JBirdAngel wrote:I do not find it unbelievable for man and dinosaur to have coexisted.
Someone mentioned herds of dinosaurs not attack towns, well there arent too many instances of any herds of any kind of animal attacking a town, if a wild animal does enter a town for the most part it stays on the very outskirts, even if you take the example of the Ghost and the Darkness, the two female? lions that were attacking a town in africa, it took them a long time i believe to figure out exactly what was going on, i may not be right about this, but its not as though the lions just sat in the middle of town.
Yeah, but those were lions. Lions are about the size of a big dog, and while the can do a lot of damage to human if they tried, a human could kill one with a sword if they wanted to. Whereas with a dinosaur, let's say a veloceraptor, aren't easy to kill. They are good runners, probably faster than any man, and has six inch claws, as well as pretty good sized teeth that can rip a man to pieces in seconds, and travel in packs(according to every dino documentary I saw on Animal planet). A few veloceraptors can slaughter a little African village in seconds. Then, we have the T-rex. The best weapons they had back in that time were spears and arrows. That wouldn't hurt a 20-30 foot tall lizard. So, dinosaurs existing would mean we wouldn't be able to build any big building, a T-rex or something bigger would tear throw it before we would get to anything that can even resemble a mideval castle.
Also, if dinosaurs existed alongside our modern animals, there would be no modern animals, and humans would have a slim possibility of making it. B/c, if haven't noticed, dinosaurs, and even the ice age animals, are a great deal larger than any animal we have today. Ergo, the carnivorous dinos would eat all the modern, small animals. There's no way a dinosaur could possibly exist coincide with an egosystem like ours without killing anythting small. I mean, the T-Rex isn't the biggest dinosaur and it's larger than an elephant.
So, here's what we got. Lizards stronger, most likely faster, bigger, have bigger claws and teeth than pretty much any modern animal. And they are the ones that died out?! In the animal kingdom, it's survival of the fittest, not death of the fittest.