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Reptiles Categorized as Animals?


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#1    rapture

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:09 PM

The Mayan spoke of the "gods of the underworld" as reptilian in nature; and connected their return to Earth with changes in the heavens; perhaps planet X ( Nibiru) ; however, people( myself included) have tried to report contact with them with or without the return of this planet; nevertheless, with all the histories, myths, and legends of reptiles in contact with countless human civilizations, I am yet to find any that catorgorized the reptiles as animals.  This is a new thing. The word animal usually conveys no real threat; reptiles hardly fit that profile.


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:15 PM

humans are dangerous, elephants are dangerous, so what you are sayin is reptiles are non Earth origin with no based facts


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:24 PM

Of course lizard people are animals... They aren't vegetable or mineral :whistle:


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:24 PM

Animals
  
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The definition of animals are members of the kingdom Animalia and are generally characterized by having a multicellular body, quick movement, specialized sense organs and the ability to get and digest food.

That includes reptiles last I looked.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:28 PM

View Postrapture, on 01 December 2013 - 08:09 PM, said:

The Mayan spoke of the "gods of the underworld" as reptilian in nature; and connected their return to Earth with changes in the heavens;

Since when do the Mayans know more about the world than people in the present day?

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:42 PM

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:43 PM

perhaps the op meant to say mammal? still doesn't make any sense, though.


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:49 PM

View Postrapture, on 01 December 2013 - 08:09 PM, said:

The Mayan spoke of the "gods of the underworld" as reptilian in nature; and connected their return to Earth with changes in the heavens; perhaps planet X ( Nibiru) ; however, people( myself included) have tried to report contact with them with or without the return of this planet; nevertheless, with all the histories, myths, and legends of reptiles in contact with countless human civilizations, I am yet to find any that catorgorized the reptiles as animals.  This is a new thing. The word animal usually conveys no real threat; reptiles hardly fit that profile.


however, people( myself included) have tried to report contact with them
You made contct with them????

Edited by White Unicorn, 01 December 2013 - 08:51 PM.


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 09:35 PM

All reptiles are alien reptilians from Planet X now? Is that what you're getting at?

You haven't found any ancient civilizations that called reptiles animals.

Good thing the modern civilizations all agree then. :)

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 09:50 PM

View PostMike G, on 01 December 2013 - 08:28 PM, said:

Since when do the Mayans know more about the world than people in the present day?

Come on! Their end-of-the-world calendar was.... oh, wait, never mind.....


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 10:18 PM

As far as ancient cultures and their understanding of the natural/spiritual world, one can see where these cultures might have a different view of reptiles, the Mayans had to deal with venomous serpents like the Fer-de-lance, that lived in leaf litter and could surprise and then kill with a single bite. It is easy to understand they might consider the demons of the underworld reptilian.

That in no way makes reptiles non-animals. Having kept turtles, snakes and also having bred lizards, I can tell you they are very much animals, and fascinating ones at that. Sometimes they get a bad rap, but the vast majority are harmless, even beneficial, and the truly dangerous ones should only be handled and kept by experts, because accidents can happen.


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 10:19 PM

'British English' practice used to be that animals = mammals; birds and reptiles weren't 'animals'. I don't know if this is still true.


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 04:43 AM

View PostPersonFromPorlock, on 01 December 2013 - 10:19 PM, said:

'British English' practice used to be that animals = mammals; birds and reptiles weren't 'animals'. I don't know if this is still true.

If it is, then their system is seriously flawed. Mammals are vastly outnumbered by the non-mammal animals. They really do make up just a small portion of the animal kingdom.

Also, yeah, the original post makes no sense whatsoever. Just what is it that makes reptiles so much more threatening to you? And what on earth do they have to do with planet x?

If this is an animal, then reptiles sure as hell are.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 02:02 PM

View PostPersonFromPorlock, on 01 December 2013 - 10:19 PM, said:

'British English' practice used to be that animals = mammals; birds and reptiles weren't 'animals'. I don't know if this is still true.

the Britannica does not seem to agree with that:

animal (kingdom Animalia), any of a group of multicellular eukaryotic organisms (i.e., as distinct from bacteria, their deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is contained in a membrane-bound nucleus). They are thought to have evolved independently from the unicellular eukaryotes. Animals differ from members of the two other kingdoms of multicellular eukaryotes, the plants (Plantae) and the fungi (Mycota), in fundamental variations in morphology and physiology. This is largely because animals have developed muscles and hence mobility, a characteristic that has stimulated the further development of tissues and organ systems.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 02:06 PM

View PostPersonFromPorlock, on 01 December 2013 - 10:19 PM, said:

'British English' practice used to be that animals = mammals; birds and reptiles weren't 'animals'. I don't know if this is still true.
Are you sure? Any source on that? Because it would be absurd.





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