Originally posted by Daemon Sin
Correct me if I'm wrong as I don't know much about the actual stories in the Bible, but....
Doesn't Genesis basically go along the lines of "And ye God created the Earth for man, and then Adam and Eve, Kain and Abel, etc..." Which means man was about at the creation of the earth. So in theory, if theory the couple of million years the dinosaurs we ...[text shortened]... he dinosaurs during those few million years.... must have been a pretty dull couple of ice ages!
More than a few million years. Dinosaurs are estimated to have existed for over 125 million years, from about 190 million BC to 65 million BC.
Best estimates for the ago of the human species is about 5 million years; "homo sapiens sapiens", current Man, is about 100,000 years old on the evolutionary record. This means that the dinosaurs existed for over 1,000 times longer than modern Man.
Put comparatively on a 24 hour clock, dinosaurs get roughly 23 hours and 59 minutes of existence, Man gets 1 minute.
Seen from the large-scale historical perspective, Man's time on Earth is negligible, tiny blip on the radar. Earth has been a dinosaur planet, essentially. Prior to that, a planet for simple organisms.