A scientist can get his colleagues pretty mad if he discovers something that’s not supposed to be there.
Sankar Chatterjee accomplished this by digging up a fossil bird that he says lived alongside the first dinosaurs. Uh-oh.
So much in “science” is said with such authority! As if they really, truly knew. Maybe Protoavis was a bird, and maybe it wasn’t. But “maybe” doesn’t pull in many grants, and certainly won’t land you any PBS specials.
What if there wasn’t really any Triassic Period, after all?
I’d better watch out, saying things like that…