Have you ever seen a horse with feathers?  Of course not!  I haven’t either.  How about fishfeathers?  No?  How about frog feathers?……. Nope.  How about snake or turtle feathers?  Yeah…… I haven’t either.  I know!  How about bat or bumble bee feathers?  Hmmmmmm… I don’t think so.

But evolutionists tell us that dinosaurs had feathers.  They say that even T-Rex had them.  They come to that conclusion by looking at fossils…… hard rock!

Of course their vision is “improved” by the insistence that reptiles evolved into birds.  Necessity is the mother of invention and it sure would help evolutionists if they could put some feathers on T-Rex and the gang.  Evolutionists start with an endpoint they accept as fact.  Then they work backwards and fill in the huge and numerous gaps with quantum leaps of supposition.

You know what I mean….like the drawing of the thing crawling out of the mud and developing legs, and then choosing to use only two of them, and starting to become erect, and picking up a club, and then picking up a stethoscope.  They call that science.  I call that imaginative artwork.

Of course the reptile they choose to be their feathery poster boy is extinct and unavailable for comment.  Of yeah, he’s unavailable for legitimate investigation as well.  So let’s ask the very people who live and die with evolution THE basic question that evolution requires.  What was the evolutionary advantage of feathers to a dinosaur?

bird -cute

In the vicious and brutal battlefield of the Jurassic era would you prefer the protective armor of scales and plates or would you opt to give those up and step into the arena in…… feathers?  Humans can design their own protection.  That’s why Alexander the Great’s army, the Roman Legions, the knights of old and current day swat teams have opted for plates and chain mail over feathers.  And reptiles as well would have “naturally selected” to keep their scales and plates rather than trade them in for plumage.

Another function of feathers is to provide insulation.  Birds are warm blooded and produce heat that is trapped under the feathers.  But reptiles are cold blooded.  No heat and no advantage.

Feathers are a big advantage over scales for flight.  I must admit if I was a stegosaurus I would have cringed at the sight of a flying T-Rex.  But T-Rex’s feathers didn’t get him off the ground.  So while feathers help geese fly, this is another big goose egg for reptile feathers.

funny lizard

Feathers are also used to attract mates.  However, the first feathered reptile would have been an oddity and a creature to be avoided in the dating game.  Ooops, that’s actually a reproductive disadvantage.

But here’s the even bigger question in this conundrum of the advantage of feathers over scales and plates.  If reptiles had feathers 600 million years ago because they were such an advantage, then where are those feathers today?  600 million years of further evolution should have perfected that advantage and reptiles’ feathers should be more astounding than bird’s feathers.  As I said, T-Rex and the boys are conveniently missing and unavailable for comment.  But after 600 million years of the “fine tuning” work of evolution there are plenty of reptiles that are available.  I see turtles, alligators, iguanas, snakes, crocodiles, geckos, komodo dragons, and others.  What I don’t see are feathers.

Evolutionists point to fossils and say, “See the feathers!”.

Yeah, I see feathers.  I see horsefeathers.


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Author: Craig Apelt

A large part of my life has been devoted to the sciences. As a young student I accepted everything I was told about evolution. I believed evolution was science. It is not. It is philosophy. Jesus Christ is the author of the universe and spoke it into existence. He is the author of all of the sciences as well. However, He is not the author of all philosophies.

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