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  • rogue06
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    Originally posted by Manwë Súlimo View Post
    Lol.....dinosaur babies. Which one of Noah's sons got stuck trying to sneak a baby T-Rex away?
    Ham. He thought that they munched on salads and coconuts. Oh, wait. Wrong Ham.

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  • Manwë Súlimo
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    Lol.....dinosaur babies. Which one of Noah's sons got stuck trying to sneak a baby T-Rex away?

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  • Cow Poke
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    If Dodos are extinct, why are some of them still posting on Tweb?

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  • Darth Executor
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    Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
    This morning, I noticed my stepdaughter watching a children's science show on TV. I quickly discerned it was from a YEC perspective (it was on one of the over-the-air religious channels), and that it made a number of statements that I strongly disagreed with (such as positing that dinosaurs could fit on the ark because they were taken on as babies, and that natural selection had nothing to do with evolution). However, one stood out to me as downright factually wrong: The show's host said that dodos went extinct because other animals ate its eggs and killed it off, and implied that the same thing also probably ended up killing off dinosaurs. Is there some theological reason they would want to cover up the fact that humans killed off the dodo?
    I can't be bothered to research so I'll just quote Wikipedia:

    Like many animals that evolved in isolation from significant predators, the dodo was entirely fearless of humans. This fearlessness and its inability to fly made the dodo easy prey for sailors. Although some scattered reports describe mass killings of dodos for ships' provisions, archaeological investigations have found scant evidence of human predation. Bones of at least two dodos were found in caves at Baie du Cap that sheltered fugitive slaves and convicts in the 17th century and would not have been easily accessible to dodos because of the high, broken terrain. The human population on Mauritius (an area of 1,860 km2 or 720 sq mi) never exceeded 50 people in the 17th century, but they introduced other animals, including dogs, pigs, cats, rats, and crab-eating macaques, which plundered dodo nests and competed for the limited food resources. At the same time, humans destroyed the dodo's forest habitat. The impact of these introduced animals, especially the pigs and macaques, on the dodo population is currently considered more severe than that of hunting. Rats were perhaps not much of a threat to the nests, since dodos would have been used to dealing with local land crabs.
    So the report in the OP does not appear to contradict what actually happened. At worst it's overly simplistic.

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  • Carrikature
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    Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
    This morning, I noticed my stepdaughter watching a children's science show on TV. I quickly discerned it was from a YEC perspective (it was on one of the over-the-air religious channels), and that it made a number of statements that I strongly disagreed with (such as positing that dinosaurs could fit on the ark because they were taken on as babies, and that natural selection had nothing to do with evolution). However, one stood out to me as downright factually wrong: The show's host said that dodos went extinct because other animals ate its eggs and killed it off, and implied that the same thing also probably ended up killing off dinosaurs. Is there some theological reason they would want to cover up the fact that humans killed off the dodo?
    Theological reason? None comes to mind. Ideological reason? A desire to downplay human impact on our environment (anti-AGW) could fit.

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    Dodo extinction cover-up?

    This morning, I noticed my stepdaughter watching a children's science show on TV. I quickly discerned it was from a YEC perspective (it was on one of the over-the-air religious channels), and that it made a number of statements that I strongly disagreed with (such as positing that dinosaurs could fit on the ark because they were taken on as babies, and that natural selection had nothing to do with evolution). However, one stood out to me as downright factually wrong: The show's host said that dodos went extinct because other animals ate its eggs and killed it off, and implied that the same thing also probably ended up killing off dinosaurs. Is there some theological reason they would want to cover up the fact that humans killed off the dodo?

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