering and the pyramid would be the next logical step. That said, it is nice to believe in the whole Atlantis idea, it could well have some truth, even if it isnt in a literal sense.

The Pyramid probably came out of mounds which were used for burrials and for temples. Then would come the step pyramid and finally the straight sided pyramid. It's really amazing what they were able to develop.

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Thats a half truth. Lizards are not dinosaurs, but dinosaurs are lizards. Dinosaur literally means "fearfully great lizard". I guess in that sense you could argue that modern day lizards are in fact a type of dinosaur or at least a distant relative. They are almost certainly a distant relative, if not closer. But I do see the point, there are no true dinosaurs, though compared to the other lizards around a komodo dragon could fit in the description.

Actually, it's a misnomer. None of the dinosaurs are a type of lizard, which is a specific genus of reptile. Some dinosuars may have been warm blooded, which means they would have had a more active life than most modern reptiles.
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Then would come the step pyramid and finally the straight sided pyramid. It's really amazing what they were able to develop

Maybe the Egyptians, Aztecs, etc. didn't develop anything, but rather were taught by others:


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Maybe the Egyptians, Aztecs, etc. didn't develop anything, but rather were taught by others:


The picture doesn't work, but I'm guessing it was something like this:

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Old 07-12-2006, 02:39 PM   #34
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Ya, I had the wrong address or something. But you got the idea.
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That Atlantians! There really is evidence to support a "master race" of sorts but not to support the existence of Atlantis itself.

Pyramids are actually a very logical building design, as I said, they are just an extension of the usage of triangles which is still at the center of most engineering these days.
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It's always cool to see what type of threads pop up during the offseason.
I think its possiable for dinosaurs to exsist. I'd say some where in the Ocean...a huge animal lurks waiting to be discovered....or eat us. But 70% of the world is covered by water...gots to be something out there.
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Another thing to ponder...(for those of you who do not belive in Aleins)

If you can count every grained of sand that is on the Earth...Imagine that number if you can. That number would be less then the stars that are out there in the entire universe. Think about that....

And then think about the Sun being a star surrounded by 9 or so planets that include Earth. The possiablities for other intelligent life out there seems pretty good if you ask me.
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There is a danger of becoming so indoctrinated by evolutionary thinking that we become closed to the creation alternative. As concerned parents, we need to be careful what our children are taught by making sure they are hearing all of the facts. By teaching them the evidence for creation and the fallacies of evolutionary explanations, they will be directed toward God instead of away from Him.

hypocritical on so many levels.
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And then think about the Sun being a star surrounded by 9 or so planets that include Earth. The possiablities for other intelligent life out there seems pretty good if you ask me.

I read an article once that actually refuted that idea. Saying it was a very freakish combination of events that created life. Now I agree more with you, I mean they have found similar looking planets at similar distances around the few stars we can actually see. Do remember also that it takes a certain type of star to create the right amount of heat, you can rule out the vast majority of stars simply because they are of the wrong form.

Still, surely there is life(maybe not intelligent) but certainly there has to be life out there somewhere.
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Who here thinks T-Rex was a scavenger rather then a predator?
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I read an article once that actually refuted that idea. Saying it was a very freakish combination of events that created life. Now I agree more with you, I mean they have found similar looking planets at similar distances around the few stars we can actually see. Do remember also that it takes a certain type of star to create the right amount of heat, you can rule out the vast majority of stars simply because they are of the wrong form.

Still, surely there is life(maybe not intelligent) but certainly there has to be life out there somewhere.

Agreed...it probably is a freakish chain of events that made intellegent life...but being how great of a number of stars we have out there...there gots to be life for sure. Maybe not those lil green men that fly in freesbees but something. For damn sure single cell organisms some where.
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Who here thinks T-Rex was a scavenger rather then a predator?

Nope...T-Rex was a hunter...they said so in Jurrasic Park. And that movie holds truth like the Bible and Koran put togther.
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Nope...T-Rex was a hunter...they said so in Jurrasic Park. And that movie holds truth like the Bible and Koran put togther.

He had little damn twigs for arms, No way he could chase things down or grabs them while running.

There is know way he could run like he did in those movies caryring all that weight with nothing to balance it out in the first place.

The only way he hunted is if he got lucky and the damn thing was close to him, otherwise he picked up the scraps and moved along
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He grabbed prey with his mouth not his arms. T-rex was so much bigger than his prey, that it had virtually no chance of escaping in a foot race. Also, I don't think a T-rex would wait around peacefully until some puny carnivores got their fill (if he was a scavenger, which he wasn't).
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He had little damn twigs for arms, No way he could chase things down or grabs them while running.

There is know way he could run like he did in those movies caryring all that weight with nothing to balance it out in the first place.

The only way he hunted is if he got lucky and the damn thing was close to him, otherwise he picked up the scraps and moved along
he had that huge tail to balance his weight.
The jaws were huge enough & powerful enough to allow the t-rex to get a solid grip on it's prey.
A scavaner would not grow that large. Its hard to sustain youself off of scraps if you require the amount of food a t-rex did.
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