Before the Dinosaurs - once again, a really great show!

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telenovels
I watched this show a second time this past weekend.

I don't know why, but I find it really fascinating.  Especially when
they are discussing the primitive "predators" like giant shrimp.  I
never imagined a shrimp could be considered "the earth's most dangerous
predator" but apparently 200 million years ago, it was.

I also enjoyed seeing the housecat-sized spider & the man-sized(!)
centipede.  Awesome.  Makes me wish I had a time machine, so I could
send back a small Mars-type rover to study ancient biology.

They ought to make more of these shows.
Enough about dinosaurs & cavemen.
Let's see what existed *before* the dinosaurs arrived.
                                            
Col
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God.
                                            
Invid
Then he evolved into higher life forms?
                                            
Col
No, God made the dinosaurs.
                                            
bklyntvyahoocom
Who made God?
                                            
David
God, Sr. and Mrs. God
                                            
Mark
Known to their friends as El and Wisdom, respectively.
                                            
bklyntvyahoocom
And who made them?
                                            
David
Though you could also ask the science version of the same question.
How did the universe come about? And how did whatever was there before
the universe come to be? And so on. At some point you would have to
get to "nothing existed and something came out of nothing" and that's
pretty mindblowing in itself.
                                            
jayembee
Exactly.

Basically, we have two competing "theories":

(A) The universe either always existed or sprang into existence from
nothing.

(B) The universe was created by God, who either always existed or
sprang into existence from nothing.

Since "A" contains fewer assumptions, Occam's Razor would suggest
that it's the more likely.
                                            
Invid
But not what lived here before them?

(my first Sunday School teacher, when I was 4, told us that God created
the dinosaurs, decided he didn't like them, then killed everything off
and started again with Adam and Eve. Don't know where in the Bible she
found that info ^_^)
                                            
puzzlr
I thought God didn't make mistakes.

Puzz
                                            
Mark
"Avocado pits. I might have made the avocado pits too big."
                                            
Anim8rFSK
And the dinosaurs got stuck in them and drowned.
                                            
Invid
She was just saying there were two floods, one for the Dinosaurs and
one for humans. God just didn't let the Dinosaurs build an ark...
                                            
puzzlr
She was attributing a human emotion to God by saying he didn't like 
something he created, so he destroyed them.  Didn't he know that he wouldn't 
like them before creating them?  If so, then he made a mistake.  btw, how 
can you take two of everything and re-populate the earth?  Sounds like a 
made up fairytale.  Or the one about the woman who turned into salt because 
she dared to turn around.  Or destroying a couple of cities because the 
people were bad.  Sheesh.

Puzz
                                            
Victor
In the dinosaurs' defense, She did neglect opposable thumbs.
                                            
Col
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No, God made the dinosaurs so Adam and Eve would have something to eat.
                                            
Victor
You're thinking of Fred and Wilma.
                                            
Mark
Nope. Not then either. 

For 3 billion years or so, there were a lot of single-cell creatures.
                                            
Col
God made 'em.
                                            
Stan
So you find it easier to believe that a complex, omnipotent, 
omniscient personality "jest growed" than that slightly more 
complicated life forms developed from slightly less complicated ones?

And your vote counts the same as mine!