churchanddestroy on Jun 29 2008, 07:14 PM, said:
There is no reason to believe that either lake monsters are dragons or that big foot is a nephilim remnant. There are many other reasons to believe that these creatures have evaded capture besides being intelligent. For one, they might not even exist. Second, we have no dragons on the fossil record, and as such we have no reason to believe that because of human encroachment, they decided to move into lakes or other large bodies of water.
But I think the biggest problem with your theory, DC, is that you seem to rely on the Bible as literal truth. Above all, past your dragons and lake monster mumbo jumbo, a literal interpretation of the texts is a pretty big leap of faith. There really is no historical evidence that supports at least the early part of Genesis, concerning the Garden of Eden and the Flood (as in a literal Noah, there probably was a big flood in Mesopotamia, but thats off topic) and the Nephilim and so on and so forth.
I really have no problem with your thing for dragons. If thats what your little religion is, then fine, I say go for it, but just remember DC, its a leap of faith.
Edit: PS, D.C. there are plenty of large fauna that have been discovered in recent years that didn't necessarily need to exhibit signs of intelligence to stay out of sight of humans.
Actually everything in my book is in harmony with science, safe for the understanding that there is an intelligence behind the universe that apparently used some yet undiscovered large, sentient reptile (probably artificially enhanced), and served as 'protectors' of various human tribal groups, which formed the basis of the world's earliest religions, all of which seem to have dragons.
Many scholars state there is a lot of 'good history' in the Bible. The Sumerian Eden was next to a Stone Age city called Eridu where a "Great Dragon" as he is described in his hymns had a priest who caught fish for him named Adape/Adam. There is also evidence of a great flood in Mesopotamia that inspired the Noah story. Incidentally, it was the same 'dragon' of Eden who warned the Mesopotamian Noah of the impending flood. Save for the mysterious 'dragons' that seem to 'everywhere' in these times, nothing in these ideas violates things like evolution, real geological time, etc.
I agree 'larger' animals that are not intelligent are still being found, but dragons are described in virtually every country, and so called "lake monsters" that are still seen yet never captured ocur nearly everywhere where there were previously dragon legends.