Scientists talk a lot about the origin of new species. It's been referred to as being "nearly synonymous with evolution" and regularly features in biology textbooks as one of if not the primary evidence for evolution. Yet, as I've previously written on the pages of this blog, speciation provides no evidence for evolution. Yet researchers … Continue reading The Resurrecting Species
Birds are very interesting creatures. Their beautiful songs and scintillating colors, not to mention the ability of the majority of them to fly has fascinated people for millennia. Scientists love to study birds, often attempting to classify birds largely based on morphology. However, many birds have very similar, sometimes even nearly identical body plans and … Continue reading Bird of a Feather
One of the most persistent myths that plague paleontology is the spurious idea that dinosaurs evolved into birds. However, frustratingly, it continues to persist in the scientific peer-reviewed literature, even to the point of influencing experimental design. The most recent example of this I've come across as of this writing is an article from PLOS … Continue reading Running, Flapping Dinosaurs
Recently a lot of excitement has been surrounding a recently published paper that discussed a fossil find from China. This find labeled Ambopteryx, is remarkable for a number of reasons, not least of which is its wings. Evolutionists have jumped on this fossil find to push their dogma, claiming that it demonstrates their postulated idea … Continue reading Ambopteryx: Bat Wing Dino?