The National Geographic published a short article by Christopher P. Sloan titled ‘the lord of wings’ in its May 2003 issue. Its subject was the discovery of the 130 million years old Microraptor gui fossils announced to the world in January 2003. At that time it was claimed that the fossil belonged to a four winged dinosaur, which was supposed to be gliding from tree to tree. This find was interpreted as evidence for the theory of birds having evolved from dinosaurs.
We had stated then that it was too soon to comment on those claims and had listed the scientific facts opposing the evolutionists’ theory on the imaginary dino-bird. We also said that mere speculations on the Microraptor gui would not suffice to overcome the dire straits in which the dinosaur bird theory was. (Link to that article)
What is now being said in Sloan’s article confirms our reservations from back then. Sloan says that the Microraptor gui continues to confuse evolutionists and that according many scientists this creature could not have had flight:
But the Chinese team … doesn"t think this animal ran or flapped well enough to take off. Its leg feathers would"ve tripped it up like a hurdler in a ball gown.
Instead, the ample feathers could have formed an airfoil or parachute similar to those of flying squirrels and other tree-dwelling gliders, the scientists say…
Other scientists aren"t sure what to make of the new fossil, arguing that gliding doesn"t necessarily evolve into powered flight: Why waste energy beating your wings when you could take it easy? … Some researchers suggest that M. gui"s leg feathers weren"t useful for flight at all…
In short, the dinosaur bird theory is a dogma kept going by prejudice and propaganda. As with the Microraptor gui example, all speculations in this respect are destined to be refuted and deserted in time, because birds are of such a complex nature that they cannot be explained by evolution and the probability of the coincidence factor is simply naught. The true origin of birds and all others beings is creation. Living beings do not evolve but are created by God’s command of ‘be!’, immediate and perfect.2003-05-01 00:00:00