Genesis 1:20
“And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.”

Current evolutionary thought suggests that birds evolved from therapod dinosaurs. Therefore, evolutionary scientists must find their evidence, not only for the evolution of the skeletal structure of birds and features such as feathers, but many other behavioral characteristics. As someone who keeps chickens, I am well aware of the desire among these birds to roost together at night, lending each other protection.

Scientists at Canada’s University of Alberta have been examining a fossil from the Mongolian desert. The fossil shows three oviraptors, said to be juvenile. Two of the raptors are more or less complete. They are said to be preserved in a sleeping posture “so close, that they would have been touching in life”.

One of the best uses of evidence is to demonstrate the inconsistency of thought on the part of evolutionists. For example, creationists interpret many fossils, such as the famous archaeopteryx fossil, as having been preserved suddenly in a death-throe posture. Evolutionists are critical of this interpretation, not able to accept that fossilization can be sudden.

But in the case of these oviraptors, Alberta scientists have to assume that these dinosaurs were fossilized suddenly in a roosting posture. If this were true, then it undermines the evolutionary position on the formation of other fossils. But if the Alberta scientists have interpreted the fossil dinosaurs’ posture incorrectly, then the entire usefulness of the fossil, as evidence for the evolution of birds, is negated.

The Bible makes clear that birds were created on the fifth day of the creation week, while dinosaurs, being land animals, were created the day after birds, not millions of years before them.

Prayer: We know, Lord, that the world outside does not want to accept Your word on how things were made. Keep Your people faithful to Your word. Thank You that all that we discover is consistent with what You told us in Your inspired word. Amen.

Author: Paul F. Taylor

Ref: Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. (2017, August 24). New dinosaur discovery suggests new species roosted together like modern birds. ScienceDaily. Retrieved August 28, 2017 from Image: Jaime A. Headden, License: Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike 3.0 Unported.

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