We’re not talking about the demise of one or two or fifty species of pterosaurs here; the subject is UNIVERSAL extinction of ALL species of pterosaurs. That notion is not scientific; that is dogma. We have been bombarded from all directions, bombarded from television, bombarded from films, bombarded from magazines, and all in the name of science. Indoctrination from childhood, in kindergarten, in elementary grades into middle school and into high school and into college—that bombardment is never explained. But the letters engraved on the bombs penetrate the flesh, driving into our minds the idea that all species of dinosaurs and pterosaurs must be extinct.
Please consider a few paragraphs from the digital book Live Pterosaurs in Australia and in Papua New Guinea:
Is it hard to believe in a non-extinct pterosaur? Try explaining humans to reclusive nocturnal flying creatures. Explain to pterosaurs how creatures without wings flew to the moon . . . Well, let me explain their cleverness, as I would explain it to a pterosaur:
Three humans climbed into a giant egg-like thing, although that species never lays eggs (they’re clever enough to make many things). Anyway, other humans threw this particular egg high up into the air, hoping it would not break. It went all the way to the moon, for that is what the humans intended all along.
The egg landed on the moon, but gently, without cracking. It soon hatched on the moon, and one human climbed out. While he was climbing out, he was talking to millions of humans who were on the earth, and they heard him . . . Of course it was too far away for anybody to hear him, but they did hear him because humans are very clever . . . Anyway, he soon returned into the egg, which was then resealed.
Finally, the egg was thrown back to the earth, again without breaking. Other humans quickly found it, floating in an ocean that stretched for thousands of miles. The egg again hatched, with the humans still alive. . . .
Now you know why I would rather explain living pterosaurs to humans: It’s not so shocking.
I know that the above exercise does not explain why some species of pterosaurs are still living, but it illustrates an important point: Explaining the truth can be far from easy, when the other person is unprepared to understand that truth.
Science and Pterosaurs
Human experience must validate conjectures, and hypotheses, and theories, if those ideas are to thrive as credible ideas. People from around the world have witnessed first hand featherless flying creatures that have characteristics very unlike any known bat but perfectly consistent with individual characteristics of pterosaurs in general. That means we need to approach the subject with an open mind about what lives on this planet at this time.
Do not report a sighting of a living pterosaur to a paleontologist, not in the cultural environment we now live in. One eyewitness did just that and was treated in a manner that was most unwelcome. Until at least one species of pterosaur is officially discovered and classified in Western biology, eyewitnesses need to continue to report their sightings to cryptozoologists.
. . . science, by its nature, is expected to bring about changes in opinion about what we used to think: changes.
Reports of living “pterodactyls” in Georgia, during the past seven years, probably relate to sightings of some flying creatures in South Carolina and Florida, according to author Jonathan Whitcomb . . .