maby sum form of them, if u look at old cultures and civilizations ALOT of them have dragons in there culture and you see them in places around the world, makes you wonder how they all have them in there culture yet they are centuries apart from each other. like the Ancient Chinese and Vikings, they each have version of dragons yet they were on completely different sides of the globe and they both have the dragons as mythical creatures makes you think huh maby they are real?
I still find it interesting how dragons are present in most mythologies for cultures around the world, you almost can't help but think they did exist somewhere at one point due to their widespread presence. Even if some of them are just essentially giant snakes that have small limbs and can fly XD
Years ago I read an article in a science magazine written by a researcher who was looking into the municipal records of a small village in ancient China, and he noted how there was casual mention of dragons quite often. He cited one case where an outlying village had been bothered by a bear, and so the leader of the main town determined that he would take out some hunters on a two week excursion to kill the bear and help that village. On the way out, about two miles down the road from the town, they were attacked by a dragon, who they then killed by a spear, and arrows. Since they were on their way out for a 2 week trip, they did not wish to carry the carcass all along the way with them, so they left it there and thought they would pick it up and carry it back to town on their way back. But by the time they came that way again, 2 weeks later, the dragon’s body had deteriorated too much already, so they resolved to leave it there. It became such a marker on the road that people used it to tell how far they were from town. Over the course of the next few months, it quickly dissolved until finally, within 2 years, the bones themselves had dissolved away to nothing so that it was barely a stain on the ground anymore. No skeleton remained.
How is that possible? And is that a clue?
The researcher decided to involve a couple other scientists from other disciplines. Biologists looked at the stories, and did some research and analysis and determined that indeed, there are certain metabolic processes that could create acids that would dissolve the tissues like that even after death. Further, these acids would be produced along with certain gases. Specifically hydrogen and other gases that are lighter than air. This got them thinking.
One expert biologist in this field who has speculated on the subject of whether dragons were real is Dr. Peter Hogarth, Senior Biologist of the University of York, in the UK. He has written several books now on the subject. He may have even been one of the original biologists discussed in the article I read back in the 1980’s. He is considered the world’s foremost authority on the real-life possibility of dragons.
Dr. Hogarth and the other biologists ended up determining that an animal could conceivably have 4 stomachs like a cow, but generate gases in them that would create enough buoyancy to help lift the animal into the air, almost like a balloon. Some birds today have air sacs like that. This would allow the animal to have shorter, smaller wings since they didn’t have to work as hard to lift the entire weight of the animal. The wings would mostly be used to take off and maneuver then, which reduces the size necessary to within more reasonable limits.
It actually doesn't prove anything considering the world has been around billions of years and so has life. and dinosaurs are consider "recent" ... if u asked dinosaurs if humans existed, they would say no. now we do. same concept
Your logic fails on so many levels. According to you in order for us to prove that something didn't exist we need to find proof of its non-existence, how can you find proof that something didn't exist?
Well, let me answer that for you, you can't! So as long as humans are unable to find proof that something existed, we can only assume the opposite.
Dragons have never existed. You are right, many large animals existed in the very distant past, but we were able to find the fossilized remains of those, this never happened to dragons and proves that they never existed.
How do you know? How do you know that there aren't fossils at the bottom of the ocean were humans never set a food?
As the noble animal symbol that represents the Chinese emperors, Dragons are born leaders and masters of ceremonies. And because of this, every Chinese parent is hoping to have a Dragon child. Dragon people get things started and keep them moving. They are feisty and gifted with power and luck. Most people look up to the Dragon.
Dragons are born monarchs. As far as they can see, their power is indisputable. Dragons are idealists, perfectionists, they are born thinking they are perfect and they are inflexible.
Dragons are also aggressive and determined, going after what they want is second nature to them. And due to their hunger for power, Dragons are not well suited to growing old. The prospect of losing power, the helpless feeling of youthful strength ebbing away is unbearable to them.
Irritable and stubborn, the Dragon is a real big mouth and their words often outrun their thoughts. Nevertheless, their opinions are worth listening to and their advice is always good. People do, in fact, listen to them and their influence is considerable.
They Dragon is over-proud. They are enthusiastic to the point of impetuosity, and they lose their temper easily. Dragons are dauntless, dynamic and delightful. When a Dragon enters a gathering, the room starts to simmer. The Dragon carries a self-assurance so impressive, and inflated ego so visible and a mouth so loud that it is useless to try to tell him anything.
Dragons are tyrannical. They hate orders except when they are giving them. Unlike the Tiger, who imposes their will seriously and firmly, the Ox, whose authority is implied in their very stern demeanor, or the Rat, who thrusts their dominion over others, the Dragon knows innately how to exert authority yet be gentle with their slaves.
Dragons are terrible snobs. Although money is not always the object, they are slavishly impressed by wealth, prestige, rank and splendor. The Dragon is gifted, intelligent, tenacious, willing and generous. They can do anything. No matter whether the Dragon chooses an artistic career, medical or political one, they are going to shine in it. They will be a success wherever they go.
The Dragon is often loved. They are never disappointed in love. In fact, they are frequently the cause of some drama of despair. The women of this sign are surrounded by admirers and often demanded in marriage.
Didn't discovery channel do a special on this kind of thing back in 2005 or so?
Yeah, they had one of their wonderful (and I mean that as sincerely as I can) hypothetical programs where they postulated that dragons would use calcium deposits in order to generate fire. It was rather fantastical, but I thought it was interesting.
OT: I think that dinosaurs may have lasted longer than many people seem to think. There's many stories of people fighting dragons (or great lizards). It makes sense to me that the dinosaurs and dragons may have been one and the same.
Myths tend to have a very wide range. The notion that humans battled dragons or dinosaurs has about the same probability of occurrence as cannibalistic birds with the heads of women that sing to sailors from an island to crash their ships and eat them. Quite possibly less. People wrote fictional stories back then too, and The Flinstones isn't exactly a documentary.