may still live
How many textbooks declare the ancient extinction
of all species of dinosaurs, as if that were a proven
scientific fact! How many times we read that they
were destroyed by a comet millions of years ago or
by 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.
Some species of dinosaurs and pterosaurs (the flying
creatures associated with dinosaurs) became extinct
at some time in the past, but that does not mean that
all of their species must have become extinct.
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.
Some cryptozoologists believe this animal is some
kind of sauropod dinosaur. Perhaps it is related to the
apparent dinosaur that has been seen on the eastern
side of New Britain Island. (See also the post “Living
Pterosaurs in England.”)
Are all dinosaurs and pterosaurs extinct? NO!
Gideon Koro, left, was terrified by
the huge ropen that flew over a
crater lake that he and a few other
boys, around late 1993, went up to
explore. He was later interviewed
twice, both times while being video-
taped: in 1994 and in 2004.
Natives in eastern New Britain Island,
Papua New Guinea, have reported a
giant creature; it was reported to have
a tail like a crocodile and a height of
*three meters (about ten feet). In West
New Britain, (see above photo) natives
report other dinosaur-like creatures, one
that was associated with a drawing of
the dinosaur Therizinosaurus. (This
photo shows the explorer Brian Irwin.)