Thursday, 21 January 2016
Ancient Dragon in Wales: Are Evolutionists Beginning to Suspect that Dragons Were Dinosaurs?
In 2014, Rob and Nick Hanigan, two fossil hunting brothers, found a “201-million-year-old” dinosaur at Penarth in South Wales. The dino has now been named Dracoraptor hanigani.
Dracoraptor means 'dragon thief'. While many scientists assume that the dinos died out millions of years ago, the dragon part of the story is interesting, as Medieval stories often featured fierce fire-breathing creatures that lived at the same time as humans.
St. George and the Dragon is probably the best known of these stories.
The Old Testament book of Job describes an enormous creature called behemoth. Some writers believe that it was a hippopotamus, but it almost certainly was not.
Ancient art often depicted animals that looked very much like dinosaurs.
And the Chinese horoscope includes the dragon together with 11 other animals, all of which still live today.
So, dragons might well have been dinosaurs.
Soft tissues have often been found in dinosaur fossils. Moreover, as dinosaur bone contains radiocarbon (C-14) that cannot last over 100,000 years, it is perfectly logical to assume that dinosaurs are not millions of years old.
While evolutionists might still not see the connection between dragons and dinos – or realise that they lived at the same time – naming some creatures dragons is a step in the right direction.
Amos, Jonathan. 2016. Welsh dinosaur named 'dragon thief'. BBC News (20 January).