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A Feathered Dinosaur?



A common idea among those who believe molecules-to-man evolution is that dinosaurs have turned into birds over millions of years. But, from the Bible (Genesis 1), we know that God created all things about 6,000 years ago—birds on Day 5 of the first week, dinosaurs (land animals) on Day 6.

So what about the “feathered dinosaurs”? Do they prove that dinosaurs changed into birds? For example, some scientists have recently found bumps on the forearm of a velociraptor. They suggest that the bumps were where feathers attached to the bone.

Although no actual feathers were found with the velociraptor fossil (or any other dinosaur fossil, for that matter), it may be that some dinosaurs had feathers. But this group of animals would merely be a kind of feathered reptile—descendants of the animals that God created in the beginning. Feathers on reptiles have nothing to do with proving that one kind of animal changed into another kind. They just show the creativity and diversity of our wonderful Creator God!

"Kids Answers" section, AnswersInGeneis 29 Comments [10/17/2008 9:11:46 PM]
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Submitted By: Tom S. Fox
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GeekySock

"...descendants of the animals that God created in the beginning."

So they evolved?

10/17/2008 9:19:57 PM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

"...But this group of animals would merely be a kind of feathered reptile—descendants of the animals that God created in the beginning. ..."

So, what caused the feathered reptiles to be different from their original god-created ancestors? Sounds like evil-ution to me!

10/17/2008 9:21:55 PM

Mr. Fahrenheit

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microraptor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archaeopteryx

Eat it, bitch.

10/17/2008 9:36:20 PM

wackadoodle

So you see no connection with feathered, hollow boned raptors disappearing and birds appearing? A cell that looks like a cross if drawn right can be connected to god but these two are obviously unrelated!

10/17/2008 9:37:12 PM

scubajesus

"Although no actual feathers were found with the velociraptor fossil (or any other dinosaur fossil, for that matter)"

words cannot express the sheer stupidity and lack of thought contained in that statement.

10/17/2008 9:38:06 PM

aaa

They do anything to protect their BS.

10/17/2008 9:39:52 PM

anonymous

The creativity and diversity of how he re-used numerous body parts!

Even the appendix, which was no longer necessary!

He threw 'em in there anyway because he's CREATIVE!

YAY!

10/17/2008 9:55:45 PM

Devonian

"a kind of feathered reptile"
In other words, BIRDS.

"Feathers on reptiles have nothing to do with proving that one kind of animal changed into another kind"
The hell they don't! Not to mention that feathers are hardly the only feature birds share with theropod dinosaurs. Actually, features they DON'T share would probably be the shorter list...

"Although no actual feathers were found with the velociraptor fossil (or any other dinosaur fossil, for that matter)"
Now you're just lying outright (big surprise, eh?).

10/17/2008 10:01:46 PM

cool cats

the stoooopidist part is claiming that scientists have suggested feathers were attached to bone. No names were provided of course.

As for the rest, I think I know how Penn and Teller would address this.

10/17/2008 10:37:50 PM

SurfinSeaOtter

@ wackadoodle: I've seen that cross! I would say it looks pretty... noodly? ;)

10/17/2008 10:46:38 PM

Quantum Mechanic

no

10/17/2008 10:51:08 PM

Old Viking

The feathers? Just that damned Creator God goofin' around again.

10/17/2008 11:12:09 PM

TheOutsider

Lying to children should be against the law.

10/17/2008 11:24:54 PM

Canadiest

stop lying to children

10/17/2008 11:29:14 PM

never been there

A feathered reptile?

IT'S QUETZALCOATL! RUN FOR THE HILLS!

10/17/2008 11:59:10 PM

Mister Spak

"Although no actual feathers were found with the velociraptor fossil (or any other dinosaur fossil, for that matter),"

We have the fossil dinosaur feathers - we win.

http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Origins-of-the-Theory-of-Dinosuar-to-Bird-Evolution

"Feathers on reptiles have nothing to do with proving that one kind of animal changed into another kind."

Unless - gasp! - they were transitional forms between dinosaurs and birds.

10/18/2008 1:43:39 AM

Drax

And that's the root of the problem, methinks. No matter what evidence we show you, you'll always explain it away in terms of your Bible and 'goddidit'. If you start from the assumption that the Bible is infallible, you'll always interpret the evidence acordingly. But why, logically, should one start with that assumption?

10/18/2008 3:09:40 AM

GreenEyedLilo

Oh, those poor children! "Hey, you, the little boy who loves dinosaurs! Let's strip out this intellectual curiosity and replace it with pure bullshit...much better!"

10/18/2008 4:26:26 AM

Sasha

No reptile has ever had feathers. Reptiles are cold-blooded and birds are warm-blooded. The idea that birds evolved from dinosaurs suggests that dinosaurs were also warm-blooded.

Changing from cold-blooded to warm-blooded is a hell of a lot more impressive than developing feathers, which are modified scales.

And to top it off...Archaeopteryx.

10/18/2008 4:47:04 AM

Frank

learn about archeology would you?

10/18/2008 6:57:19 AM

Lulzmonger

Bullshit.

10/18/2008 8:57:55 AM

Elphada

the first thing that popped up in my mind was Big Bird chasing those folks as they cut through a field in the 2nd Jurassic Park. I think it was the 2nd movie....

10/18/2008 1:37:41 PM

Larty

"They just show the creativity and diversity of our wonderful Creator God!"

I hate the way how these people adress their critisism. Any intellectual scrutiny of their claims is answered with something that feels like creationists showing their middle fingers at you and saying "Fuck you, you are just an asshole who is too smart to understand."

10/18/2008 3:23:26 PM

Don'tLookBehindYou.

No. Just... no.

10/18/2008 4:21:57 PM

Reverend Jeremiah

umm..are you for or against evolution? I cant really tell because you say evolution is false yet you speak of "descendants".

10/18/2008 5:00:36 PM
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