This insight is so obvious I almost think I must have read it somewhere. A snake pit of intertwined stories and truth. Still, it is not a set in stone fact, or is it quite literally impressed in rock?
Consider that there are fossils of dinosaurs yet there are no dinosaurs around now. The closest thing we have are slithering snakes, belly dragging alligators and lethargic lizards with either non existent or tiny forelegs. Going by the anatomy they should either be bouncing like kanagaroos or walking like us. Then we have this story in the Bible about the devil pretending to be a serpent because they are so crafty. Remember in Jurassic Park how the raptors were basically as smart as humans? Well, what if they were also dragon-like sharkmawed and huge. Totally appealing to evil. Then God said serpents would walk on their bellies forever after. And that man would not be able to command nature anymore. Which reminds me of a question that has occupied my mind as to how people could have defended themselves against basically monsters. Answer, we could not unless we had a special weapon or knowledge. Once we lost that authority the reptiles thankfully lost stature as well.
I hope I haven’t uttered any heresy because the little udders – they’re hard to locate.