I may have posted this here earlier, I can't remember...
Have you ever met a religious person who states that dinosaurs are made up bc we do not know what they sound like? How would you answer such a question?
You will never convince them no matter what you say, so just say' "yeah, whatever dude" and walk away.
I'd walk away.
I've never met a Xian quite that ignorant yet but I'm sure they're out there. If I did meet one, I'd reply, "We have a mountain of fossil evidence that's been unearthed over the last 350 years that proves the reality of hundreds of dinosaur species. What they sounded like is unimportant.
Show me some proof that your God is real.
I would tell him/her that a widely accepted belief by Xtians is that dinosaurs did exist. These Xtians believe that dinosaurs were created along with other animals but most of them perished in the flood as they were too big to get on the ark. Others became extinct later.
And you cannot explain or argue with idiots--it is futile.
We may not know exactly what they sounded like, but with the skeletons, we can approximate what they looked like, and how big they were.
I'd ask if he applies the same criterion to Jesus (or whatever gods or goddesses), and then point out that even if such a character existed, there is no evidence that the doings and sayings attributed to them were not made up.
@TheoryNumber3 But God did supply his voice for that Ten Commandments movie though:
@VineetHonkan Given the way the Buybull/Babble denigrates womankind...unlikely. But I like the idea of transgender even more!
("Smooth" coat in one of your pics btw.)
It may be that the religious person was relating to that philosophical question of "If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one around to hear it, does it make a sound?"
And the answer to that is "Yes, it does. Just because there may have been no people there to hear it does not mean that the multitude of forest animals, big and small, in the soil, above the soil, did not hear it. Parochial putz!
@BirdMan1 No so "Parochial" . The answer is not so obvious: [blog.oup.com]
Also consider: [en.wikipedia.org]
I would be quite unable to answer. Since when I laugh really hard, I generally start to choke.
Modelling is a legitimate technique which allows scientists to ask more question. Of course religionists think they have reached a conclusion.
The Christians I knew understood dinosaurs and evolution.People laugh at Catholics but my church was nothing like the idiots I have read about here on Agnostic.com and I can't believe this site made me defend them now.I would not talk to anyone as stupid as this but if I did here is my answer,dinosaurs had beautiful singing voices.
I remember in childhood that the anti evolutionists said that fossils were put on the Earth by Satan to fool humans. Only later did they say dinosaurs and humans lived together. And now. GeeZeus rides a T-Rex with his AR15.
Shit, I grew up with dinosaurs in the back cover of the bible, that's some of the weird Xstian shit you deal with as a child in the JW cult. The pic is from the back of a JW text from the 60's
Hmmm ... that is interesting. There is an immediate impulse to reject that thinking just based on the ridiculousness of it .... but hold on .... they are asking for empirical evidence .... That's NOT a wrong approach ...... I would just also point out we do not know the sounds of:
and at present dinosaurs do not exist .... so ... how consistent is this person going to be?? Just curious ....
The interesting thing I was just doing a cursory search on google and found out that dinos sounded either like crocodiles, or geese.
My sister-in-law is a sixth grade teacher. She says dinosaurs are a hoax because "they've never found a whole skeleton. "
I was actually shocked. I had never met anyone who doubted dinosaurs existed. I had heard about them being placed by Satan to cause doubt before.
That's what I meant...the bones were placed there from the niphelem (in other words, they are the bones of giants, and every single scientist/paleontologist/etc is in on it)...
Insanity pure and simple!!
Exactly what I was going to say. I don't recall hearing any of Jesus's CD's, do you?