This program shows us some scenes from the life of an eagle and at the very end, there are some evolutionist claims about the origin of birds. It says that birds evolved from dinosaurs. Dinosaurs that leaped on their prey from the branches of trees grew wings in the course of time and became able to fly. The Archaeopteryx that lived 110 million years ago is supposed to be one of these first flying dinosaurs.
These claims amount to fairy tales whose invalidity in the face of science has been shown many times. First, the Archaeopteryx fossils that have been found show that it lived 150 million years ago, not 110 years ago as claimed in the program. And scientific investigation has shown that Archaeopteryx’ breast bone (Nature, Vol. 382, August 1996, p. 401) and the asymmetrical structure of its wings (Carl O. Dunbar, Historical Geology, New York, John Wiley and Sons, 1961, p. 310) show that it was a fully developed bird with the ability to fly. Contrary to what the program claims, the fact that it had teeth does not indicate that it was a dinosaur (Richard L. Deem, “Demise of the Birds ‘Birds are Dinosaurs’ Theory.” http//www.yfiles. com/dinobird2.html)
In short, Archaeopteryx cannot be called a half-bird, half-reptile “intermediate form” on the basis of a few distinctive characteristics. In support of this view, one of today’s most well known ornithologists, Alan Feduccia, maintains that Archaeopteryx is not the primal ancestor of birds. (Alan Feduccia, “Birds are Dinosaurs: Simple Answer to a Complex Problem”, The Ark, October 2002, vol. 119 (4), pp. 1187-1201) (For more detailed information see Harun Yahya’s “Darwinism Refuted”, Goodword, 2003)2003-05-13 00:00:00