"Darwin was the first to use data from nature to convince people that evolution is true, and his idea of natural selection was truly novel. It testifies to his genius that the concept of natural theology, accepted by most educated Westerners before 1859, was vanquished within only a few years by a single five-hundred-page book. On the Origin of Species turned the mysteries of life's diversity from mythology into genuine science." -- Jerry Coyne
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
What I wrote at the Wall Street Journal about the evolution of birds and the breathtaking stupidity of American Christians who want to throw out two centuries of scientific progress so they can keep their moronic Magic Man fantasy.
For now, having the detailed images of Anchiornis emphasizes how similar some feathered dinosaurs were to birds, Dr. Brusatte says. “If you saw these things alive you’d probably consider them to be some kind of bird and not even think twice about it.”
Birds evolved from one branch of dinosaurs. The numerous and growing evidence from fossils is supported by DNA sequencing.
This basic fact of science makes know-nothing science deniers cry because they prefer their ridiculous "The Magic Man did it" fantasy, a mental illness American Christians share with the Islamic State terrorists.