Have you ever heard someone say that if you believe something hard enough that you can almost see it? I’ve actually see it happen.
One year long ago, I was deer hunting on horseback with two close friends. We had large packs behind our saddles along with full saddle bags. Roger was riding lead, I was second behind him and Mike was bringing up the rear. We heard a rifle shot fairly close by and I saw Roger’s horse collapse underneath him. By the time I was able to dismount we heard some guy running towards us shouting for us to get away from his deer. Roger lay with his leg pinned under the dead horse. Mike instantly drew his gun and aimed it at the deranged hunter who stood there still insisting that Roger’s horse was the deer he shot.
This was the first and thankfully only case of what is known as buck fever. That hunter was so into the hunt that he believed Roger’s horse, with Roger in the saddle and saddle pack was a deer, so he shot it. He believed so hard that he saw what he wanted to see, not what was really there.
I believe the same is true with some evolutionists. They believe so strongly that dinosaurs evolved into birds and that they had to have had feathers that they see feathers in fossils when no feathers are really there.
The first example was Sinosauropteryx, the famous Chinese feathered dinosaur which made headline news in 1996. All the fossil really showed was a some type of fibrous frill along the back. Some evolutionists who examined the fossil said it was possible that the fibers were collagen fibers that were frayed when the skin was ripped off of the dinosaur. They presented strong evidence of the same thing happening today with some large monitor type lizards. Other evolutionary scientists booed their work and threw insults and vulgarities at the two men, because they believed so hard in the dino-to-bird theory that they believed the frayed fibers just had to be feathers.
It looks like the same thing is happening today with another dinosaur fossil. The fossil of a young Megalosaurus was recently discovered in Germany and given the name Sciurumimus albersdoerferi. Although Megaloaurs can reach up to 30 feet in length, this young dino is around 28 inches.
Like Sinosauropteryx, this latest fossil find has a frayed looking frill of fibers along the back and tail. And like Sinosauropteryx, evolutionists believe so hard in feathered dinosaurs that they are interpreting the fossil imprints as those of downy feathers. They even offer up a close-up photo taken under ultraviolet light where they claim to show the feathers. Yet, when I take a very close look at what they claim are feathers all I see are frayed fibers, similar to Sinosauropteryx.
The saddest part of this is that their hard and intense belief in evolution is baseless in real science. Real science actually proves that molecules-to-man evolution is impossible. But they believe in it so strongly that they see and interpret evidence to back up their beliefs even if what they see is not what’s really there.
Ornes, Stephen. Dino Find Ruffles Feathers, Science News for Kids, July 27, 2012.
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