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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:27 pm 
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The thought had never occurred to me until I met this guy who steadfastly maintained that he watched a credible show that had dragon remains and explained how the dragons actually produced fire.

Who am I to be rude since I have no idea what happened in the past? I said it was intriguing and left wondering if others believed that dragons actually existed in medieval times.

I believe that Catherine's son used to be a dragon slayer? :P

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My sixth grade teacher was a dragon. Does that count?

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Dragons are very evident in the Asian cultures, so maybe that is where the legend about their appearance, behavior, and physical abilities came from. Such creatures as the monitor lizard, of which the Komodo Dragon is a member, come to mind.

Loren Coleman, a cryptozoologist, argues
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that monitor lizards were the basis of some dragon tales and that the breath of the dragon is the fantastic imagery of the steam from the warm Montane Valley monitors emerging from a body of water into the cold air of some Asian locations.


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My son had a very vivid imagination, Purple Tang. He loved his HE-MAN and Star Wars characters, and liked to run around the house wearing a cape and brandishing a little plastic sword. It wasn't until he got about eight or nine that I convinced him that "slaying creatures" wasn't the way to bring peace and prosperity to his world.

Pretty soon, he preferred a camera to his sword because he started to believe it was important to prove that he'd seen a "dragon." He looked and looked, but never did find a real dragon lurking on the premises to photograph! Finally, as most children do, he became interested in dinosaurs, which somehow convinced him that he had been right all along, that there really were dragons. This phase lasted until he was about twelve. Then, of course, as it usually does, reality won the day as he entered his teenage years.

I did, however, tell my son to never destroy any of the large toadstools we would often find on our walks in the fields below our house. After all, they were the homes of fairies! He says he is passing that "legend" on to his little daughter. :wink:

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the archeological remains of the dinosaurs gives us some clues as to prehistoric ideas of whether or not dragons truely existed.

if any forensic evidence could show/prove thier fire breathing capability it would further prove the legend.

i would lean toward thier ingestion of some sort of prehistoric habanero pepper plantlife to enable thier blowtorches.

kind of been my problem as well as i'm now on prescription prevacid for the next year or so.

the firebreathing rooster/dragon thing didn't seem to work out for me. now i'm just a plain ole rooster over the age of 50 who now keeps regular appointments with a gi specialist.

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I'll bet that GI docs are seeing an acute inflammation of their business under the Bushbarian reign of terror.

I am certainly more gaseous than before.

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:lol: :lol: :o :lol: :fart:

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