Waterfowl fossils fill in a big missing link

110 million-year-old birds bridge gap between age of dinosaurs and today.

We’re getting closer to understanding the whole evolutionary chain.

This is hardly new news is it?

From an old online evolution textbook:

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The Birds
At the end of the Creosote era, two new classes arose to challenge the ruling reptiles - birds and mammals.
The success of the birds was due in large part to their development of the feather. As you may recall from chapter 2, Galileo demonstrated that a feather falls more slowly than a lead weight. Being covered with feathers thus gave the birds a definite advantage over the flying reptiles, which were covered with lead weights.






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The Birds
At the end of the Creosote era, two new classes arose to challenge the ruling reptiles - birds and mammals.
The success of the birds was due in large part to their development of the feather. As you may recall from chapter 2, Galileo demonstrated that a feather falls more slowly than a lead weight. Being covered with feathers thus gave the birds a definite advantage over the flying reptiles, which were covered with lead weights.

If that's the case, flying reptiles should have evolved on the moon, where feathers and lead weights fall at the same speed.

I seen the video :D

Steve

You’ve seen the video Steve?

Not the unedited version then? Which has a continuity girl walking across behind the “lunar mountain range”.

It was all filmed in Burbank. Do you really think the insurance companies would allow a bunch of famous astronauts to fly to Florida, never mind the moon!

:D

http://www.spikedhumor.com/articles/36016/The_Daily_Show_Evolution_Schmevolution.html

Aflac!