Dinosaurs may still live
How many textbooks declare the ancient extinction
of dinosaurs! How many times we read that millions
of years ago they were destroyed by a comet or some other speculated destruction! Where did this idea come from, the idea that
dinosaurs are all extinct
? Not from radiometric dating
, which began in the early 20th Century; "dinosaur fossils represent ancient
creatures"--that idea came much earlier than radiometric dating. Consider another idea.
Natives of central Africa have reported
a large aquatic animal in a little-explored giant swamp. The Mokele-Mbembe
is reported to have a very long neck and a very
long tail. Natives identify it with drawings of a sauropod dinosaur; some natives have seen the Mokele-Mbembe.
eastern New Britain Island
, Papua New Guinea, have reported a giant creature; it was reported to have a tail like a crocodile and
of three meters (about ten feet). In West New Britain
, natives report other dinosaur-like creatures, one that was associated
with a drawing of the dinosaur therizinosaurus.