How Did Pterosaurs Fly? They Were Too Big And Too Heavy.

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    God put bones in the ground to show us what creatures on other planets look like.

    Everyone knows that.
     
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    "god" Must have created a creature with Giant Wings that couldn't fly.. and would also then be unwieldly and and undefendable on the ground.
    RIGHT JAMES?
    Yet they lived for 100 million years!
    Hmm

    So much here. Funny, hilarious and common sense all rolled into one.

    Not only lived but during the time of speed demon raptors and other meat eaters.
     
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    …..but wasn't that you I saw eating at Red Lobster the other day?

    I think it was.
     
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    Probably was. I love steak and lobster, just lobster, crab, oysters, shrimp and so on. That part of OT law was fulfilled by Jesus.
     
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    I think where we disagree is whether the pterosaur walked/crawled up to it's high launch point which is gliding and not flying. OTOH, I go with Drs. Mark Witton and Mike Habib who are considered experts in pterosaurs. They contend that they were able to launch and fly. I do agree that pterosaurs did glide, but for long distance flying once it got itself airborne.

    This site has articles about the prehistoric pterosaur. Unfortunately, it doesn't name its source, but as its own work.
    "In the early days of pterosaur discovery most researchers considered them to be only capable of gliding and as such reliant upon thermal currents and up draughts to maintain flight.‭ ‬This in part was fuelled by the notion that all reptiles,‭ ‬based on those we know today,‭ ‬are cold blooded.‭ ‬A cold blooded creature they thought would be required to glide to reduce the need for active muscle movement,‭ ‬something associated with warm blooded animals.‭ ‬It was also thought that some of the larger kinds such as Pteranodon had wings that were simply too big to flap up and down.‭

    Today the idea that pterosaurs could only glide is laughably obsolete,‭ ‬although it is recognised that some pterosaurs especially the larger varieties may have glided for extended periods in order to reduce the amount of calories required for flight.‭ ‬This would have been especially useful for pterosaurs that required keeping their energy expenditure to a minimum when searching for prey."

    Pterosaurs - An Overview

    There were sauropods that grew to absolutely huge sizes. We also have deep sea creatures that grew to enormous size. Pterosaurs would be considered huge creatures that flew. We also have evidence of extremely large birds under thunderbirds. We have extremely large humans that are considred giants. Another unexplained phenomenon is the 1000-ton megaliths at Baalbak, Lebanon. How could they be moved?

    Sauropods
    Top 10 Sauropods/Titanosaurs
     
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    Ask yourself how a bumblebee flies.

    Do you deny that they exist?
     
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    It was just funny to see a creationist (and I've seen hundreds on mbs) suggest "UNintelligent Design".
    He was trying to throw doubt on science/evo, but didn't realize the irony/the far worse damage he was doing to HIS own theory: 'gods' design/creationism.
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    Their anatomy is different, but what can we deduce from your bumblebee? A bumblebee has to flap their wings very fast. What does it imply? That they warm blooded insects and we find they are. A large pterosaur would have to flap their wings fast, too, to get the necessary lift to fly. They were probably warm blooded.
     
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    We're discussing how a giant pterosaur could fly. Second, is how animals and humans grew so large. WinterBorn is the only one who presents a good argument that it glided and not flew. However, that doesn't follow microevolution. It would've developed flight capabilities. You can't even explain how the pterosaur walked, so Jesus will send you to the lake of fire ha ha. I suppose that's what you wanted to hear in a science discussion.
     
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    harmonica couldn't figure it out, but maybe you can. Let's look at how a bat walks since pterosaurs could behave similar. We established that it flies like a large bird, but it's not a bird. How does it walk?
     
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