In news that proves everything I learned as a child was a lie, a dinosaur tail with feathers was found perfectly preserved in amber. Remember the 9 planet solar system lie they taught in school claiming Pluto was a planet? Well it seems the propaganda did not stop there!!!
I was one of the skeptics when earlier findings challenged the universally accepted image of dinosaurs (albeit with less certainty). I watched The Land Before Time and Jurassic Park. I had tons of dinosaur action figures. I read science books. I knew what dinosaurs looked like and one thing I knew for sure was that they did not have feathers. However, the evidence is now very clear and I must admit I was wrong about dinosaurs. Again.
Believe it or not, this is the second time my view of dinosaurs has been shattered. When I was a very young child, I was initially taught that dinosaurs never existed and scientists spliced elephant and chicken bones together to trick everyone (long story that I may expand upon in a separate post). Needless to say when I was finally shown the light, I became slightly obsessed with learning as much about them as possible. The thought that they used to roam around on the same planet I am on now was one of the coolest things to me (for several years I wanted to be a paleontologist)!
After spending so much time learning what I thought was the truth about them, I did not want to accept that the whole time I thought I was seeing clearly, I was really still in the dark. While this revelation was far less paradigm shifting, it goes on the very long list of lies and misinformation that filled my head as a child.