Bill Weston, B.A. (English), Author, Lecturer, and Independent Researcher, gave a presentation on the surprising findings of a group of immanent scientists who examined the original Archaeopteryx fossil in the British Museum, up close and personal.
In 1983, six scientists, (Fred Hoyle, R.S. Watkins, N.C. Wickramasinghe, J. Watkins, R. Rabilizirov, and L.M. Spetner), went to the London Museum and carefully studied and photographed the primary feathered specimen of Archeopteryx that had been purchased by the British Museum in 1861. When the direction of their investigation became apparent, the Museum stopped cooperating, denied permission to conduct definitive tests, and withdrew the specimen from further scientific scrutiny.
Interestingly, Colin Patterson, senior principle scientific officer in the department of paleontology of the British Museum, went on record as questioning the authenticity of this fossil.
About our Speaker: In the late 90's Bill Weston began studying fossils at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. Scientists at the site allowed Bill to examine fossils first hand, 'up close and personal'. Bill's research led him to publish in both Christian and secular publications, challenging evolutionary storytelling about the origin of tar pit fossils .
Since then, Bill has focused his research and analytic skills on several questions of interest to Bible-believing Christians in the areas of paleontology and history.