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In late January, 2000 USA Today ran a story titled, "Dinosaur-bird link smashed in fossil flap." The article said that a so-called "missing link" fossil featured in the November, 1999 National Geographic magazine was actually a fake.

Archaeoraptor, the unofficial name of the fossil is actually two animals pieced together. The composite creature, on display at the National Geographic Society in Washington until late January, consists of the birdlike upper torso and the tail and feet of a small raptor. The magazine displayed it as a "true missing link in the complex chain that connects dinosaurs and birds." This sort of "mistake" results from secular science's determination to make Evolution work, even when it doesn't.

After the "fossil" was provent to be a fake, National Geographic quietly recanted.

National Geographic recantation