Evolutionists Tickled about Pterosaur Feather Claims

Like dinosaurs, pterosaurs came in many sizes and shapes. Tupandactylus imperator was an odd-looking creature, different from the more common pterosaur portrayal. Evolutionary scientists thought they found themselves evidence of feathers.

Perhaps it is because many secularists want evidence that birds evolved into dinosaurs — not that it would matter much, because dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and birds were contemporaries. Also, even if the assertions in the obedient lapdog media of the secular science industry were true, feathers on pterosaurs are no threat to creation science.

Using weak science to make Darwin smile, researchers and the secular science industry media claimed to have found pterosaur feathers. Not necessarily.
Tupandactylus imperator (background added), Nobumichi Tamura / Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)
What was actually seen is not justified by interpretations by the scientists, and similar nonsense has been floated before. They excluded explanations that do not make Darwin smile, preferring evoporn to actual scientific research and thorough examination. People who have learned critical thinking should know that we need to keep the pressure on evolutionists, especially when they present weak science. Asking questions is very useful.
Some fibers have been found alongside the headcrest scales of a pterosaur. The paleontologists called them “feathers” and the media went nuts. But calling these fibers “feathers” is like calling a broomstick an airplane because witches ride them in cartoons.

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It always helps defuse hype by starting with the facts. Some fibers were found along the neck of a pterosaur called Tupandactylus. The well-preserved headcrest of this species from Brazil was found on a fossil belonging to a private donor. Scientists at University College Cork, Ireland were able to analyze the specimen before repatriating it to Brazil. They found single fibers and branched fibers. Round and oblong granules within the fibers, seen in electron micrographs, were interpreted as melanosomes—pigment bodies that often give color inside feathers and skin. In birds and other animals, the color often depends on their shapes and are a function of their chemistry. The shapes in this fossil varied within fiber types.

Out of these facts emerged a picture of the evolution of feathers that swept the world into a euphoria of celebration for Darwin.

To read the entire article, fly over to "Are These Really Pterosaur Feathers?" Also of interest is how pterosaur flight ruffles the feathers of evolutionists. That is found at "Evolutionary Non-Science in Powered Flight."