Links: BBC, National Geographic, Science
ED. COM. We hope you noticed the technique. When you don’t find any evidence you claim it as evidence! When the actual evidence shows that real skin impressions showed scales, and no feathers nor “proto-feathers”, we suggest you run with the actual evidence that is there, and not the ‘fluffy’ belief of Stephen Brusatte or other anti-creation researchers that his imaginary “fluffy Big Birds from hell” may have had filaments on their back based on evidence that does not exist. The claim that Yutyrannus huali turned into T. rex or Albertosaurus, etc. and thus lost their feathers is also based on wishful thinking. Yutyrannus huali is known from three specimens found in one bed in Yixian Formation in Liaoning in China. Yes, there are filamentous streaks associated with the fossil, but nothing that could be called an “extensive feather covering”. The best comment on claimed “proto-feathers” on dinosaurs was made by fossil bird expert Alan Feduccia who described them as “simply frayed out fibres of broken down skin collagen”. See our report “Dinosaur Feather or Fibres?” here. Creation Research.