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I'm getting sick and tired of dinosaurs being forced on our children

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CADministry Fri 06-Feb-15 19:48:27

I'm really concerned about dinosaurs, and I think something needs to be done. The science behind them is pretty flimsy, and I for one do not want my children being taught lies. Did you know that nobody had even heard of dinosaurs before the 1800s, when they were invented by curio-hungry Victorians?

Charles Darwin's later theory of evolution entirely disproved dinosaurs, yet the dinosaur lie was twisted and adapted to try to make it fit. Any proper look at the facts will reveal that dinosaurs simply never existed.

Aside from the educational aspect, dinosaurs are a very bad example for children. At my children's school, several children were left in tears after one of their classmates (who had evidently been exposed to dinosaurs), became bestially-minded and ran around the classroom roaring and pretending to be a dinosaur. Then he bit three children on the face. One poor girl has been left with a severely dented nose and the whole class was left traumatised by this horrible display.

Nothing about dinosaurs is suitable for children, from their total lack of family values through to their non-existence from any serious scientific point of view.

Recently my sister foolishly gave my two youngest some dinosaurs toys for Christmas. After telling her to get out of my house I burnt the dinosaurs. My children were delighted because they know that dinosaurs are evil. I am fortunate that my family has been very supportive, and has disowned my children's former aunt.

Please, do what you can to get dinosaurs taken off the curriculum. Our school has been recently presented with a 214-signature petition, and following that and our recent protest the headmaster has said that he will take it the governors. We are lucky that he is so sympathetic to our cause, but I fear that others may not be.

If you would like to lend your support to our campaign, we have a Facebook group where we spread facts and research about the dinosaur myth. Hope to see you there! :-)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/nonexistingdinosaur/

EatShitDerek Fri 06-Feb-15 20:19:05

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catzpyjamas Fri 06-Feb-15 20:19:08

I agree, dinosaurs would really be a bad influence on small children. Isn't it lucky they never met?

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Fri 06-Feb-15 20:19:51

Oh dear god. I despair!

fattymcfatfat Fri 06-Feb-15 20:20:00

ah that explains it boreofwhabylon
poor rex, my dd will be heartbroken to find out her disores arent real!

Baddz Fri 06-Feb-15 20:20:05

<ROAR>
Hmmm.
Loads of stuff in the bible that's proper loony.
Slavery
Menstruating women should not touch food or go out <apparently we turn food rancid with our evil monthly blood>
Stoning <Jehovah!>
Some properly weird stuff in revelations.
Whoever wrote that was stoned.

Enormouse Fri 06-Feb-15 20:20:20

Poor dinosaur

Dognado Fri 06-Feb-15 20:20:21

So what you're saying is, they didn't really love underpants? sad

CADministry Fri 06-Feb-15 20:20:25

BrassicaBabe, it's not that dinosaurs aren't real that makes me think they are bad for children. It's important to stimulate an active imagination, and for children to explore the difference between fantasy and reality.

But the examples you give are very different to dinosaurs. Elves and fairies are good-hearted and magical, they help children to develop a sense of wonder and love for the world.

If you mean Peppa Pig, well I have a bit of an issue with the eyes on the side of the face, seems a bit creepy. But from what I've seen it promotes happy family life, so I don't have a problem with it overall.

EatShitDerek Fri 06-Feb-15 20:20:49

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ChristWalk2009 Fri 06-Feb-15 20:20:49

I just joined the CAD group and I have to say I am impressed. So many brilliant minds inside with a great deal of information and facts to back their claims that dinosaurs did not exist! Thank you for sharing your that page with us, its unfortunate there are so many narrow minded, bad parents in this group who are too lazy to do their own research. :/

Dr Carla

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Fri 06-Feb-15 20:21:00

The OP really is serious, isn't she? confusedshock

AmazingBouncingFerret Fri 06-Feb-15 20:21:18

Of course dinosaurs are real you silly billy!

Have you never seen Jurassic Park?!

<duh>

DragonsDoHiccup Fri 06-Feb-15 20:21:33

I want to be a Dino denier.

Then I too could get rid of all the bastarrd little feckers that keep accumulating in my house.

And if it doesn't have dinosaurs on it, then dd1 won't wear it. Do you know how difficult it is to get hold of dinosaur pyjamas?!

EatShitDerek Fri 06-Feb-15 20:21:41

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tenwrigglywigglycaterpillars Fri 06-Feb-15 20:21:57

OP - you surely aren't claiming that undesirable behaviours displayed in children is down to dinosaurs? You think that dinosaurs are to blame for teenage attitude??

What about lions? They tear around, roaring and pouncing. Surely they share some fault too? Why limit your hatred to dines? (Not even a typo - I just think the dinosaurs deserve a diminutive nickname)

fattymcfatfat Fri 06-Feb-15 20:22:00

baddz, if only we could use that as an excuse to get someone else to cook for a few days!

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Fri 06-Feb-15 20:22:21

Lions bite people - are they bad for children? Indeed, many things bite people - I think you had better blindfold your children and have them live in little boxes, OP!

EatShitDerek Fri 06-Feb-15 20:22:25

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MrsCakesPrecognition Fri 06-Feb-15 20:22:36

Elves and fairies are not goodhearted. Traditionally they are evil fuckers who blight the humans they come into contact with. Then Tolkein and Disney got to work.

Sunnysideup5883 Fri 06-Feb-15 20:22:37

I bet you're a religious nut. I'm hedging my bets you're an evangelistic clap your hands, speak in tongues and sing 'come by ya' type

SliceOfLime Fri 06-Feb-15 20:22:38

The dino thing is a bit nuts but TBH I'm with you on the pig family faces. Poor things, why can't they have their eyes and noses in the right place?

Enormouse Fri 06-Feb-15 20:23:07

Double post, someone beat me to the happy dinosaur. (Sorry it all moved so fast)

I like them, they give me a sense of wonder and love for the world.

IneedAwittierNickname Fri 06-Feb-15 20:23:17

Sucks to be a t Rex sad

Behooven Fri 06-Feb-15 20:24:02

This is a wind-up/lighthearted thread, yes? Please?

The opening line is a mumsnet first
"I'm concerned about dinosaurs" grin

5madthings Fri 06-Feb-15 20:24:08

Interesting first posts by christwalk2009

And why sign off your posts Dr Carla? Are you expecting us to fawn at your title?!

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