A reconstruction of Archaeopteryx
Evolutionists point to the Archaeopteryx fossil
as the only evidence to support their claim that "birds evolved
from dinosaurs". The latest discoveries, however, prove that
this creature is simply an extinct bird species.
most important intermediate form candidate that evolutionists refer
to is a 150 million-year-old fossil bird called Archaeopteryx. Evolutionists
claim that this fossil bird was a semi-dinosaur which could not
This evolutionist claim proven false over and
over again, collapsed for good with an Archaeopteryx fossil unearthed
|The bones are hollow as in modern
||Feathers indicate that Archaeopteryx
is a warm-blooded and flying creature.
||Some birds today also have similar
"claws" on their wings.
|The newly discovered 7th specimen
of Archaeopteryx preserves a keeled sternum, which indicates
that this bird had strong flight muscles like modern flying
||The teeth in its jaw are no evidence
of its alleged relationship with reptiles. Analyses show that
the tooth structure of Archaeopteryx was very different from
that of modern reptiles.
Confuciusornis, whose fossil is seen here, lived in
the same geological period as Archaeopteryx. Unlike Archaeopteryx,
however, it had no teeth in its beak. This discovery revealed
that Archaeopteryx was not "primitive", but was an original
The absence of a "sternum", that is
the chest bone, in this creature, which is essential for flight
muscles, was held up as the most important evidence that this bird
could not fly properly. The seventh Archaeopteryx fossil unearthed
in 1992 revealed that the chest bone that evolutionists have long
assumed to be missing actually existed. The presence of this bone
proved that Archaeopteryx was a flying bird. 34
The feathers of all modern flying birds are asymmetric.
This form gives an aerodynamic function to birds. The fact
that Archaeopteryx's feathers were also asymmetric invalidates
the evolutionary claim that this bird could not fly.
In addition, it has been proved that two other
points which evolutionists mention while presenting Archaeopteryx
as an intermediate form – the claws on its wings and the teeth in
its mouth – do not in any way imply that this bird is an intermediate
form. It has been observed that two bird species living today, touraco
and hoatzin both have claws on their wings by which to hold on to
branches. Also, there have been different bird species throughout
history that had teeth. Moreover, according to the measurements
of famous ornithologists, such as Martin, Stewart and Whetstone,
the tooth structure of Archaeopteryx was completely different from
that of reptiles.35 All these
findings show that the evolutionary claims that Archaeopteryx is
an intermediate form have no scientific basis.
Vol 382, 1 August 1996, p. 401
35- L. D. Martin, J. D. Stewart, K. N. Whetstone,
The Auk, Vol 98, 1980, p. 86.