Some articles on dinosaur fossils, dinosaur:
... Further information History of paleontology Dinosaur fossils have been known for millennia, although their true nature was not recognized ... The Chinese, whose modern word for dinosaur is konglong (恐龍, or "terrible dragon"), considered them to be dragon bones and documented them as such ... In Europe, dinosaur fossils were generally believed to be the remains of giants and other creatures killed by the Great Flood ...
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“You can hardly convince a man of an error in a life-time, but must content yourself with the reflection that the progress of science is slow. If he is not convinced, his grandchildren may be. The geologists tell us that it took one hundred years to prove that fossils are organic, and one hundred and fifty more to prove that they are not to be referred to the Noachian deluge.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)