Interesting Items in the News
A July, 2016 article published in Current Biology has an article on the microscopic analysis of “melanosomes,” those small structures that carry skin pigments, which suggest the color of the dinosaur Psittacosaurus. It reveals a cryptic, dark upper body and a lightly-colored lower body. This is similar to the camouflage on many living lizards. Interestingly, the fossils of Psittacosaurus also include another Chinese specimen showing a large, furry mammal (somewhat like a Tasmanian Devil) with a Psittacosaurus amongst its stomach region. (Hu, Y. et al., “Large Mesozoic Mammals Fed on Young Dinosaurs,” Nature: 433, 2005, pp. 149-152.) So the camouflage didn’t work for that particular dinosaur!
Fossilized animals preserved in amber are a window into the ancient world. Newly discovered fossils of a small, extinct humming-bird-sized fossil have been discovered in Myanmar. Evolutionists believe it to be 99 million years old. Yet it is fully bird…and far to tiny too be evolving from even the smallest known dinosaur! The researchers commented: “Enantiornithes were already far more similar to their modern bird relatives than to their dinosaur ancestors.” Various darwinists have suggested that primitive birds evolved from dinosaurs like Deinonychus, who supposedly lived about 120 million years ago. But the timeframes just don’t fit the theory. To learn more about the problems with these Dinosaur to Bird theories, visit our page “Dinosaurs Evolved into Birds?”
Recently Added to the Park
The articles section of the website now includes a recently published metaphorical piece entitled “A Parable of Design.” A new page was added to discuss Dinosaurian Coprolite and Fossil Skin. Fossilized impressions of pterosaur droppings (coprolite) like that displayed to the left provide helpful clues for cryptozoologists. By comparing droppings found in a cryptid hotspot against an image like that, a researcher can determine if they are on the right track towards finding a possible living pterosaur.
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Our Upcoming Expeditions page has been updated to reflect the initiatives planned for the next few years. We are optimistic of an exciting discovery in the near future! The DinoDave website features Dave Woetzel’s speaking schedule and an overview of “The Creation Investigation.”
A couple of recent comments from visitors to Genesis Park:
- Sonia sent this note: “Where is Genesis Park located? I’ve spent awhile searching on the website, and I guess I am just overlooking that information, but I just can’t find it.” [We responded, “Genesis Park is a virtual organization. We hope to someday capture one of the living dinosaurians to prove that their existence. Then maybe we’ll have a real facility showcasing the creature. Till then, it is web-based only.”]
- Eric wrote us with the following report: “In 1969, our father took us (the kids, I was 14 at the time) on a safari in Kenya. Driving from Amboseli to Tsavo national park, I witness the flight of 2 Kongamatos over our car that I recognized at that time of being Pterodactyls. Stunned, I could not believe my eyes and kept silent afraid to be laughed at. 40 years later, in a discussion with my brother he raised the subject telling that he had witnessed the same thing. I just wanted to bring you a eye witness testimony on that matter.”
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