Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools
Archaeoraptor liaoningensis is a hoaxed fossil that linked dinosaurs to birds. It was allegedly found in China in the 1990s and was described in the November 1999 issue of National Geographic as “a true missing link in the complex chain that connects dinosaurs to birds." With all the millions of fossils discovered to date, scientists have never found a transitional creature to support evolution. Thus the great importance and blinded bias to elevate the Archaeoraptor discovery. The specimen is actually a composite of two dinosaur fossils.
According to Alex Boese,
Xu Xing, a Chinese scientist who had initially helped to identify the fossil, was the one who eventually blew the whistle on it. He announced that he had found a second fossil containing an exact, mirror-image duplicate of the Archaeoraptor's tail, but attached to a different body. Fossil stones, when taken from the ground, often cleave in two, producing two mirror-image sets of fossil slabs. Evidently someone had taken one of the slabs bearing the tail fossil and affixed it to a fossil of a bird, thereby producing a hybrid dinosaur-bird creature.
U.S. News & World Report dubbed Archaeoraptor "The Piltdown Chicken" and the name has stuck.
Scientists believe that the fake is a mosaic built from at least two, and possibly five, separate specimens.
In the months that the faked dinobird fossil was proudly on display at National Geographic's Explorer's Hall in Washington, D.C., some nine million school children filed by to see it--leaving with their imaginations filled with images of feathered dinosaurs that never existed. This is a disgrace, a powerful reminder that scientists often see what they want to see, especially when it supports a theory, like evolution, that they cherish.
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|Reviewed by Pete Grasso
|John, link between evolution and UFO's ? More like science fiction to me. The Earth is to exact in terms of internal magnetism, tilt (32 degrees – regulated by the exact positioning of the moon), narrow orbital sphere around the sun ( a few degrees left or right would result in an inhabitable planet), plate tectonics and plate width, an a bunch of other elements that Aliens would not have control over but is precisely balanced. Regarding life, there are too many species without transitional forms that an Alien would not be able to render in an ecosystem design. Besides, if they did all that work, and traveled billions of light years to develop, wouldn’t you think they would stick around? Intelligent designer? Outside Alien? Maybe – albeit so easy to discount God as the source.|
|Reviewed by John Martin
|You’ve hit on the “missing link” okay. It’s the link between evolution and UFO’s. The "evidence" for both of them has never stood up to reasonable scrunity. Thanks for sharing.|
|Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines
|"... scientists often see what they want to see, especially when it supports a theory, like evolution, that they cherish." This is so true.
But, and here is where we as writers may actually further obscure the debates: "Christians often see what they want to see, especially when it supports a theory, like Creation, that they cherish." This is certainly true, too. When we support either side of this issue, we get into the quicksand of not being able to prove our belief.
Fact is, each side to every debate is claiming "Somebody is Making a Monkey out of You!" Maybe, just maybe, we are making monkeys out of ourselves.
I personally see Creation and Evolution as being the exact same story with the "Big Bang" being what God did in those "six days." Why do we need to be combating scientists? I feel no threat in them, nor in their theories. Factually, the theories of scientists are no better (nor worse) than our own. Please remember that a theory is an unknown quantity which is taken on faith, whether it be a scientific theory or a Christian theory. We await the human who may present concrete proof to support either set of theories, and I will be satisfied to learn "the real truth of it" when I am finished doing God's assignment as a gullible mortal here on this strange planet. And, like most people, while I am alive, I will not follow the teachings of anyone but Jesus, and Jesus was never quoted as taking an intellectual stand for or against "evolution," nor for or against "creation" as being something different from "evolution." So, is there any purpose to this debate?
I think you have done a great job of writing this, however.