Dinosaurs Became Birds

Dinosaurs Became Birds? It's A Myth!

The hypothesis is a dinosaur, commonly said to be a Troolodon dinosaur, gradually changed, making millions of changes to its DNA, as it gradually became all birds.

Why would anyone think that? Here's the evidence.

Dinosaurs lay eggs. Birds lay eggs with some similar attributes. So they have that in common.

Soft tissue and collagen has been found in dinosaur bones, horns, and other body parts. Finding soft tissue should have ended the discussion. Even evolutionary scientists know that soft tissue cannot last millions of years, and proteins decay even quicker. Although it doesn't make sense, they "know" this soft tissue somehow lasted more than 65 million years. Then they take this impossible soft tissue and say that, because the proteins in soft tissue from dinosaurs, when compared to other animals, most closely matches those of birds, then birds must have evolved from dinosaurs. Of course, all of this is 100% based on the assumption evolution happened.

Birds have feathers and dinosaurs... well... they don't have feathers unless you have a good imagination. According to bird expert Larry Martin, what are interpreted as feather traces on dinosaurs are actually frayed collagen fibers. And feather expert Alan Brush (UCONN, Storrs, CT), states that they "lack the organization found in modern feathers."

Some dinosaurs, such as velociraptors, had small bones that moved the ribs and sternum to help breathing. These bones are similar to bones in diving birds.

Theropod dinosaurs are bipedal (walk on two feet) and birds walk on two feet.

This not a very strong case for birds evolving from dinosaurs. But wait! There is a transitional fossil. Archaeopteryx.

Archaeopteryx bird transition

Most experts now agree that archaeopteryx was a bird, or possibly a mosaic. It is no longer thought of as a transitional fossil. We shouldn't even need to talk about it. However, icons of evolution die hard, and it may be decades before these facts are universally recognized. So, let's talk about archaeopteryx.

Archaeopteryx, it's a BIRD!

Archaeopteryx is a mosaic

What Is A Mosaic?

A mosaic is an animal that combines the physical characteristics of several different animals. The best known mosaic is the platypus. Its fur covered body looks like a mammal, but it has characteristics of both birds and reptiles. Yet its suckles its young (they drink milk from the mother). But on the other hand it has web feet and a bill like a duck. And let's not forget the claws, one of which is poisonous. The platypus must be a transition between mammals and... well, something else. Nope. It's just a platypus and was never anything else.

There is nothing in the fossil record that indicates the platypus was anything other than a platypus. It is categorized as a monotreme, a mammal that lays reptile-like eggs and suckles their young. And it is the only one in this category. The platypus is a mosaic, meaning it has a combination of characteristics found in other, unrelated animals.

Looking at birds, an interesting one is the South American bird called a Hoatzin. A picture and short description is in the image of one of our museum signs on the upper right of this web page.

God, in designing His creation, was not limited by human created categories.

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