Ben asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 2 years ago

Would man survive alongside dinosaurs? (read description)?

If he invented a time machine. Would he be able to travel back, and possibly survive?

Baring in mind there are; spinosaurs, t rexs, raptors, giant crocodiles, megalodons, giant spiders & bugs, threats land, sea & air. Would it be possible?

10 Answers

  • 2 years ago

    From movies like Jurassic Park/World, many people think that all the dinosaurs were enormous, invincible killing machines—humans are just too small, dumb, and weak to have lived during the time of the dinosaurs.

    The truth is, humans live in a world that is still home to many incredible, large, and intimidating creatures. Large reptiles like the Komodo Dragon, anacondas, alligators, and crocodiles don’t keep man from flourishing on the earth.

    Elephants can get up to 11 tons (22,000 lbs). An elephant can kill a man by stepping on him with one foot or by simply striking him with its trunk. Yet, we have no problem taming these animals or even training them to do tricks in the circus. If man can work, play, and even go to battle on an elephant, why couldn’t man do similar things with certain dinosaurs? Yes, some of the sauropod dinosaurs grew over four times larger than an elephant, but most dinosaurs were smaller than an elephant.

    Killer whales (Orcas), are one of the oceans’ fiercest predators. They eat hundreds of thousands of pounds of mammal and fish meat every year. Seals, sea lions, walruses, otters, polar bears, and even moose have all been found in the stomachs of these creatures. But these are captured, tamed, and trained to do tricks.

    If humans today can manipulate animals that are over 100 times our own size, why is it so difficult to believe that humans could do it with dinosaurs? In the Bible, Genesis 1:28 says, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

    When man and large animals get together, who is in trouble? Blue whales get much larger than any of the dinosaurs, and it’s the blue whale that has nearly been hunted to extinction in the past.

    A lot of people get their ideas about how animals behaved from Hollywood fiction. But is Hollywood trying to tell an accurate story or an entertaining story? Now think if the dinosaurs had survived today, but the elephant had gone extinct. They might have made a movie like Jurassic Park about elephants. You see, if we didn’t know how elephants behaved, they might have been perceived as monsters. The movie might portray them running around stabbing people with their tusks—because what else would tusks be used for except for stabbing prey (they were sharp and pointy)? Well no—elephants are gentle animals; now you don’t want to make one mad, but they are not monsters, they are just animals that God created for our enjoyment.

    As Dr. Jason Lisle has said, “You can’t tell the behavior of an animal by its bones any more than you could tell the behavior of me from my bones. You can make a guess, but that’s all it is.”

  • Ray
    Lv 6
    2 years ago

    I am certain the answer is NO, and not because of dinosaurs, we actually already live in an era where theropod dinosaurs are the most diverse and plentiful vertebrates on land.

    The reason we could not survive if we went in a time machine is because of viruses and bacteria. Viruses, specifically, have a very high mutation rate, this is the reason why every year there is a new flu shot! Well 65 million years ago you could bet your damn wallet that our bodies would have a tough time coping with such alien viruses.

    ps; your last sentence makes no sense.

    Megalodon did not live during the dinosaur era.

    T-rex & spinosaurus sure as hell did not live in eachothers era, actually we live in a closer era to t-rex than t-rex lived with Spinosaurus.

    Giant spiders? lol the giant spiders lived long before dinosaurs.

    Biggest crocodiles did not live in dinosaur era as well, they actually got to their largest size a few million years after the ''dinosaur extinction''. lol I could go on and on.

  • MARK
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    There is no point to this kind of question. The answer is no one knows. Any answer can only be a guess. More information would also be needed. By man do you mean a man, a single adult male, or do you mean Man, the human species? If the latter how many are going back? How long do you intend the time traveller/s to stay? Are they going back equipped with current knowledge and possible weapons? They cannot go back as human were then because humans did not evolve until almost 65 million years after the dinosaurs went extinct. So if we are not going back with our current knowledge and, possibly, weapons in what state do you want us to be?

  • 2 years ago

    Just one man, by himself? Probably he would survive, if he was prepared. At least for a while, maybe for a few years. But as soon as he got seriously sick, or broke a bone, it would be a death sentence. Now if you have a group of a few dozen healthy grown men and women, the dinosaurs and other big animals are going to be in serious trouble. One couple can hunt and forage enough to feed and care for 10 others or more, while the others figure out how to get rid of those pesky dinosaurs.

    When humans arrived in Australia (~70,000 to ~45,000 years ago), they wiped out most animals larger than a kangaroo in just a few thousand years. And they weren't even trying hard.

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  • 2 years ago

    You are small and good with or without ketchup.

    Short answer, no.

  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    I'd be more worried about humans killing the dinosaurs.

  • 2 years ago

    Difficult to say. We know that primates did not evolve until after the dinosaurs have been wiped out by the giant meteor that struck the earth. In fact, the meteor impact caused world wide forest fires, and oven-like temperatures on the ground. If we or other primates were around, we and other primates would have become extinct along with the dinosaurs.

    During the age of dinosaurs, there were some medium sized marsupials roaming North America. They were larger than the shrew-like mammals that were spending most of the time underground, and that was why they were wiped out also. Not until a few million years ago, when South America collided with North America, did we see marsupials once again in North America. Since these medium sized marsupials were able to survive with dinosaurs roaming around them, and since the duck-billed platypus, a primitive egg-laying mammal, was also around during the age of dinosaurs, it is possible, even probable, then humans would have managed to survive even during the age of dinosaurs. OTOH, the age of dinosaurs was much hotter than today, and it would be very easy for humans to suffer heat stroke in such hot weather. It is almost like living in Death Valley full time since the polar regions were ice free, and in fact the Arctic Ocean was warm enough for aquatic reptiles, with temperature in the mid-20's deg. C.Humans would probably need to live near the polar regions to avoid being fried.

  • JimZ
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Some of those dinosaurs were probably pretty capable. I don't think the insects and spiders would be a major threat but who knows? Megladons didn't actually live with dinosaurs. They went extinct relatively recently. They were evolved to eat mostly marine mammals. I think if you just stumbled into the dinosaur wilderness, you might be in trouble. If you grew up there and managed to learn to survive, you'd stand a much better chance. People are pretty adaptable. We have lived in some pretty harsh environments and habitats.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Only if he stayed in some shelter and did something to barricade himself. You also had flying dinosaurs.

  • 2 years ago

    Probably. Humans survived alongside predators in their own time.

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