The more we learn, the less we know. Isn’t that amazing? Who would have thought that there was something out there bigger and meaner than the tyrannosaurus-rex? In 1995, the Giganotausorus was discovered in Patagonia. Fully living up to this name, the giant carnivorous dinosaur trumped t-rex as king of the prehistoric jungle.
Then, in 2006 the Mapusaurus roseae reared it’s gigantic, meat eating head. 40-feet long, this creature was beyond anything even Michael Crichton could have dreamed up.
And just recently a mammoth prehistoric snake was discovered to have preyed upon hatchling dino-babies. This great, slithering antagonist preyed on the weak and helpless. And we wonder where innate fear of the serpent species comes from?
My point here is not to illuminate all the scary villains of the cretaceous period. I simply want to bring light to the fact that the more we learn, the more we realize we have to learn.
500 years ago people KNEW that Earth was the center of the universe, 50 years ago people KNEW that aliens lived on Mars, 20 years ago we KNEW that the t-rex was the biggest, baddest reptile to walk this Earth before humans. Notice a trend here?
My point, faithful readers, is to remind you to keep an open mind. Never assume knowledge that you behold today, will stand up to the testament of truth tomorrow.