I discovered evolution when I discovered Archaeopteryx
Sorry to dash your ego like this, Jack, but there were some guys named Darwin and Wallace that first discovered a theory of evolution. I'm afraid you're 170 years too late to make such a claim. Same for that bird thing.
I hope again that it has not already been beaten to a premature death.
Yes, the history of evolution, of avians, of dating techniques, of a hundred different tangents to all the above, in deep detail, have been done many times here. But, rehashing the old discussions is fine. And fun.
Some of the old folks have been here doing this on the internet for more than 100 years +-. Or so it seems.
Take a look at some of the archives. There is a lot there.
Also look at the recent threads. New perspectives are welcome, and insulted, and ripped to shreds. Great fun.
Set a spell. Take your shoes off. Welcome, again, Jack.
Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.