10 March 2002

POINTS OF ORIGINS: Re-heating Dino-Chicken Leftovers

by Dr. Glenn Jackson

For evolutionists it's been in style lately to believe that birds evolved from dinosaurs. In case you haven't noticed, that's one big reason why velociraptors in the Jurassic Park movies walk like pigeons and hop like sparrows while chasing scientists to catch for dinner. That's also why they can run like Olympic sprinters. We can't have cold-blooded reptiles turning into birds, y'know. So, presto! -- evolutionists decided that the dinosaurians were warm-blooded -- like birds are today. Real science is finally catching up with all of these hookey theories, however.

In the February issue of Nature magazine there appears a thorough report on a computer study of the biophysics of the skeletal frame of T-rex. The study finds that there is physically no way that a T-rex could have chased a Jeep, like in the Jurassic movie. To do that, it would have to have a full 86 percent of its body weight devoted to leg muscle -- which everyone agrees would be next to impossible. The TV news and magazines showed an artist's conception of a giant chicken running alongside a T-rex. I guess they still had to try to reinforce this "giant chicken" image of dinosaurs in the minds of the public, even though this new data goes against such comparisons.

By the way, the lung structure of birds is completely different from that of any other kind of air-breathing creature, including dinosaurs. And the structure of feathers would take more than the average imagination to figure out how it could evolve from the scales on a reptile. This has caused evolutionists some serious fits, but makes complete sense from a creationist viewpoint. Next time someone tells you how your creationist beliefs are so much "fairy tales" just remember how much their theory of evolution depends on the world of "make-believe" itself! I think you'll find how much it evens the playing field -- more than just a little bit. Keep thinking!

Dr. Glenn Jackson holds four degrees in science and education from George Mason University and University of Virginia. He has taught elementary through college level sciences for over twenty years and in four states. He is a lifetime member of both American Mensa and the Creation Research Society.

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