We received an e-mail from Dan Phelps today, regarding what he calls “The latest inanity from Ken Ham.” We had to look carefully to realize that the word was “inanity.” Here is Mr. Phelps’s e-mail, lightly edited for HTML. The photographs may be found in Wikipedia. We could not track down their origins, so we assume they are subject to the same copyright as Wikipedia, specifically, CC BY-SA. — Matt Young
Herewith, Mr. Phelps’s e-mail:
The evidence for feathers in Tyrannosaurus rex is weak, but there is abundant evidence for feathers in its relatives and ancestors.
For some of the evidence for feathers in Tyrannosaurus relatives, see: T. rex like you haven’t seen him: with feathers, Basal tyrannosauroids from China and evidence for protofeathers in tyrannosauroids (abstract only), and A gigantic feathered dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of China (abstract only).
Finally, Mr. Phelps provided these photographs, taken from Wikipedia, in which you can see evidence of feathers: