Recent reports about 2 new studies suggesting that large Pterosaurs is now known to have the ability to get off the ground by pole-vaulting and that the tail of Tyrannosaurus Rex having more "junk in its trunk" is apparently not going by unnoticed by the Creationists who, especially those behind the Institution for Creation Research, take advantage of new fossil studies to trump their ever-denying idiocy that this is proof of Creation and Design and no evidence of Evolution. In other words from The Sensuous Curmudgeon: "Scientists discover X, therefore Oogity Boogity!" It's typical for them to do that. It just comes to show how creationists will stoop so low in denying evolution just by cherry-picking the articles telling about the latest studies on how dinosaurs and pterosaurs lived and evolved through fossil evidence. The latest article published at the ICR's idiot site is no exception.
Entitled Studies Show Extinct Reptiles Moved with Grace and Ease, this article only gives out reports about the 2 latest studies, and then concludes that this is [sic] Proof of Creation and Design out of outright denial of the existence of transitional forms that paved the way for the likes of T.rex to evolve. The first is the mentioning of the latest study that suggests Pterosaurs process the ability to fly by using their long forearms to pole vault themselves off the ground. However, the article is making as if pterosaurs were long thought to be clumsy gliders and inexperienced fliers as claimed in some old-outdated dinosaur books of the early 1900s'. Any paleontologist, past and present, knows that pterosaurs can fly. But just how pterosaurs can fly, let alone get off the ground, have been a subject of much debating among paleontologists over the years. The latest study made by Paleontologists Michael Habib of Chatham University and Mark Witton of the University of Portsmouth is the latest in achieving a much better understanding on how giant pterosaurs can get off the ground and fly without a problem.
The second is the mentioning of the latest studies made by Paleontologist and graduate student Scott Persons who found that T.rex had a large muscular robust area at the beginning of the tail at the upper leg bone area that allows the tyrant dinosaur to run real fast to catch its prey. Thus, leading Persons to say, "Contrary to earlier theories, T. rex had more than just junk in its trunk."
So what does ICR thought about all this? Simple. ICR, in all its ignorant glory, stupidly and mindlessly concludes that there's no evidence for such evolution as mentioned in the article about the locomotion of T.rex, never mind the transitional forms showing us that the great Tyrannosaurus Rex did evolved from so-called "pre-theropod fossil skeletal features that show any hint of transitioning toward the observed fully developed theropod-like features" like Eotyrannus, Aviatyrannis, Proceratosaurus, Guanlong, and Stokesosaurus.
So, at the conclusion of the article, ICR boldly, stupidly, and ignorantly declares that both these latest studies on pterosaurs and T.rex locomotion is proof of creation and design. Every fossil found shows that they were all "fully formed" and that they were "created with the fully formed ability to move with agility", never mind what is mentioned above about the T.rex ancestry and never mind the fact that giant pterosaurs like Pteranodon and Quetzalcolatlus did evolved from the likes of Darwinopterus a transitional pterosaur from Middle to Late Jurassic China.
If ICR, let alone all other creationists like them, have any brains and sense in their heads, then they will learn that in reality, just because an animal appears to be "fully formed," "fully designed," and "created on purpose with the exact characteristics needed for their own particular environments" doesn't mean they can't change. Even the most "fully-formed" of all Creation, in one way or another, is a transitional form that changes to different forms over time to survive and adapt themselves into the ever-changing environments God puts them in. Otherwise they'll go extinct if they cannot change to keep up with the ever-changing environments of our world.