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Many illustrations of dinosaurs today show them covered in feathers. But did dinosaurs really have feathers?
Well, the evidence for this is not substantiated. Many scientists believe what people are calling “feathers” are really just collagen fibers found in skin.
Also, there are big problems with the feathered dino idea. For example, how did dinosaurs care for their feathers? Birds spend hours preening to keep their feathers oiled and clean. How did dinosaurs clean or oil their feathers? Dirty feathers would be useless!
Dinosaurs didn’t have feathers. But even if they did, it wouldn’t mean they are related to birds. Feathered dinosaurs (which don’t exist anyway) would just show the incredible variety of God’s creation.
Ken Ham is the CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis-US, the highly acclaimed Creation Museum, and the world-renowned Ark Encounter. Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America.