Charles Darwins book; The Origin of the Species; was written back in 1859. The word dinosaur had been coined a few years earlier, in 1841 by Sir Richard Owen.
I began a review of the dinosaur and man controversy in the press after that time thinking that perhaps the world of science and news reporting would have still been rather naive and innocent for a time and still willing to report things as they were discovered-without the filter and hold that Darwinism currently holds over both.
Actually, the Darwin free honeymoon period proved to be remarkably short, however, scientists did make reports during this period that would ruin the reputation of anyone making such scientific claims today.
Some say that you cant prove a negative; what is true is that when you make a negative proposition, i.e. blue fairies dont exist, the breadth of that statement is universal, while the positive (opposing) side of that argument, i.e. blue fairies do exist only has to be shown to exist in one place in the universe to be correct and to simultaneously prove the negative proposition incorrect.
Another example of this type is the proposition that man and dinosaur never interacted.
Edited by teri107, 07 June 2011 - 06:49 PM.