On 15 March, 2006, Cnn.com carried an article titled “Fossil ruffles feather evolution theory.” According to this report, which first appeared in Nature magazine, a dinosaur fossil discovered in Germany has completely overturned all the theories regarding the evolution of feathers. Inspired by the Jura Mountains in southern Germany, scientists gave the fossil the name of Juravenator starki. The most important feature of the fossil was that it demonstrated that the “feathered dinosaur” claim is a complete myth, because the fossil in question represents a “featherless” dinosaur that was living at the time as the imaginary “feathered dinosaurs” that evolutionists constantly propagandize.
The theory that birds evolved from dinosaurs has been one of Darwinists’ main propaganda vehicles for many years. Despite being launched scientifically, the claim is in fact backed up by no evidence whatsoever and there is absolutely no validity to it. All the supposed evidence for dino-birds so far proposed by Darwinists has been discredited. What is more, some of it has actually been revealed to be fake! The revelation that Archaeoraptor, which Darwinists proposed as one of the major pieces of evidence of the subject, was actually a complete fossil fraud clearly revealed that for Darwinists the issue was more an ideological than a scientific requirement. Research conducted in 1997 showed that the Sinosauropteryx fossil that was the subject of intense media propaganda in 1996 did not actually possess a structure resembling bird feathers. (i) All the structures that have been claimed to be feathers in all the alleged examples of feathered dinosaurs are actually highly uncertain. Authorities such as the famous ornithologist Alan Feduccia maintain that these structures are actually “collagen fibres” and that it is a serious mistake to depict them as feathers. (ii)
In short, there is a major contradiction between the aspect of the theory launched by the media and the evidential background. Evolutionists attempt to cover up the weaknesses of their theory by subjecting society to a constant stream of propaganda. In a commentary published in the daily Washington Times, Storrs L. Olson, the senior zoologist of birds in Division of Birds, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, describes how the theory is publicized despite the lack of evidence:
The “birds-are-dinosaurs” people have dominated this discussion for a long time. There are a lot of problems with birds being dinosaurs, although the theory has been publicized in the popular media. (iii)
In addition to lacking any proof, the feathered dinosaur claims are actually persisted with despite raising a major chronological difficulty for evolutionists. Because there were living things capable of perfect flight at a time when therapod dinosaurs (the small, carnivorous dinosaurs alleged to have been the forerunners of birds) had still not come into existence. Archaeopteryx, an early species of bird that lived 150 million years ago, is both “the earliest known bird” and also lived millions of years before therapod dinosaurs. Dr. Feduccia emphasizes how Archaeopteryx represents “an insurmountable problem” for the dino-bird theory:
"There are insurmountable problems with that theory," he said. "Beyond what we have just reported, there is the time problem in that superficially bird-like dinosaurs occurred some 25 million to 80 million years after the earliest known bird, which is 150 million years old." (iv)
The feathered dinosaur claim that Darwinists wish to maintain constantly on the agenda is mere unscientific conjecture. It is devoid of any evidence. All the fossils put forward as scientific proof are in fact deceptions, the invalidity of which has been demonstrated. In addition, Darwinists are utterly unable to account for how the structures unique to birds could have come from dinosaur forebears. You can find detailed statements on this subject HERE.
Another important piece of evidence to refute imaginary dinosaur-bird evolution in question is the recently discovered Juravenator fossil.
The New Juravenator Fossil Has Once Again Silenced Evolutionist Conjecture
The exceptionally well preserved bone structure of the newly discovered Juravenator fossil confirms that it was a dinosaur. According to evolutionists, however, this creature, whose imaginary evolutionary line descends down to birds, was completely “featherless”! Luis Chiappe, director of the Dinosaur Institute Museum of Natural History in Los Angeles says that in addition to it being featherless the creature had no follicles that could even turn into feathers. Contrary to evolutionist expectations, the creature has a “typical scaly dinosaurian skin”. Ursula B. Gohlich of the University of Munich, who studied the fossil in question together with Chiappe, said this in a statement to Nature:
Now we have a little dinosaur that belongs to coelurosaurs that does not show feathers. This is a problem. (v)(emphasis added)
Darwinists have attempted to make various statements, in other words to come up with various excuses, regarding this fossil that totally undermines all their speculation about the evolution of birds. First they claimed that the feathers were lost as a result of an illusory process of evolution that began with imaginary feathered forebears. Yet they ignore one very important point here: as we have already set out above, with evidence, there is no sign of this creature’s “feathered forerunners”! The idea of feathered dinosaurs is speculation based upon deception, devoid of any evidence. In addition, this latest fossil contradicts evolutionist claims regarding the transition from scaled dinosaurs to feathered birds.
Chiappe and Gohlich’s second claim regards the possibility that feather evolution took place more than once, at different times and in different places. However, Darwinists have so far been unable to point to any feather evolution in the fossil records. There is no trace of “evolving feathers” in the fossil in question. The animal is a classic scaled dinosaur. The claim that Juravenator was feathered but that these disappeared during fossilization is a forced one. We know that the fossil records contain wide evidence regarding the feathers of living things. Moreover, examination of the fossil has shown no evidence of entities constituting evidence that the animal had feathers. In addition to all this, the presence of scales rather than feathers has clearly been determined.
Another important point revealing the invalidity of the claim is the way the fossil has been related to Sinosauropteryx, the invalidity of which has already been revealed. The use of discredited claims about Sinosauropteryx that are still being made as evidence clearly shows the despairing situation Darwinists find themselves in and how they are determined to engage in unscientific propaganda based on invalid evidence. You can find more detail on this subject HERE.
Juravenator is clear evidence against the theory of evolution that Darwinists will be unable to cover up with invalid theories. Archaeopteryx, a fully fledged bird 150 million years old, in any case totally eliminates the claims regarding Juravenator, as it does with all the imaginary dino-birds proposed by evolutionists. Evolutionists maintain that Juravenator, a pure dinosaur, was the forerunner of birds that lived at the same time as it. This is the point that the claims made by the theory of evolution and Darwinists have come to.
The theory of evolution has collapsed in the face of the proofs of creation that are being discovered every day. Darwinists are actually well aware of this, but ignore it out of devotion to their ideology. Our advice to CNN.com is to accept the invalidity of the theory of evolution in the face of the scientific facts and to put an end to its Darwinist propaganda.
i. "Plucking the Feathered Dinosaur", Science, vol. 278, 14 November 1997, p. 1229
ii. Alan Feduccia, The Origin and Evolution of Birds, 2nd Ed. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999
iii. Larry Witham, "Sue Makes Debut in Latest Attack of Dino-Mania", The Washington Times, 16 June, 2000
iv.David Williamson, "Scientist Says Ostrich Study Confirms Bird "Hands" Unlike Those Of Dinosaurs", EurekAlert, 14-Aug-2002, http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2002-08/uonc-sso081402.php
v. Gohlich ve Chiappe, “A new carnivorous dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Solnhofen archipelago,” Nature 440, 16 March 2006, pp. 329-332