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Jurassic birds took off from the ground - SVP abstracts 2016

Everyone knows:
Ground up hypothesis – 

implies and includes flapping, always has. Birds flap, always have, at least since the elongation and locking down of the coracoid… 684 more words

Reptile Family Tree

Ten Questions About Evolution

I’m going to answer Ten questions to ask your biology teacher about evolution posted on the creationist web site http://www.iconsofevolution.com/:

ORIGIN OF LIFE. Why do textbooks claim that the 1953 Miller-Urey experiment shows how life’s building blocks may have formed on the early Earth — when conditions on the early Earth were probably nothing like those used in the experiment, and the origin of life remains a mystery?

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By Jonathan Taylor Davies

You are wrong
and attractive,
borne high on
frankenstein wings,
decaying black feathers
bound roughly together
in spirals of frayed string; 231 more words


October 12, 2016 – Archaeopteryx (Archaeopteryx lithographica)

1,000th Bird

Requested by: @lady-lutra and @purdyssciencecorner

About the size of ravens, these prehistoric animals lived 145 million years ago during the Tithonian stage of the late Jurassic period. 195 more words


Archaeopteryx configuration

Archaeopteryx is a software tool for the visualization, analysis, and editing of potentially large and highly annotated phylogenetic trees. It is available at SBo and is particularly useful if you want to create visually appealing phylogenetic trees, to be used for publication figures or presentation slides. 256 more words


My Little Archaeopteryx

The first time I learned about archaeopteryx, it was when I was a child.  I loved dinosaurs. In odd continuity to my adulthood, I had a childhood passion for nonfiction.   755 more words


The First Birds

Feathered flight
160 million years ago

Birds evolved from feathered dinosaurs – modern birds are essentially Velociraptors with beaks instead of snouts and wings instead of arms. 32 more words