Another recent story, they found a sample of dinosaur feathers preserved in amber in Canada. Dinosaur feathers? Yes it seems that some dinosaurs were actually covered in feathers, not the same as the feathers used by birds, but an earlier evolution of feathers, probably intended for warmth than flight.
The end result was that far from the terrible lizards we know some dinosaurs would have been big fluffy beasts…something like Barney the dinosaur! So the Jurassic era was more terrifying than we thought. Rather than T-Rex running around chasing down Triceratops, it was a case of Barney types going around singing I love you, you love me.. I wonder if Barney Zombies existed back then also?
Seriously tho, this is interesting due to its implications for evolution. It clearly shows how things dont (as the creationists put it) pop out of nowhere. The feather evolved from a structure with a very different use by a creature related to modern birds but in many respects very different…tho then again if youve ever looked a chicken in the eye you suspect hes thinking a few millions years ago and youd have been dead meat buddy!….well either that or just remember that I love you!