Fossil kicked out of bird family tree?

Fossil kicked out of bird family tree?

There are 57 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 28, 2011, titled Fossil kicked out of bird family tree?. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

One of the world's most-famous fossil creatures, widely considered the earliest known bird, is getting a rude present on the 150th birthday of its discovery: A new analysis suggests it isn't a bird at all.

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the experts are mistaken

Reynoldsburg, OH

#1 Jul 28, 2011
Imagine that. The experts are mistaken. Again. Worse than TV weathermen.
Helen Lovejoy

Powell, OH

#2 Jul 28, 2011
the experts are mistaken wrote:
Imagine that. The experts are mistaken. Again. Worse than TV weathermen.
You’re right! Scientists are always changing their minds when they get new information. What idiots! I mean seriously, who in their right mind thinks its ok to revise conclusions based only on new findings!
N8tive American

Columbus, OH

#3 Jul 28, 2011
Kind of like Mr. Obama.....we thought he was one thing, now we find out he is entirely something different! Again the so called experts were wrong again.
who cares

Reynoldsburg, OH

#4 Jul 28, 2011
150 million years ago? Yawn, whatever! My guess is people like Lawrence Witmer couldn't get a job in the real world.
who cares

Reynoldsburg, OH

#6 Jul 28, 2011
Helen Lovejoy wrote:
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You’re right! Scientists are always changing their minds when they get new information. What idiots! I mean seriously, who in their right mind thinks its ok to revise conclusions based only on new findings!
There's nothing wrong with scientists revising conclusions for things that matter. Despite what a bunch of university eggheads tell you dinosaurs don't matter. They existed for 6% of the age of the Earth and ultimately failed! They are an evolutionary curiosity and nothing more.
Anon

Columbus, OH

#7 Jul 28, 2011
who cares wrote:
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There's nothing wrong with scientists revising conclusions for things that matter. Despite what a bunch of university eggheads tell you dinosaurs don't matter. They existed for 6% of the age of the Earth and ultimately failed! They are an evolutionary curiosity and nothing more.
And humans have been around for .09% of the time since the Earth formed. Dinosaurs kick our behind then in the grand scheme of time on Earth. And yet they died off. Do you see why understanding what happened early on might just matter to our current civilization?
Der Vieh

Blackwood, NJ

#8 Jul 28, 2011
N8tive American wrote:
Kind of like Mr. Obama.....we thought he was one thing, now we find out he is entirely something different! Again the so called experts were wrong again.
Wrong, anyone with more than half a brain knew what he was all along.

“1337-9001”

Since: Jul 11

Just south of the South Pole

#9 Jul 28, 2011
My brain is overloading to way to much troll.
who cares

Reynoldsburg, OH

#10 Jul 28, 2011
Anon wrote:
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And humans have been around for .09% of the time since the Earth formed. Dinosaurs kick our behind then in the grand scheme of time on Earth. And yet they died off. Do you see why understanding what happened early on might just matter to our current civilization?
This isn't understanding, this is picking nits.

Lesson to be learned from the extinction of the dinosaurs? Ability to adapt to changing conditions matters. Whether Archaeopteryx was a bird or a dinosaur doesn't. Either way it is just as extinct.
i wish

Coal Center, PA

#11 Jul 28, 2011
Oh what good news! I have always thought this to be true, now I can rest better tonight.
Tweety Bird

Blackwood, NJ

#12 Jul 28, 2011
i wish wrote:
Oh what good news! I have always thought this to be true, now I can rest better tonight.
Me too, I always knew that big bad archaeopteryx was just a no good lizard!
Neon Drane

Reynoldsburg, OH

#13 Jul 28, 2011
Nitrox wrote:
My brain is overloading to way to much troll.
Hey, home school! You think all these people are trolls?

Seems to me they're just speaking their minds. You should be polite, be quiet or better yet, get involved in the discussion.

Regards,
team

“Super Hostile Canopy Carnage! ”

Since: May 11

Munich, Germany

#14 Jul 28, 2011
the experts are mistaken wrote:
Imagine that. The experts are mistaken. Again. Worse than TV weathermen.
And your worst than an expert!

“Super Hostile Canopy Carnage! ”

Since: May 11

Munich, Germany

#15 Jul 28, 2011
Neon Drane wrote:
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Hey, home school! You think all these people are trolls?
Seems to me they're just speaking their minds. You should be polite, be quiet or better yet, get involved in the discussion.
Regards,
team
Even though I absolutely hate you team, i kinda agree.
Neon Drane

Reynoldsburg, OH

#16 Jul 28, 2011
Enraged Giga wrote:
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And your* worst* than an expert!
Ach, Adolf! You need to work on your English!

It is bad, worse*, worst. Correct your contraction error* too.
Enraged Giga

Reynoldsburg, OH

#17 Jul 28, 2011
Enraged Giga wrote:
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Even though I absolutely hate you team, i kinda agree.
RAHR! RAHR!
The other Adolf

Columbus, OH

#19 Jul 28, 2011
Neon Drane wrote:
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Ach, Adolf! You need to work on your English!
It is bad, worse*, worst. Correct your contraction error* too.
How well do you write German, Schweinhund?
Delmer

Columbus, OH

#20 Jul 28, 2011
LOL
zEnzyte Bob ex-Paid Cust

Denver, CO

#21 Jul 28, 2011
It takes them 150 years to analyze a fossil correctly and I'm supposed to believe these kooks about global warming?

“1337-9001”

Since: Jul 11

Just south of the South Pole

#22 Jul 28, 2011
WHAT IS HAPPENING!?!?!?!?!?

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