Thursday, January 26, 2012

How Well Could Archaeopteryx Fly?

Science Daily has a story on Archaeopteryx and its ability to fly. Quoth they:
Some secrets have been revealed by an international team of researchers led by Brown University. Through a novel analytic approach, the researchers have determined that a well-preserved feather on the raven-sized dinosaur's wing was black. The color and parts of cells that would have supplied pigment are evidence the wing feathers were rigid and durable, traits that would have helped Archaeopteryx to fly.
It is nice to have yet more information about this genus. This new information adds yet another dimension to the transitional nature of Archaeopteryx, which is regarded as having mostly theropod dinosaurian characteristics. It does not help the YEC-based arguments that Archaeopteryx was just a bird.

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  1. Anonymous2:10 AM

    Your last comment has proven too optimistic, I fear...

  2. Absolutely pathetic.

  3. How do they explain the fossilized hatched eggs? Even if they stopped to lay their eggs before trying to escape the rampaging flood waters, the waters, themselves, would have crushed the eggs into a thousand pieces. And how did the eggs fossilize in one year? Amazing that anybody takes this stuff seriously. The Flintstones has more authenticity.