Category Archives: Reasoning, general

Reasoning on the possibility of live pterosaurs in the United States

Pterosaur Fossils

How incredible those many flocks of pterosaurs must have been! With all the varieties known from fossils, those flying wonders must have been dazzling: short-tailed Pterodactyloids and long-tailed Rhamphornynchoids. Yet how few Americans are aware of the serious investigations that have delved … Continue reading

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Various Names for “Pterosaur”

Whether reported in the United States of America or elsewhere, “pterosaur” is not the only word that comes to mind when someone sees a strange featherless flying creature that is not a bat; but that is the technically correct word. … Continue reading

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Extinction or Near-Extinction: What Distinction?

I have watched many science documentaries. How often does a documentary proclaim the extinction of dinosaurs “65 million years ago,” as if datings were from a verifiable measurement or extinctions were from a verifiable observation! Dinosaurs were not a species. “Dinosaur” … Continue reading

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“Radar Criticism” of Live Pterosaurs

Less common than most objections, the “radar criticism” of modern pterosaurs is easily refuted. Regardless of how often specific airport radars pick up flocks of birds, how would an operator deal with a blip that was made by a live … Continue reading

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Eyewitness Fear

On pages 23 of my non-fiction book Live Pterosaurs in America, the eyewitness DF (anonymous) said, “The threat felt from this thing is what bothers me the most. Once . . . I encountered a cougar . . . That … Continue reading

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“Unlike Pterosaur Fossils” Objection

On occasion, I encounter an objection similar to this: “The eyewitness descriptions are different from fossils.” In other words, pterosaurs thought to have lived millions of years ago (according to standard models) did not have both long tails and head … Continue reading

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Circular Reasoning: Example #2

I have encountered criticisms something like this: “If pterosaurs were still living, we would have seen them before now.” Part of the problem with that reasoning is that the critic seems to assume that he personally would have encountered news of … Continue reading

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Circular Reasoning, Example #1

From page 83 of Live Pterosaurs in America: “One critic . . . said, ‘. . . if pterosaurs [were] still around, they would be extremely obvious.’” This criticism deserves a brief answer here (my book goes into detail regarding circular … Continue reading

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