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  • claona 2013/01/06 23:05:03 (edited)
    No
    claona
    +5
    We passed each other by with a gap of a great many many million years between us. Although I have heard that some 'Natural History Museums', organised by die hard creationists, show human babies playing with young raptors. You have to laugh! creationist museum

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  • Marianne 2013/02/04 10:57:06
    None of the above
    Marianne
    No, the the dinosaurs had their eras.

    But if you consider our modern world, some dinosaurs, resp. their descendents, are still there, for instance crocodiles, birds, reptiles ...
  • Buttbeard 2013/02/02 13:58:55
    Yes
    Buttbeard
    +1
    Kraken!
    kraken
  • Chuck 2013/01/12 01:52:06
    Yes
    Chuck
    Of course we did, that's why we coexist with them so well now, oh, wait a second.
  • strawberry 2013/01/08 23:38:04
    No
    strawberry
    When Did the Dinosaurs Live?

    Dinosaurs lived throughout the Mesozoic Era, which began 245 million years ago and lasted 180 million years. It is sometimes called the age of the Reptiles. The era is divided into three periods.
    TRIASSIC
    245 to 208 million years ago. During the Triassic period, all land on Earth existed as one enormous mass. It was called Pangaea. The super continent slowly began to break up during the Triassic Period.

    * Some reptiles, frogs, turtles and crocodiles existed earlier, but dinosaurs didn't appear until late in the Triassic period.

    * The period marked the rise of small, lightly built dinosaurs.

    * The first mammals evolved during the Triassic period.

    * Most of the plants that existed were evergreens

    *The period ended with mass extinction that wiped out most animals and reptiles. An entire order of plants or animals dies out in a mass extinction. The dinosaurs that survived flourished in the next period, the Jurassic.

    JURASSIC
    208 to 146 million years ago
    *The super continent continued to break apart

    * Dinosaurs ruled the land and flourished during the period

    * Herbivores and carnivores increased in size, some of the largest dinosaurs ...



















    When Did the Dinosaurs Live?

    Dinosaurs lived throughout the Mesozoic Era, which began 245 million years ago and lasted 180 million years. It is sometimes called the age of the Reptiles. The era is divided into three periods.
    TRIASSIC
    245 to 208 million years ago. During the Triassic period, all land on Earth existed as one enormous mass. It was called Pangaea. The super continent slowly began to break up during the Triassic Period.

    * Some reptiles, frogs, turtles and crocodiles existed earlier, but dinosaurs didn't appear until late in the Triassic period.

    * The period marked the rise of small, lightly built dinosaurs.

    * The first mammals evolved during the Triassic period.

    * Most of the plants that existed were evergreens

    *The period ended with mass extinction that wiped out most animals and reptiles. An entire order of plants or animals dies out in a mass extinction. The dinosaurs that survived flourished in the next period, the Jurassic.

    JURASSIC
    208 to 146 million years ago
    *The super continent continued to break apart

    * Dinosaurs ruled the land and flourished during the period

    * Herbivores and carnivores increased in size, some of the largest dinosaurs emerged during the Jurassic period

    *Birdlike dinosaurs first appeared

    *Flowering plants began to appear late in the period

    *The Jurassic period also ended with an extinction, but it was not as extensive as the one in the Triassic period. Only a few types of dinosaurs died out.

    CRETACEOUS
    146 to 65 million years ago
    * Pangaea continued to separate into smaller continents

    * A wide variety of dinosaurs roamed the land

    *Birds flourished and spread all over the globe

    * Flowering plants developed

    *Mammals flourished

    * Dinosaurs became extinct by the end of the period. The extinction, the second largest of all time, marked the end of the Age of Reptiles and the beginning of the Age of Mammals
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  • KeithL 2013/01/08 18:27:20 (edited)
  • strawberry KeithL 2013/01/08 23:40:50
    strawberry
    +1
    The Earth will keep on geologically changing, and we as humans will become extinct.
  • KeithL strawberry 2013/01/09 02:35:43
  • ttfndude 2013/01/08 14:32:05
    More than likely
    ttfndude
    in some form yes
  • graham.noble.1232 2013/01/07 17:53:39
    No
    graham.noble.1232
    +2
    no, there is a difference of at least 60 million years, only creationists,idiots and people who mistook jurassic park for a documentary believe that anymore.
  • andychase63 2013/01/07 16:49:49
    No
    andychase63
    +2
    Contrary to what Creationist types or "The Flintstones" may tell us, had humans and dinosaurs co-existed at one time, we would've been a prime entree for T Rex and the other flesh eating dinos. The whole planet would've been Jurassic Park!
  • Albert Rogers 2013/01/07 15:14:34 (edited)
    No
    Albert Rogers
    +2
    Unless you count the birds still in existence. David Quammen, one of the most educated and entertaining of reporters, nominates Tyrannosaurus rex as the State Bird of Montana,

    I deeply regret, as a Scot, that I find the evidence put forward for the Loch Ness Monster implausible.
  • claona Albert ... 2013/01/07 17:20:26
    claona
    +1
    If you drink enough cask strength malt whisky you will see, and believe, in everything!
  • strawberry claona 2013/01/08 23:49:44
    strawberry
    +1
    Why don't Bible believers logically realize any super powerful God would have done it all right the first time. Evolution is still not over; we as humans will become extinct.
  • claona strawberry 2013/01/09 08:31:21 (edited)
    claona
    +1
    Maybe he was just stoned or hung over... after all who would place Alaska so far away from the USA... and Texas?? What sort of omnipotent being would create Texas?? Or maybe he was just teasing us all... and the world and all its contents are his idea of a joke... it might explain Texas after all!
    I don't intend to be extinct quite yet... maybe in another million years, if we don't exterminate ourselves first!
  • baxter 2013/01/07 14:12:09
    Yes
    baxter
    Yes i think they did sometimes
  • gaylehelen 2013/01/07 13:23:58
    No
    gaylehelen
    +2
    No, even if we did exist, we would've been gone by breakfast. No.
  • andycha... gaylehelen 2013/01/07 17:12:56
    andychase63
    Gone by breakfast? We WOULD'VE BEEN the dinos' breakfast!
  • gaylehelen andycha... 2013/01/16 11:38:59 (edited)
    gaylehelen
    That's exactly what I meant.
  • Wohuz 2013/01/07 09:45:47
    No
    Wohuz
    +4
    The fossil record doesn't show that they did.
  • Earthly Resident 2013/01/07 05:22:59
    No
    Earthly Resident
    +2
    oh god! dont evn start, now all these damn creationists r gonna have a frickin' hay-day, lol. the idea of humans and dinos ever living side by side is ridiculous in every way. birds r the result of what most surviving dinos have become and we can prove it. u'll c alot of creationist propaganda claiming we've found dino prints near human ones and supposedly dating to the same time, but trust we we've resolved those issues as hoaxes poor measurement.

    let me just put it straight and simple, humans r here, BECAUSE dinosaurs (as we know the word) r not. therapod dinosaurs became birds, but they r now birds, no longer dinosaurs. a modern bird can no longer breed with a dinosuar of the past, making them 2 separate end of a spectrum
  • BlackwinterG36C 2013/01/07 05:08:39
    Not likely
    BlackwinterG36C
    Probably not. But Birds are dinosaurs to a certain extent. And who said all the dinosaurs died 65 million years ago. A few may have survived and may have been called dragons but were hunted to extinction like the European Lion. Not to mention supposed dinosaur sightings in the deep Congo or the infamous Loch Ness. Lets not forget the Coelacanth.
    Babylonian dragon
  • 3003573 Blackwi... 2013/01/07 05:20:35 (edited)
  • Blackwi... 3003573 2013/01/07 05:26:09
    BlackwinterG36C
    I was referring to KNOWN species. What science/zoology knows is just a snapshot. "The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence"
  • Albert ... Blackwi... 2013/01/07 15:57:31
    Albert Rogers
    If I remember the wording correctly, Richard Dawkins holds that the distinction between reptiles and birds means that the class "reptiles" does not qualify as a clade, because the common ancestor of all reptiles is also an ancestor of all birds. If you've even seen the naked chicks of a mockingbird, beaks agape as they scream for food, you can see the relationship.
  • Albert ... Blackwi... 2013/01/07 15:59:51
    Albert Rogers
    Given the fairly clear relationship of birds to the two-legged dinosaurs, some people reckon that unlike most mammals, T. rex may have had color vision!
  • toni Blackwi... 2013/01/07 17:28:59
    toni
    You left out the abominable snow man, as well as paul bunyon and his blue ox
  • Blackwi... toni 2013/01/07 18:08:09
    BlackwinterG36C
    The Yeti and Bigfoot may exist. We won't know for sure until somebody finds one. Alive or dead.
  • toni Blackwi... 2013/01/08 03:28:31
    toni
    For all I know there are flying pigs. On the other hand if someone should find a flying pig and show it to me, I'd be looking for the strings.
  • carlton999 2013/01/07 04:32:49
    Yes
    carlton999
    We are living with Dinosaurs now........

    ......Birds are Dinosaurs.

    Plus about 20 years ago an Archaeologist discover two sets of foot prints in South America the same age. One human, one T-Rex.
  • 3003573 carlton999 2013/01/07 05:18:29
  • carlton999 3003573 2013/01/07 07:37:22
    carlton999
    thats not the one. your wrong.
  • 3003573 carlton999 2013/01/07 16:23:05 (edited)
  • Albert ... 3003573 2013/01/07 16:01:44
    Albert Rogers
    T.rex fossils are only found, so far as I have read, in or immediately adjacent to Montana.
  • JEFF 2013/01/07 02:08:46
    No
    JEFF
    +2
    Man did not live 65 million years ago. We would have been on the bottom of the food chain if so. T-rex and others would have done the job of making human species exstinct.
  • rand 2013/01/07 01:40:22
    Undecided
    rand
    +1
    ...yes, if birds are considered dinosaurs; no, if not...my preference.
  • No One 2013/01/07 00:58:43
    None of the above
    No One
    +1
    We did not coexist with the dinosaurs that we tend to think of as dinosaurs but we are coexisting with flying dinosaurs today known as birds. I mean if you see a parot, chicken, duck, or robin you are looking at a modern day dinosaur. We never coexisted with none bird dinosaurs though.
  • bob h. 2013/01/07 00:46:07
    No
    bob h.
  • Deactivated 2013/01/07 00:36:49
    No
    Deactivated
    +2
    Dinosaurs pre-dated modern humans by 65 million years, even our earliest descendants by at least 63 million years. Humans and dinosaurs did not coexist.
    evolution of life
  • Deactiv... Deactiv... 2013/01/07 09:34:23 (edited)
    Deactivated
    +1
    For clarification for those who mentioned birds. All dinosaurs were land based, aquatic animals are a different classification. Birds lived at the same time as the dinosaurs (contemporariness) --- actually roughly the second half of the Jurassic period. Birds first evolved from small theropod dinosaurs by the mid to late Jurassic into the early Cretaceous period and continued into the Cenozoic (present age).

    The first modern birds as we would recognise them first appeared about 100 millions ago in the fossil record. So strictly speaking birds evolved into the class Aves and are a divergent species from dinosaurs much as we and the great apes evolved from a common hominid ancestor. If you travel back in time far enough all life on earth is related and is convergent.

    ancient bird
  • Albert ... Deactiv... 2013/01/07 16:06:38
    Albert Rogers
    Yep! And we don't even need the surprisingly complete rock fossil record to prove it. Living DNA shows that bacteria read the same language code, for building proteins with amino acids, that we do.

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