Welcome back to everyone’s favorite blog, Debunk Minefield. This week’s misconception is
Humans and Dinosaurs Coexisted
You might be thinking to yourself, There is no way that people today still believe that humans and dinosaurs lived together! But unfortunately, people are a lot stupider than you think. According to a poll in 2010 by the National Center for Science Education, approximately 40% of American adults believe that man and dino were around at the same time. 40%. Forty. Percent. That is almost half of adult Americans. Stuff like this baffles me. It is outrageous that people think this. Now let’s get back to my job: teaching y’all the truth.
Humans and dinosaurs did not live together, or anywhere near each other. We missed the dinos by about 65-ish million years. We know this due to fossil records and Bill Nye. So that was settled easily. The reason that this myth is so widespread mainly has to do with Creationism. A majority of creationists believe that man and dinos lived in the same time for many different reasons, including Biblical references to sauropod-like creature called Behemoth, and what not. The fact of the matter is, we have scientific evidence that dinosaurs predate man by at least 65 million years.
Thank you for reading, hope y’all are a bit smarter!
-Alex and Mitchell