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Dragons are real

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Started: 1/5/2018 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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For example Gorillas and Giant squid were 'mythical' until scientists discovered them in the 1900's. But when people talk about dragons (both the winged dragons and the giant Japanese water dragon type) they say they're mythical and fictional. Why?

There's also a case where a boy was 2 miles out to sea with friends then was later found on a beach alone. When he got back and woke up, he told authorities a giant dragon with a 12 foot tall neck had killed them one by one.

1962 account from the survivor,Edward Brian McCleary

If dragons aren't real then what happened? (There's news archives and death records that prove those 4 teenagers really did die that day)

Dragon with four legs and a pair of wings snatches traveler

There is another similar account of dragon related fatalities, this time in the late 1800's about how a winged dragon with 4 legs snatched one of the travelers. The travelers said they tried to place the dragon's head over a fire to get it to release the traveller, but instead it flew up with the traveller still in its mouth and dove into Lake Chelan where it wasn't seen again.

These people are all describing the same reptilian creature with a 12-15 foot tall neck. No scientifically known oceanic reptile looks like the way these people are describing. The plesiosaur, which went extinct 65 million years ago, had a neck that was far too stiff and did not look very draconic in nature, so we can rule relic plesiosaurs out.


It is fair to assume that dragons are not real. No fossil has ever been found of a dragon and no evidence exists to even suggest that one still exists today. Dragons were created by humans to play on our natural fears, as anthropologist David E. Jones suggests, dragons are a combination of our primitive fears of snakes, eagles and big cats, for a story and nothing more.
To address your argument, you point to testimonial evidence to try and prove dragons. This does in no way prove that dragons exist. It is simple to assume that 5 teenagers 2 miles of the coast with no means of communication drowned - " a dragon did it," is quite a leap, considering the only evidence is the word of a teenager who lost 4 of his friends (if what you say is indeed true) before waking up on a beach.
I would also like to point out that your second source talks about a "Legend," of the dragon. Legend is defined as "a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but not authenticated.' Legends are regarded as historical, but the only "evidence" for them is word of mouth, which is easy to become distorted and changed over time. Legends are "not authenticated," and the "where it was never seen again," makes it an improvable tale, and nothing more.
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Posted by Anonymous 3 years ago
Komodo Dragon, world class chillies, hella hot, mouth burning so much!
Posted by Anonymous 3 years ago
Komodo dragons are real.
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