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Did hominids and non-avian dinosaurs ever coexist?

No. Non-avian dinosaurs were extinct about 65 million years ago, as the most recent dinosaur bone was directly dated as being 64.8 ± 0.9 Ma old. The second dinosaur bone sample from Paleocene ...
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Is the discovery of tuff amongst dinosaur fossils in Utah incompatible with scientific consensus about dating of the fossils?

Has tuff found amongst the deposits at the Dinosaur National Monument? Yes. The most famous section of the rocks in Morrison Formation in Dinosaur National Monument, the Brushy Basin Member, is chock ...
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Were Tyrannosaurus Rex herbivores?

No. Scavenger, Predator, or Herbivore? There was some scientific debate about whether the T. rex was a predator or a scavenger, but there is absolutely no debate that it might have been a herbivore. ...
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Have coelacanth fossils younger than 65 million years been found?

According to a Nature article from 1998 this is true (or at least, was in 1998). Coelacanths were known for decades, but only as fossils. They appeared in the fossil record around 370 million years ...
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Is the Earth experiencing another mass extinction event?

tl;dr: Yes, the paper provides strong evidence that we're undergoing a mass extinction event. The media reporting is basically right (for once). What you are asking I'm going to assume that what you'...
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Did hominids and non-avian dinosaurs ever coexist?

There is a simple factual response based on the fossil record, "No. Dinosaurs and people did not coexist" but this does not really answer the question "did humans draw dinosaurs?" -- with the implicit ...
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Did paleontologist Stan Taylor discover human footprints dated from the period of dinosaurs?

No. The alleged human footprints have been extensively analyzed and are most likely dinosaur tracks. There is absolutely no evidence that they are human. Glen J. Kuban has performed a very thorough ...
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Have paleontologists systematically ignored dinosaur DNA that does not match the evolutionary model?

The short answer: No The long answer: Also No Here is why this does not hold water: Until recently we were not able to extract soft tissues recently as in last 10 years. This is to the best of my ...
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Are there no identical human bones found in any pre human fossil records?

No. The percentage of hominid bones from the human fossil record for 1.0 to 3.8 million years ago is very sparse, since upto 2001 only 243 specimens are known. From about 75 known individuals, some ...
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Is the hominid skull discovered in Petralona 700,000 years old?

According to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History the skull is "Between 350,000 and 150,000 years" old Some further notes on the morphology and dating of the Petralona hominid Journal of Human ...
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Did hominids and non-avian dinosaurs ever coexist?

Hominidae Temporal range: Miocene–present, 17 – 0 Mya Dinosaur Temporal range: Late Triassic–Present, 233.23 – 0 Mya all non-avian dinosaurs, estimated to have been 628-1078 species, as well as many ...
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Did modern birds exist during the Cretaceous period?

Yes. Wikipedia's article Modern birds says, It is generally agreed that the Neornithes evolved in the Cretaceous Period and that the split between the Palaeognathae and Neognathae, and then the ...
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