By Barry Newton (June 30, 2010)

I never thought I would live to see winged victory in a prestigious scientific journal. But there it was in full glossy color staring out at me from the pages of Scientific American.

The artist’s rendition of modern waterfowl milling about in the foreground as duck-billed dinosaurs grazed in the background was shockingly stark, not as some joke against creationists, but as a serious affirmation of the discovery that modern birds cohabitated alongside of dinosaurs. Imagine that!