Yet Another Missing Link Found

Posted: May 20, 2009 in Evolution, News, Science
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r374017_1737424The evidence for the good ol’ Theory of Evolution just keeps on piling up (though by this stage, it would take some sort of mountaineering team equipped with three weeks of supplies and a team of sherpers to get to the type of the mountain of evidence we already have).  A 47 million year old fossil has been uncovered which is apparently a common ancestory of, well, the common ancestor we shared with various other primates.

47-million-year-old ‘missing link’ revealed

Scientists in New York unveiled the skeleton of what they said could be the common ancestor to humans, apes and other primates.

The tiny creature, officially known as Darwinius masillae, but dubbed Ida, lived 47 million years ago and is unusually well preserved, missing only five per cent of its skeleton.

The finding was displayed at a press conference at New York’s Natural History Museum overnight.

Organisers said that scientists led by Norway’s fossil expert Professor Jorn Hurum worked for two years on Ida, first discovered in 1983 by private collectors who failed to understand her importance.

The monkey-like creature was preserved through the ages in Germany’s Messel Pit, a crater rich in Eocene Epoch fossils.

Although bearing a long tail, she had several human characteristics, including an opposable thumb, short arms and legs, and forward facing eyes.

“This is the first link to all humans – truly a fossil that links world heritage,” Professor Hurum said in a statement.

David Attenborough, the renowned British naturalist and broadcaster, said the “little creature is going to show us our connection with all the rest of the mammals.”

“The link they would have said until now is missing … it is no longer missing,” he said.

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Comments
  1. mcoville says:

    looks like the skeleton of type of lemur. Whats the big deal?

    Evolutionists have had this fossil for 26 years and now they are unveiling it to the public? Sounds like more evolutionists trying to come up with “evidence” for their fairy tail.

    Give me 26 years in secret and I can come up with convincing evidence for anything.

  2. Matt says:

    The big deal is that it clearly has features which are very common in human kind; opposable thumbs and nails as two quick examples.

    You might want to check yourself, your paranoia is showing.

  3. mcoville says:

    Just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean there is not a conspiracy.

    Seriously though, you find nothing wrong with the fact this fossil was hanging on someones wall for nearly 24 years and then someone has had it in a lab for 2 years doing whatever with it?

    Of course if they are evolutionists they must be doing this for the love of science, right? The money form the movie, television show and book deals does nothing to sway there interpretation of the evidence. I’m not paranoid, I am rational.

  4. Matt says:

    Science takes time, obviously. Duh. You don’t just find some things and instantly proclaim them to be something – you thoroughly test them, retest, get it peer reviewed, etc.

  5. Matt says:

    It looks a lot like a raptor… You evolutionists better stick with chimps 😉 next thing you’l say we came from rocks.

  6. mcoville says:

    They already do, remember chemical evolution says non living minerals (rocks) combined with other stuff and got hit with an energy source and one thing led to another and here we are. That certainly makes more sense than intelligent design 😉

  7. Matt says:

    Yes, it does make more sense, especially in light of all the actual scientific evidence available.. Thank you for finally coming to your senses.

  8. mcoville says:

    Finally it is all clear, Matt is descended from a rock. That explains a lot.

    All the scientific evidence i have seen says that I was descended from people. But I guess you do not think much of your own family tree.

  9. Matt says:

    Obviously you’re thinking far too much in the small scale and are unable to grasp the concept of millions of years.
    You also seem to buy into the concept of magic sky fairies which is rather odd.

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