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First Dinosaur Tail Found Is Preserved in Amber and Covered in Feathers: The piece—which is about the size of an apricot—had already been partially shaped into an oval by a jeweler.

Rather than damage their research, this actually helped them analyze the cross section of the tail, where they discovered remnants of iron deposits found in dinosaur soft tissue. The sample dates to the mid-Cretaceous Period, some 99 million years ago. And the feathers? While the first fossil evidence of feathered dinosaurs was found in the 1990s, the 1.4-inch preserved appendage is the first time scientists can clearly associate plumage with these extinct creatures. Based on the tail’s structure, it’s believed that it belonged to a juvenile coeleosaur. Coleosaurs are a group of theropod dinosaurs that includes everything from tyrannosaurs to modern birds. — My Modern Met

The Creation maybe mysterious in that much is yet to be revealed but is not a secret. It is pervasive and profound. Just look around. Where did the dinosaurs go when they became extinct? Into the sky. If you wish to see the dinosaurs today, look up.

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  • Anderson August 11, 2018, 2:15 PM

    By stating the precise: “99 million years ago”, they assert that they have the science pegged. They have nothing “pegged”.

    If you look closely at the works of the great artists like Michelangelo, da Vinci, Rembrant, etc. then you can likely recognize another piece that was produced from the same artist.

    Living organisms on Earth are similar because they had the same creator. Their similarities give no credence to the theory of evolution.

  • Vanderleun August 11, 2018, 2:51 PM

    True enough as far as it goes but looked at from another angle:

    It’s a big, big, big, REALLY BIG universe with a lot of things to keep track of. You could do worse than, as God, to have a tool like evolution you can use. You just start it running and it is pretty much on autopilot across billions of years. Let’s you get stars, planets, life and hot fudge sundaes while you take some time off. Pretty efficient and effortless from a divine perspective. Like I said, Creation’s not secret but it does take time for it to be revealed to the smart monkeys of planet Earth.

  • Sam L. August 11, 2018, 4:13 PM

    And LOTS longer for the dumb monkeys.

  • jwm August 11, 2018, 5:07 PM

    Imagining a T-Rex as a giant flightless (albeit toothy) bird is surprisingly easy; every bit as easy as thinking of it as a lizard.


  • ghostsniper August 11, 2018, 6:28 PM

    I once had an office on the 2nd floor and Blue Jays frequently landed on the window sill. There may have been a bug on it that attracted them. The windows were tinted in silver so I could sit right there within inches of them and see them up close without them being aware. Scary creatures. Up close you see their primitive nature and I can very much envision them as I’ve seen dinosaurs portrayed in videos. Pterodactyls?

  • pbird August 12, 2018, 8:29 AM

    The scope of creation, if we could contain the notion, is so big its terrifying. I do accept the notion of deep time, but I don’t think HE was resting, I think He was there for every change and development. He brooded over the waters and deep time too. I think so anyhow.
    Birds, yeah, little monsters. I held a young crow in my hands recently. He had fallen while trying to learn to fly and we kept him for a few days until he was well enough to join his family. Just watching his eyes blink and his birdlike jerky motions, its obvious what strange little creatures they are. Also, he was not one bit afraid of being held.

  • vichris August 12, 2018, 9:32 AM

    I’m an amateur herpetologist but also love bird watching. We feed and study lots of them at our mountain cabin. Its not a stretch at all to see the similarities between birds and reptiles. Obviously some of them developed feathers which facilitated them becoming warm blooded, and flight and they took to the skys. While others were coldblooded, stayed in temperate areas and adapted to living on the ground (and water) and dealt with cold winters by brumation (herpetology speak for hibernation) .