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Re: ABSRD BAND on Sinornithosaurus feathers

Les Eastman wrote:
And Polar Bears. Aren't their hairs hollow to channel sunlight to the
black skin.

Polar bear hairs are hollow, but they do not channel sunlight to the bear's skin, and are most emphatically NOT optical fibers, despite published reports to the contrary. I know this is not dinosaur-related, but I want to squash this bit of misinformation.

Jeff Hecht, fiber-optic truth squad.