Feathered Dinosaurs/Bird Origins

GUESTS: Philip Currie Curator, Dinosaurs Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology Drumheller, Alberta-Canada Larry Martin Professor, Systematics and Ecology University of Kansas Curator, Vertebrate Paleontology University of Kansas Museum of Natural History Lawrence, Kansas Pat Shipman Author,Taking Wing: Archaeopteryx and the Evolution of Bird Flight (Simon & Schuster) Co-author, Wisdom of the Bones (Knopf) Adjunct Associate Professor, Anthropology Pennsylvania State University State College, Pennsylvania This week, an international team of scientists unveiled what they say are two feathered dinosaurs. If their evidence holds up, this would prove that birds evolved directly from dinosaurs. However, other scientists aren't convinced that birds are living dinosaurs. In this hour, we'll take a look at these new fossils, and what they tell us about the origin of birds.

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