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Old Photo of a Pterosaur

By the living-pterosaur expert Jonathan D. Whitcomb Introduction to the “Civil War photograph of a pterodactyl” A number of names or labels have been given to this old photo, probably the most practical being “Ptp,” for that helps to distinguish … Continue reading

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Real “Dinosaur” in a Civil War Photograph

By the modern-pterosaur expert Jonathan Whitcomb Introduction Years ago, a scientist in California began noticing details in a photograph, clues that the image of an apparent modern pterosaur was genuine. On January 14, 2017, I spoke with Clifford Paiva (a … Continue reading

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North American Dinosaurs Dated by Carbon-14

In recent years, dinosaur bones have been dated using radiometric carbon-14 methods, something almost never attempted before. Why is this testing relatively new? It was previously assumed by many scientists that all dinosaurs became extinct by at least tens of … Continue reading

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Was Jonathan Whitcomb Honest or Dishonest?

I’ve gotten some distinguished attention over the past few years, much of it negative reactions to my writings about the ropen or living pterosaurs in general, much of it including some degree of negative mentioning of my religious beliefs. In recent … Continue reading

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