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Unicorns definitely once existed

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5/1/2014 7:47:14 AM
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Fascinating and I agree shameless promotion on my behalf as well.

To be fair though, it is a highly important life altering question.
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5/1/2014 5:29:04 PM
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Well done, but I can't believe you missed the archaeological evidence.

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5/2/2014 1:08:55 AM
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At 5/1/2014 5:29:04 PM, Sidewalker wrote:
At 5/1/2014 7:34:33 AM, Sswdwm wrote:
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Well done, but I can't believe you missed the archaeological evidence.

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I was very lucky. I am glad my opponent did not find this ultimate authority on Unicorns. What a sigh of relief.
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5/2/2014 5:35:58 AM
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haha interesting take. Here is another one you might want to look into. The bible (just just hear me out) has a word in some passages translated unicorn in the king James bible. But when you go back to the Hebrew word it is used to refer to 2 kinds of animals. One with one horn and one with 2. The Latin translation was unicornus. Modern translation use the word ox. I think this is incorrect.

The Some Rhinoceros species have one horn. Some have 2. Plus unicornus was once actually used as a synonym for Rhinoceros.

Another possibility is a goat. If you review the earliest artist representations of a unicorn they tended to be the same size as the hunting dogs they were portrayed with. Deformations in Horns are not unheard of. A genetic or trauma related event could explain one horn. http://webecoist.momtastic.com...

In closing I think the mighty white stallion with one long narwhal horn is the work of fiction though.
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5/2/2014 6:11:51 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/2/2014 5:35:58 AM, Mhykiel wrote:
At 5/1/2014 7:34:33 AM, Sswdwm wrote:
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haha interesting take. Here is another one you might want to look into. The bible (just just hear me out) has a word in some passages translated unicorn in the king James bible. But when you go back to the Hebrew word it is used to refer to 2 kinds of animals. One with one horn and one with 2. The Latin translation was unicornus. Modern translation use the word ox. I think this is incorrect.

The Some Rhinoceros species have one horn. Some have 2. Plus unicornus was once actually used as a synonym for Rhinoceros.

Another possibility is a goat. If you review the earliest artist representations of a unicorn they tended to be the same size as the hunting dogs they were portrayed with. Deformations in Horns are not unheard of. A genetic or trauma related event could explain one horn. http://webecoist.momtastic.com...

In closing I think the mighty white stallion with one long narwhal horn is the work of fiction though.

You should read the whole debate, I kind of used that line of reasoning, with a dash a of science, lol
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5/2/2014 6:23:48 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/2/2014 6:11:51 AM, Sswdwm wrote:
At 5/2/2014 5:35:58 AM, Mhykiel wrote:
At 5/1/2014 7:34:33 AM, Sswdwm wrote:
http://www.debate.org...

Thoughts?

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haha interesting take. Here is another one you might want to look into. The bible (just just hear me out) has a word in some passages translated unicorn in the king James bible. But when you go back to the Hebrew word it is used to refer to 2 kinds of animals. One with one horn and one with 2. The Latin translation was unicornus. Modern translation use the word ox. I think this is incorrect.

The Some Rhinoceros species have one horn. Some have 2. Plus unicornus was once actually used as a synonym for Rhinoceros.

Another possibility is a goat. If you review the earliest artist representations of a unicorn they tended to be the same size as the hunting dogs they were portrayed with. Deformations in Horns are not unheard of. A genetic or trauma related event could explain one horn. http://webecoist.momtastic.com...

In closing I think the mighty white stallion with one long narwhal horn is the work of fiction though.

You should read the whole debate, I kind of used that line of reasoning, with a dash a of science, lol

Yeah I saw I thought it was a great job! I'm just throwing it out there that Unicorn was a rhinoceros or goat. I thought your similar evidence was going towards establishing the mythical representation.
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5/2/2014 6:30:51 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/2/2014 6:11:51 AM, Sswdwm wrote:
At 5/2/2014 5:35:58 AM, Mhykiel wrote:
At 5/1/2014 7:34:33 AM, Sswdwm wrote:
http://www.debate.org...

Thoughts?

</Shameless self-debate promotion>

haha interesting take. Here is another one you might want to look into. The bible (just just hear me out) has a word in some passages translated unicorn in the king James bible. But when you go back to the Hebrew word it is used to refer to 2 kinds of animals. One with one horn and one with 2. The Latin translation was unicornus. Modern translation use the word ox. I think this is incorrect.

The Some Rhinoceros species have one horn. Some have 2. Plus unicornus was once actually used as a synonym for Rhinoceros.

Another possibility is a goat. If you review the earliest artist representations of a unicorn they tended to be the same size as the hunting dogs they were portrayed with. Deformations in Horns are not unheard of. A genetic or trauma related event could explain one horn. http://webecoist.momtastic.com...

In closing I think the mighty white stallion with one long narwhal horn is the work of fiction though.

You should read the whole debate, I kind of used that line of reasoning, with a dash a of science, lol

And the humor of your debate is not lost on me. I know you were using the same tried and true arguments for god and creationism to prove pink unicorns. The same can be done to make fun of some wildly held naturalistic materialism believes as well. :P
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5/2/2014 6:39:12 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/2/2014 6:30:51 AM, Mhykiel wrote:
At 5/2/2014 6:11:51 AM, Sswdwm wrote:
At 5/2/2014 5:35:58 AM, Mhykiel wrote:
At 5/1/2014 7:34:33 AM, Sswdwm wrote:
http://www.debate.org...

Thoughts?

</Shameless self-debate promotion>

haha interesting take. Here is another one you might want to look into. The bible (just just hear me out) has a word in some passages translated unicorn in the king James bible. But when you go back to the Hebrew word it is used to refer to 2 kinds of animals. One with one horn and one with 2. The Latin translation was unicornus. Modern translation use the word ox. I think this is incorrect.

The Some Rhinoceros species have one horn. Some have 2. Plus unicornus was once actually used as a synonym for Rhinoceros.

Another possibility is a goat. If you review the earliest artist representations of a unicorn they tended to be the same size as the hunting dogs they were portrayed with. Deformations in Horns are not unheard of. A genetic or trauma related event could explain one horn. http://webecoist.momtastic.com...

In closing I think the mighty white stallion with one long narwhal horn is the work of fiction though.

You should read the whole debate, I kind of used that line of reasoning, with a dash a of science, lol

And the humor of your debate is not lost on me. I know you were using the same tried and true arguments for god and creationism to prove pink unicorns. The same can be done to make fun of some wildly held naturalistic materialism believes as well. :P

Lol, I actually went both ways, the divinity arguments demonstrate the Invisible Pink Unicorn, and evolutionary/historical arguments demonstrate the mammalian species.

The unicorn is clearly an intermediate form between the horse and the rhino, with an average number of horns (1) :-p
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5/2/2014 6:40:47 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/2/2014 6:39:12 AM, Sswdwm wrote:
At 5/2/2014 6:30:51 AM, Mhykiel wrote:
At 5/2/2014 6:11:51 AM, Sswdwm wrote:
At 5/2/2014 5:35:58 AM, Mhykiel wrote:
At 5/1/2014 7:34:33 AM, Sswdwm wrote:
http://www.debate.org...

Thoughts?

</Shameless self-debate promotion>

haha interesting take. Here is another one you might want to look into. The bible (just just hear me out) has a word in some passages translated unicorn in the king James bible. But when you go back to the Hebrew word it is used to refer to 2 kinds of animals. One with one horn and one with 2. The Latin translation was unicornus. Modern translation use the word ox. I think this is incorrect.

The Some Rhinoceros species have one horn. Some have 2. Plus unicornus was once actually used as a synonym for Rhinoceros.

Another possibility is a goat. If you review the earliest artist representations of a unicorn they tended to be the same size as the hunting dogs they were portrayed with. Deformations in Horns are not unheard of. A genetic or trauma related event could explain one horn. http://webecoist.momtastic.com...

In closing I think the mighty white stallion with one long narwhal horn is the work of fiction though.

You should read the whole debate, I kind of used that line of reasoning, with a dash a of science, lol

And the humor of your debate is not lost on me. I know you were using the same tried and true arguments for god and creationism to prove pink unicorns. The same can be done to make fun of some wildly held naturalistic materialism believes as well. :P

Lol, I actually went both ways, the divinity arguments demonstrate the Invisible Pink Unicorn, and evolutionary/historical arguments demonstrate the mammalian species.

The unicorn is clearly an intermediate form between the horse and the rhino, with an average number of horns (1) :-p

Preaching to the choir, I have never felt ashamed asserting the reality of unicorns lol
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5/2/2014 9:18:08 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/2/2014 5:35:58 AM, Mhykiel wrote:
At 5/1/2014 7:34:33 AM, Sswdwm wrote:
http://www.debate.org...

Thoughts?

</Shameless self-debate promotion>

haha interesting take. Here is another one you might want to look into. The bible (just just hear me out) has a word in some passages translated unicorn in the king James bible. But when you go back to the Hebrew word it is used to refer to 2 kinds of animals. One with one horn and one with 2. The Latin translation was unicornus. Modern translation use the word ox. I think this is incorrect.

The Some Rhinoceros species have one horn. Some have 2. Plus unicornus was once actually used as a synonym for Rhinoceros.

Another possibility is a goat. If you review the earliest artist representations of a unicorn they tended to be the same size as the hunting dogs they were portrayed with. Deformations in Horns are not unheard of. A genetic or trauma related event could explain one horn. http://webecoist.momtastic.com...

In closing I think the mighty white stallion with one long narwhal horn is the work of fiction though.

I must say the use of the word unicorn in the bible seems to be a complete mistranslation in the King James version, from what I have read. It seems that the goat idea is probably most correct, but then again I am no biblical expert on translations.
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5/7/2014 5:13:16 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/1/2014 7:34:33 AM, Sswdwm wrote:
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Good debate, but I still am questionable about the existence of unicorns.
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