Did at any point dinosaurs and human ancestors cross paths?

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  • 1 month ago

    If you believe in evolution, yes. Morganucodon probably ate dinosaur eggs when he could get them.

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  • 1 month ago

    There were tiny rodent like mammals 65 million years ago when dinos went extinct, so if you count that far back. They weren't even monkeys yet.

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  • Mintee
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    1 month ago

    dinosaur is a latin term for " terrible lizard".... it was not in use during ancient times... but animals have inhabited this earth even before humans... there were animals like lizards when humans appeared.. there are remnants of those today.. sharks, whales, alligators, crocodiles, certain fish species, lizards, bats, chickens, snakes, turtles. elephants, rhinocerous, hippos, even cockroaches and mosquitos...

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  • Misty
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    1 month ago

    No, dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago.

    • Doris
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      1 month agoReport

      Alligators and even birds are descended from dinosaurs, so few went extinct, they just evolved.

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  • Peter
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    1 month ago

    There are cave drawings (done by man) of creatures that resemble dinosaurs, which suggests that at some time, they did co-exist.

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    • Peter
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      1 month agoReport

      You lost me Dave. There are cave drawings of giant creatures, which were real at one time, or cave dwellers had great imaginations.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes, but a very, very long time ago. Humans are synapsids, who are now thought to be a complete separate class from reptiles which evolved from early tetrapods. Dinosaurs are descended from cotylosaurs, basal reptiles who appeared in the Carboniferous and are also derived from early tetrapods. So you'd have to go back something like 300 million years or more to find a common ancestor. OTOH, it's possible that synapsid and dinosaur DNA has mixed slightly due to viruses being passed between them. Bird flu would be a possible example of that.

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  • 1 month ago

    Everything coexisted in the beginning. Not to mention man and dinosaur STILL coexist; i.e. crocodiles, komodo dragons, etc.

    • Pontus
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      1 month agoReport

      crocodiles and komodo dragons are not dinosaurs.  They are in a different family of reptiles.

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  • Dave D
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    1 month ago

    Perhaps, but if they did at that time our ancestors were something like a lemur or a sea creature.

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    • Pontus
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      1 month agoReport

      Disciple - your position is pseudoscience.  Evolution of species is scientific fact and indisputable.  You clearly have only read propaganda against evolution.  I have read both pro and anti material.

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  • Elise
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    1 month ago

    Yes wooly mammoths

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    • Doris
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      1 month agoReport

      Mammoths are mammals, few large mammals existed 65 million years ago, the world was basically reptilian and fishes in the animal world.

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  • 1 month ago

    No.  Dinosaurs died out hundreds of millions of years before humans appeared.  Unless you're a Young Earth Creationist who believes God made all the animals at the same time, 6000 years ago.

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