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Did Dinosaurs Evolve Into Birds?

by Avery Foley on January 13, 2015

“So God created...every winged bird according to its kind...So the evening and the morning were the fifth day.” (Genesis 1:21, 23)

“And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind...So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” (Genesis 1:25, 31)

False Idea

The idea that dinosaurs evolved into birds is false.

Many evolutionists believe that dinosaurs didn’t really go extinct but that they are feeding outside on your bird feeders! This idea that dinosaurs evolved into birds is a very popular one. But what does the Bible say about this? Our Bible verses tell us that birds were created on Day Five of the Creation Week and land animals were made on Day Six. Since dinosaurs are land animals (sometimes people call marine reptiles or flying reptiles dinosaurs, but they aren’t actually dinosaurs), all of the dinosaurs were made after birds! Dinosaurs and birds are not related!

Science, when properly understood, always confirms the Bible, and this is exactly what we see with birds and dinosaurs. Birds and dinosaurs are very different.

  1. Birds are warm-blooded (like mammals) but, like other reptiles, dinosaurs were probably cold-blooded.
  2. Birds are supposed to have evolved from theropod dinosaurs (T. rex was one of the theropods), but theropods had a completely different hip than birds.
  3. The lungs of birds are radically different from those of mammals and reptiles and presumably dinosaurs.
  4. Dinosaurs have scale-like structures on their skin called scutes, but birds have feathers which are very complex and grow out of the skin. Some people claim to have found dinosaurs with feathers, but the evidence for this is very weak. Even if we were to find feathers on dinosaurs it would only show that God used a similar design for more than one animal. We know for sure that we will never find a scale or scute turning into a feather!

Dinosaurs, reptiles that are very different from birds, did not change into birds. God specially created birds on Day Five and dinosaurs on Day Six!

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