Oops, seems "Lucy" wasn't alone

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    Famed Hominid Lucy no Longer Alone

    "The KSD skeleton is long-sought fossil evidence," said Haile-Selassie. [KSD is shorthand for 'Korsi Dora,' the name of the locality where the skeleton was found.] "It complements the Laetoli footprints and incontrovertibly shows A. afarensis was an obligate bipedal since its first appearance in the fossil record."

    Before now, anthropologists concluded evolutionary ancestors had shoulders more like those of chimpanzees. But "Kadanuumuu" surprised researchers by revealing a shoulder very different from chimpanzees, which are thought to be the closest living relatives of Homo sapiens.

    "This tells us that chimpanzees have evolved a great deal since we shared a last common ancestor with them," said Haile-Selassie.

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    Every year there are more discoveries. I like to point that out to right wingers. Seems that 94% of scientists are working after all.
     
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    Oh.. you mean she wasn't Eve?
     
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    I assume the light colored material on the skeleton is man made. It's interesting what conclusions scientists can come to with a pound of bones and no DNA. Next think you know is thay are going to tell us what language the pound of bones spoke.
     
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    She's was half human, half cylon.
     
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    Really? Then why does she have two eyes? :confused:
     
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    What is it you think this proves?
     
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    Watch the 2004 Battlestar Galactica series. It's all explained.
     
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    What are you getting at? Other than proving that 94% of scientist are getting paid by people from an opposing political view?

    The only thing this shows is that the supposed relation of us to apes is further in the past than 100% of them thought.

    pfft

    The missing link theory has even less of a hold on reality.
     
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    There are those who deny science whenever they want to protect their failed ideas.
     

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