The past few years have seen a flood of fossils from China which allegedly show dinosaurs evolving into birds. It is critically important to Darwinism that a link is shown between dinosaurs and birds. The star of these recent bird-dino fossils is Archaeoraptor. It is a more or less modern looking bird with a lizard-like tail. In 1999 National Geographic magazine published articles heralding Archaeoraptor as the long awaited (and desperately needed) missing link between dinosaurs and birds. The primary article was entitled: “Feathers for T. rex?” But, in March of 2000 National Geographic reluctantly published the truth about this “fossil.” It was proven by CT scans to be a lizard’s tail glued onto a bird’s body. To date, several of these Chinese bird fossils have been exposed as fakes. This has become a very lucrative business to Chinese farmers who are getting better and better at their forgery. They know the voracious appetite of Darwinists for these dino-bird fossils. This appetite is fueled by their desperation to find a true transitional form of one species turning into another. This just reminds us to take sensational news stories of alleged “discoveries” with a grain of salt. There is one source of information which never changes or has been proven false—the Bible.
Sloan, C.P., Feathers for T. Rex?, National Geographic 196(5):98–107, November 1999.
For the correspondence which led to exposure of the hoax: http://s8int.com/archaeoraptor.html