(this is a wierd one, Just warning you now.)
I am aware that this may seem an absurd question at first. But I love to wonder about things. Like were magic carpets actually real? (yes, I know. I can’t help it.)But If I’ve learned anything in the past few years, it is to take nothing for granted, and question everything. Mainly because I can’t help it. But books and so called knowledge can be very decieving. I suppose this would come under the heading of ‘cryptozoology’. Also, Keep in mind that myths and legends tend to become more and more distorted as time goes on. (I’m not going to address fire-breathing. It may be embellishment for all I know. I also see no reason why there can’t be a gland that produces a gas like methane in their body?) For example; dragon in modern times look drastically different to historical ones:
It’s really not clear what ‘dragons’ looked like in reality. Not just that, but one has to take into consideration the various types of species and subtypes as well. (drakes, Wyvern, sea serpents, and so on) So where are all the bones? Well, we have plenty of bones. They are called dinosaurs. And another thing to consider is how many of these skeletons are actually dug up as complete skeletons? There have actually been some rather embarrassing instances where they realised that they had put the bones together wrong or categorised a teenager as a different species. Or that the Brontosaurus never existed.
As I just mentioned, It is incredibly rare to find intact skeletons. What is far more common is to get small fragments that one really can try to figure out how it was meant to go together. And in the end, you are only guessing. You can never really “know” how it was meant to be.Same goes for the digital reconstructions of the fully fleshed out versions. They are just that, Digital algorithms. (that are admittedly rather cool.) And nobody from the general public is even allowed to actually see the real bones stored in museums.Which brings me to a theory of mine on the tyrannosaurus.
Something That’s always occurred to me is that the shape is pretty much the same as the ‘mythical’ wyvern if only those clearly useless hands were swapped out for a set of wings. not to mention half of them look horribly unbalanced and front heavy. Did the people who assembled them have no concept of proper anatomy? There is no conceivable way those chicken arms can do anything. Not to mention they look tacked onto the spine without a proper ‘shoulder-esque’ attachment point. But having said that this iteration of the t-rex is different again. It’s like a cyclist or something.
Art By BerserkMecha (keep in mind it’s just art as well. they have clearly used the image above as reference!) There are some interesting opinions about this, like Eric Dubay’s (the guy who made flat earth a thing). I don’t agree with his argument but he brings some interesting points up
Anyway, according to modern theories dinosaurs lived millions of years ago and were wiped out by a meteor that covered the earth in ash. or was it a volcano? I used to love watching those documentaries. It really is a shame that empirically and scientifically one cannot declare any of these things to be true. I have no problem with them, except when people act as if it’s all actually what happened. Somewhat frustratingly most of the people finding evidence to support other ideas have strong christian beliefs and hold the bible as some wonderful source of information. But the sources they quote are great. For time’s sake, This one will do. (the internet is full of stuff like this)
“Leaving the city of Yacho, and travelling ten days in a westerly direction, you reach the province of Karazan, which is also the name of its chief city…. Here are seen huge serpents, ten paces in length, and ten spans in the girt of its body. At the fore part, near the head, they have two short legs, having three claws like those of a tiger, with eyes larger than a fourpenny loaf (pane da quattro denari) and very glaring. The jaws are wide enough to swallow a man, the teeth are large and sharp, and their whole appearance is so formidable, that neither man, nor any kind of animal, can approach them without terror.” -The Travels of Marco Polo the Venetian:
75. There is a region moreover in Arabia, situated nearly over against the city of Buto, to which place I came to inquire about the winged serpents: and when I came thither I saw bones of serpents and spines in quantity so great that it is impossible to make report of the number, and there were heaps of spines, some heaps large and others less large and others smaller still than these, and these heaps were many in number. –The History of Herodotus, Part II, #75 & 76.