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New Light Shed On The Role Of Dinosaurs’ In The Evolution Of Bird Flight



New Light Shed On The Role Of Dinosaurs’ In The Evolution Of Bird Flight (via Planetsave)

New insight into the evolution of flight has been gained thanks to research on the structures of feathers found on bird-like dinosaurs. Researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Yale and Calgary have found that a considerably simpler version of the types of wings in modern birds was present in ancient…



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10 Responses to New Light Shed On The Role Of Dinosaurs’ In The Evolution Of Bird Flight

  1. angels81 November 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    So I wonder how the anti-science anti evolution nuts will explain this? I suppose they’ll just say this is a plot by the left wing godless scientists and politicians to brainwash our kids to the devils ways. It really is a sad affair when we have leaders in this country who will deny science for some fairy tale belief that the earth is only 9 thousand years old and was created in 7 days.

    • secularhumanizinevoluter November 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

      I can’t WAIT to hear what the repugnantklan/teabagger/UBERChristians squeal over this!!! And what is with that Devil inspired 9 thousand years!!! I have it on the GOOD authority of none other then santorum the eart is 6 thousand years old you heretic!!!

      • angels81 November 23, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

        Hahahaha! Good one.

  2. Taylor Marsh November 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    angels81 November 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    What always puzzled me about the fundamentalist literalists is that their contorted explanation is far less wondrous than the scientific facts.

    • angels81 November 23, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

      I know what you mean. What could be more wondrous then that we live around one star in the milky way galaxy were there are about a 100 billion stars in said galaxy and there is approximately 100 billion galaxies in the universe. But I guess for some a burning bush in the desert makes more sense and wondrous.

    • spincitysd November 25, 2012 at 4:35 am #

      It, the Fundamentalist explanation of life from creation, is less wondrous because Fundamentalist lack wonder. Thus does the miracle of life become humdrum and prosaic.

  3. Jane Austen November 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    The nutz actually think we walked with the dinosaurs. Oh well.

    This was an interesting article especially since I have always been amazed that birds really can fly.

    • angels81 November 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

      I always remember what paleontologist Robert Bakker said…If you want to see a live dinosaur, walk outside and look up at the birds.

      • secularhumanizinevoluter November 23, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

        Ahhhhh angels….quoting Bakker might not be the best source. To say that something is bakkerian in prep labs around the country is NOT a recommendation!

    • secularhumanizinevoluter November 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

      Some friends of mine who are still in the Dinosaur biz went to the “Creation museum” OMGawd what ain’t even there…it is truly difficult to appreciate the level of ignorance and stupidity…willful self delusion necessary to reject the entire body of ALL the evidence for Evolution and the age of the earth and instead go with the bed time story….EITHER one by the way, there are two different ones in the Bible of creation. And not only that but how pathetically CHEESY it and all the rest of these conman sideshows are.

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