A Bird—or a Flying Dinosaur?

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This is Ken Ham, CEO of Answers in Genesis, Ark Encounter, and Creation Museum.


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!

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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.

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