A Feathered Dinosaur Tail in Amber?

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Secularists have been making a lot of noise in the press lately, whoopin' and hollerin' about a bit of amber that they claim contains a dinosaur feather. We should be used to this kind of unbridled excitement, and you'd think the advocates of particles-to-paleontologist evolution would have learned to slow down and examine all the facts before making grandiose proclamations. After all, they made silly claims about dinosaur feathers in the past, and made much about nothing with Nebraska Man — among other follies.

Secular scientists and their lapdog press are all a-twitter about a supposed dinosaur feather found in amber. Apparently, they see what they want to see, and not what is actually found: a bird feather.
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Amber is a product of trees (evergreens have it) that is similar to sap, but much thicker. When a tree is damaged, it secretes resin to cover the wound. Insects and other small critters would get trapped in the sticky stuff, and it fossilized into amber. (Yes, I said fossilized, even though it hasn't been permineralized.) People make jewellery out of it. A Chinese paleontologist was shopping in an amber market and a particular specimen caught his attention.

Secular scientists have been doing that thing again where they find bits of data to support Darwinian dogma and proceed to rush to judgement. Like all scientists, they argue from their presuppositions, but they take it to irrationality. Regarding this specimen, the feather is very small, the amber covering interferes with full analysis, and explanations other than those they want to hear are ignored. According to secular dating methods, this specimen dates with other birds of the era, such as Confuciusornis. Can't be allowing the evidence to support creation, now, can we? Nosiree, gotta keep the storyline going.
Once again the popular media is abuzz with a new evolutionary breakthrough. This time it is purported to be a feathered dinosaur tail trapped in amber! Amber is essentially fossilized tree sap that may on occasion include insects and other small organisms of the type that one might expect to get trapped in tree sap. But a dinosaur tail trapped in tree sap? It should be noted that the fossil is not a whole dinosaur tail, but rather only a small piece of a tiny feathered tail measuring about 1.4 inches in length and containing 8 vertebrae, each about the size of a grain of rice! It is estimated that this would make this presumed relative of T. rex about the size of a sparrow. The tail piece is undoubtedly covered with tiny feathers that are essentially identical to those of modern birds, but is this in fact a dinosaur tail rather than a bird tail?
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