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My father worked long, hard days to provide for our family.  He worked on construction, and then as a stone-quarry dynamite driller.  But all the while he also worked our 25 acre farm in southern Ontario.

 

Dad grew a wonderful variety of fruits and vegetables as well as raising the animals that provided milk, eggs and meat.  Mom and us kids worked pretty hard too, and had to help out with the slaughter of pigs and chickens.  I think Mom would have been really happy to believe all meat originated in grocery stores, but she bravely faced the harsh reality of life on a farm.

Maybe because I’ve had to do the grim work from start to finish so often, I’ve been awed by the amazing design of animals, fish and birds.

Every piece fits together with precision.  Every little part is vital to the function of this creature.

Evolutionists claim, indeed they demand that everyone should believe, and that all children from the cradle to the grave should be indoctrinated to believe that all life came about by the process of evolution.

NO GOD!!  No all-wise, benevolent being!  No intelligence allowed!  Chance, survival of the fittest, mutations, natural selection, – that’s it.  No divine foot in the door.

 

Canadians bought 8.5 million turkeys this year, so I did too.  Mine came without a head or it’s feet, but as I took it apart I was filled with wonder, once again, at the incredible design and complexity of this creature, even in it’s death.  

So I hope this wonderful bird may offer an object lesson to those who have not yet given over their God-given minds, (so vastly more complex than any computer on earth), and  maybe this turkey will, in it’s death, open the door to eternal life to someone who gets it……..

IT, THE TURKEY, DID NOT EVOLVE,…….AND NEITHER DID YOU!!! 

 

I washed all the bones and we counted 137.  The internet gives anywhere from 156 to 206 bones in a turkey. So I don’t know a definitive number.  If we allow for skull, feet and a few missing vertebra, this turkey comes closer to 170 bones.

If you were to put those bones into a bag,……choose any size bag, and shake it, how long do you think you would need to shake that bag before all those bones matched up to restore the frame?

 

Why, that’s ridiculous you say.  Obviously that can never happen, and of course it can’t.  But this is merely the bones.  They’re already perfectly matched to make a viable turkey.

Of course, if you manage it,…. somehow you shake just right and the bones again form a viable frame, well then Someone would need to figure out how to add the flesh, the blood, the sinews, the eyesight and hearing, and vital organs and mobility.  

But hey, what’s the problem?   Evolutionists unrelenting dogma declares that it did come about by sheer, mindless material organizing itself into ever greater complexity, over millions of years.

 

So go ahead, shake the bag.  All you need is time,……………………….. and the impossible…………………. becomes possible.

 

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The wild turkey has a great history in North America.  Tim Lenz
“Wild turkeys are instantly recognizable game birds, and while they are often seen as gullible and comical, they have a noble history in their native North America.

Wild Turkey Evolution

The wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is endemic to North America and evolved more than 11 million years ago. Turkeys are a type of game bird and while they have no very close relatives, they are cousins of pheasants.

Today, five distinct subspecies of wild turkey have evolved, all of which have slightly different plumages and ranges.”   – (From Wikipedia)

 “Best Answer:  All birds evolved from a group of dinosaurs known as theropods. Theropods include dinosaurs such as T-rex and raptors. However they did not evolve directly from T-rex or raptors, rather they were more like cousins to these dinosaurs. In biology we say that birds, T-rex and raptors all shared a common ancestor. ” – (from the Internet)

“Did dinosaurs evolve into the modern turkey?

I watched a documentary called Morphed: From Dinosaur to Turkey, claiming exactly what the title says. Does anyone know if there is really truth to this? I had heard that there were links between dinosaurs and all birds, and I even read a Wired article talking about a scientist who is working on a “reverse-evolution” to turn a chicken into a dinosaur.”  –  (from the Internet)
 

 

nj”Scientists once thought the furcula was unique to birds. Paleontologists now tell us that the bone dates back more than 150 million years to two-legged, meat-eating dinosaurs including the Tyrannosaurus and Velociraptor. These reptilian movie stars didn’t fly. Their furculas likely served as structural supports as the dinos held their prey.  The furcula is a key component of the commonly accepted theory that birds are the descendants of dinosaurs.” – (from Live Science)

The article below is typical of evolutionists ‘just-so’ stories.  Read them with your mind engaged and you will see the writers and artists are free to wander all over the place with ‘might haves’, ‘must haves’, ‘could haves’, ‘should haves’, ‘may’ etc. etc. etc.   Then ‘given that’, all the conjecture above, we can say assuredly………and then along comes their grand summary of what is in actuality nothing but wild, speculation, imagination and hucksterism posing as science.

Take note of how much scientists are baffled by the complexity in the present, touchable, testable, observable real world available for their study.  Yet so many blithely accept as fact the stream of pronouncements made by their colleagues about claimed minute transformations in remote, unseen events, placed in impossibly long ages somewhere in the deep past.  Evolution is a faith, a religion.  But unlike faith in God our creator, the claimed data of evolution does not substantiate the faith.

The real world shouts the existence of an astounding Designer, Architect, Builder, Artist and Sustainer.

Real science is observation and experimentation, testable, repeatable, verifiable, falsifiable.  The hard data available to us does not bear out the absurd claims that highly complex life can come about from non-life and ascend into ever-greater complexity, intricate design and beauty.

This is worse than sheer nonsense, it is furious rejection of truth that shouts the truth of God the creator, throughout the universe.

Note that the turkey is said to be many millions of years old.  Though there are said to be fossils I could not find a good image on the internet, however the transitions from one kind of animal to another are imagined.  Turkeys in the fossil record are called ‘turkeys’ because they look like modern day turkeys.  Huh!

Turtles, said to be millions of years old, are called turtles, because they look like modern day turtles.  Ditto for fossil frogs,…..called frogs because we recognize them.  They look like the frogs in our ponds.  And so it is with fossil bees, beech, oak, fish, grass, birds.  You name it, you can find fossil plants and animals to match pretty much every kind of life alive today, other than creatures that have gone extinct.

 Just don’t expect the evolutionists to give away the secret that these kinds are virtually the same, despite the claimed multiple-millions of years of evolutionary change.  You see they give them different taxonomic names, so you are not so likely to notice that the fossil maple said to be zillions of years old is exactly like the one in your back yard.  Ditto for an astonishing array of life forms found perfectly preserved in earth’s strata.  Looks pretty much like the living world around you, after millions of years of evolution,……virtually no change.  You can hold the fossil in one hand and the living form in your other hand. Other than unfortunate and harmful mutants, there are no animals transitioning into other KINDS of animals, on the whole face of the earth.

 With all those billions of flora and fauna, and all of that supposed time, the earth should be teeming with  things on their way to becoming other things.  But they are not there, because evolution is one big lie after another.

The assortment of pictures is in no particular order, and I added the bold emphasis in the article below.    Gerda

Was Tyrannosaurus a Big Turkey?

By Brian Switek

SMITHSONIAN.COM
NOVEMBER 23, 2011

—how could such an imposing predator go in for such a silly look? Tyrannosaurus was no turkey, right?

To date, no one has found the fossilized remnants of feathers with a Tyrannosaurus skeleton. A few patches of scaly skin are known from some big tyrannosaur specimens, and those scraps represent about all we know for sure about the body covering of the largest tyrants. So why is Tyrannosaurus so often depicted with a coat of dino-fuzz these days? That has everything to do with the evolutionary relationships of the great tyrannosaur lineage.

Until the early 1990s, paleontologists often placed tyrannosaurus with AllosaurusSpinosaurusTorvosaurus and others inside a group called the Carnosauria. These were the biggest of the carnivorous dinosaurs. But the group didn’t make evolutionary sense. As new discoveries were made and old finds were analyzed, paleontologists found that the dinosaurs within the Carnosauria actually belonged to several different and distinct lineages that had branched off from one another relatively early in dinosaur history. The tyrannosaurs were placed within the Coelurosauria, a large and varied group of theropod dinosaurs which includes dromaeosaurs, therizinosaurs, ornithomimosaurs, oviraptorosaurs and others. Almost every single coelurosaur lineage has been found to have feather-covered representatives, including the tyrannosaurs.

In 2004, paleontologist Xing Xu and colleagues described Dilong paradoxus, a small, roughly 130-million-year-old theropod which may be one of the earliest tyrannosauroid dinosaurs known. (The Tyrannosauroidea contains all the big, famous tyrannosaurids, such as Tyrannosaurus and Albertosaurus, as well as their closest relatives.) Small patches of filamentous protofeathers were found along the dinosaur’s neck and tail, indicating that—at least during their early evolutionary history—tyrannosaurs may have been covered in feathers, too. But the relevance of Dilong to the question of feathered tyrannosaurs partially rests on what Dilong turns out to be. The initial description cast the dinosaur as a tyrannosauroid, but subsequent analyses have differed as to whether Dilong is an early tyrannosauroid (as in Carr and Williamson, 2010) or belongs to some other coelurosaur group (as in Turner et al., 2011).

For the sake of argument, though, let’s say that Dilong was not a tyrannosauroid and actually belonged to a different coelurosaurian lineage. Would this mean that tyrannosaurs didn’t have feathers? Certainly not. Feathers were a widespread trait within the coelurosaurs, and simple, fuzzy protofeathers may go back to the last common ancestor of the group. Otherwise feathers would have to have evolved near the base of every lineage, and there is no indication that feathers evolved so many times. The spread of feathers among almost all coelurosaur groups hints at a shared origin.

Since so many other coelurosaurs had feathers, it is fair to infer that tyrannosaurs also did. This hypothesis is no more unreasonable than saying that close relatives of the earliest mammals such as Morganucodon were covered in fur on the basis of their evolutionary relationships. And, to pick another dinosaurian example, no one has yet described an ornithomimid dinosaur with evidence of feathers, yet we are comfortable attributing feathers to them because they are coelurosaurs. (Maybe their vaguely ostrich-like appearance helps a bit in this regard.) If feathers can reasonably be inferred for ornithomimosaurs on the basis of their family tree, then we can do so for tyrannosaurs.

So, within this evolutionary bracket, what kind of feathers might have clothed Tyrannosaurus and kin? The simple dino-fuzz of Dilong is a fair bet. Perhaps such a body covering would have served for insulation, but then again, the patchy distribution of filaments on Dilong and other coelurosaurs has raised the suggestion that some dinosaurs were only partly coated in feathers. Whatever their distribution on tyrannosaur bodies, though, the feathers probably didn’t look like those which allowed other coelurosaurs to eventually take to the air. After all, feathers were probably used for display and the regulation of body temperature first, and since no tyrannosauroid even came close to flying we should expect for them to have relatively simple feathers related to these functions.

Frustratingly, though, we may never know for sure what sort of feathers Tyrannosaurus might have had, or during what part of life. Circumstances of fine preservation are required to detect feathers, and even then, sometimes only patches are preserved. The types of environments Tyrannosaurus lived in were not exactly amenable to the kind of rapid, fine-detail preservation required to detect feathers. Even in cases where skin patches are preserved, it is difficult to know whether there might have been protofeathers on other parts of the body, or whether some of those feathers fell off or otherwise eluded preservation. Delicate structures require delicate preservation to detect.

What we can say is that the idea of a feather-covered Tyrannosaurus is a reasonable hypothesis. We still know so little about the body covering of this dinosaur that artists can reasonably restore the dinosaur with scaly skin, a coat of feathers, or a patchwork of both (I would especially like to see more renditions of that third possibility). Perhaps future fossil discoveries will provide us with a clearer picture of what Tyrannosaurus looked like, but the current unknowns are fascinating. Asking what Tyrannosaurus looked like is not just a matter of speculation—obtaining an answer requires that we consider the patterns and processes of evolution, as well as the methods we use to restore creatures that have been dead for millions upon millions of years. Feather-covered or not, though, I wouldn’t want to call Tyrannosaurus a turkey to its face. If I did, I don’t think I could run away fast enough to avoid becoming the dinosaur’s Thanksgiving dinner.

From everyone here at Dinosaur Tracking, we hope that you enjoy your holiday dinosaur and have a warm Thanksgiving.

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/was-tyrannosaurus-a-big-turkey-

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