Skip to comments.NEW DINOSAUR: Fossil Fingers Solve Bird Wing Mystery? [Dinosaur gives Creationists the finger]
Posted on 06/17/2009 3:50:48 PM PDT by xcamel
June 17, 2009—The fossil hand of a long-necked, ostrich-like dinosaur recently found in China may help solve the mystery of how bird wings evolved from dinosaur limbs, according to a new study.
The ancient digits belonged to a 159-million-year-old theropod dinosaur dubbed Limusaurus inextricabilis. Theropods are two-legged dinos thought to have given rise to modern birds.
Although it was a distant relative of Tyrannosaurus rex, the newfound dinosaur was a small herbivore, said study co-author James Clark, a biologist at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The animal was about 5.6 feet (1.7 meters) long and had relatively short, clawless forearms.
"Its head is [also] unusual because it doesn't have any teeth, so it would have had a beak of some sort, although not a sharp one," Clark said. (Related: "New Dinosaur Was Nut-Cracking 'Parrot.'")
Primitive feathers may have covered the dinosaur's body, but there is no direct evidence for that, noted Clark, whose work was funded in part by the National Geographic Society. (The National Geographic Society owns National Geographic News.)
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Another Chinese “fossil”?
How long before this is exposed as yet another hoax?
Thought this would be of interest to you......
Exactly right. LOL. Now why can’t you be a good atheist, confess God is dead and let us abort babies and enslave people? Come eat the apple of knowledge... you can be like God.
Has this post been approved by the Bible Police?
...oh wait, they’re on their way now...
You do realize that many Christians believe in some sort of evolution, be it old earth creation, ID, or TE.. even the Catholic church recognizes Theistic Evolution.
Right .... then their bones became hollow and they grew feathers. DAMN ..(slapping my forehead) ... why didn’t I think of that?
It is impossible to believe the words of Christ, and also believe evolution. One or the other has to be a superficial belief.
So says you....
oh i see it now!!! and those fingers grew into 2, inches, and then 4 inches then 20 feet... then sprouted feathers and then they could fly!
makes perfect sense... where are THOSE fossils now?
Wouldn’t an ‘evolving’ wing be a detriment to you health? until it became an ACTUAL wing?
Ask the emu, ostrich, or kiwi.
(and a few hundred various extinct ones from 1 to 35 MYA)
Just ‘cause you said so, right?
Cool!!!! Anyone looking at those fossils could tell that the feathers they may have had, but were not found, were bright blue and yellow!
And they were found just at the right time, too.
Yes, he has spoken. We are honored to be able to read his pronouncements.
I had a high school teacher who used to tell the class, “you folks have a retention span of zilch. “ He must have been talking about you. One week:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2270471/posts and http://www.bio-medicine.org/biology-news-1/Discovery-raises-new-doubts-about-dinosaur-bird-links-8763-1/ . Now as a way of eating crow, just have that bird you flipped in the title removed by the moderator.
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