Have you ever heard of “the duck test?” It’s pretty complicated, so pay attention! It goes like this: if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and swims like a duck, well, it’s probably a duck!
Let’s apply this test to a new study on a fossil known as Archaeopteryx. Now, this creature was first classified as a missing link. Then it was reclassified as a bird. Now it’s been re-reclassified again—as a flying dinosaur.
Well, the new study showed this creature could fly like a modern pheasant. It also had hollow bones, like modern birds, and feathers like a bird.
So if it flew like a bird, had hollow bones like a bird, and feathers like a bird, then maybe … it was a bird!
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.