Saturday, April 7, 2012

Could T-Rex Have Had Feathers?

In a news release dated April 4, 2012, it is reported that the remains of a relative of the great T-Rex, the king of the dinosaurs, was recently discovered sporting a soft, downy coat.

Usually, when a fossil is found, the creature's bones are all that remain, but in this case part of it's skin was preserved. This is very rare and an incredible find. It may force us to completely rethink the way we view T-Rex and his relatives.

Could T-Rex Have Had Feathers?

This is a perfect example of what creationists always claim is missing, a transitional species. Modern birds are the descendants of the dinosaurs. Maybe the dinosaurs never went extinct... Perhaps they just evolved themselves out of existence.

In spite of this new evidence, just how many creationists do you think it will convince that evolution is true? I'd be willing to bet not a single one. Close mindedness is alive and well.


Diary of an Ex-Mormon said...

Maybe Adam and Eve used them for transportation...


I liked this finding and you make a great point. xo

Jack Mormon said...

a couple months ago i went to a lecture that specified this a little more. he said that yes many theropod dinosaurs had feathers and they were likely there as a means of attracting a mate.
it is the theropods (raptors, t-rex, ect.) that modern birds come from.
on a side note the raptors in Jurassic Park were actually based on the Utah raptor, not the Velociraptor.