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Missing link revealed. - 05-20-2009, 02:07 PM

I'll be interested in the evolution deniers response when more is revealed about it.

Fossil Ida: extraordinary find is 'missing link' human evolution | Science | guardian.co.uk

Anyway.. It seems the scientific community is really excited about this.

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Scientists have discovered an exquisitely preserved ancient primate fossil that they believe forms a crucial "missing link" between our own evolutionary branch of life and the rest of the animal kingdom.

The 47m-year-old primate – named Ida – has been hailed as the fossil equivalent of a "Rosetta Stone" for understanding the critical early stages of primate evolution.

The top-level international research team, who have studied her in secret for the past two years, believe she is the most complete and best preserved primate fossil ever uncovered. The skeleton is 95% complete and thanks to the unique location where she died, it is possible to see individual hairs covering her body and even the make-up of her final meal – a last vegetarian snack.

"This little creature is going to show us our connection with the rest of all the mammals; with cows and sheep, and elephants and anteaters," said Sir David Attenborough who is narrating a BBC documentary on the find. "The more you look at Ida, the more you can see, as it were, the primate in embryo."

"This will be the one pictured in the textbooks for the next hundred years," said Dr Jørn Hurum, the palaeontologist from Oslo University's Natural History Museum who assembled the scientific team to study the fossil. "It tells a part of our evolution that's been hidden so far. It's been hidden because the only [other] specimens are so incomplete and so broken there's nothing almost to study." The fossil has been formally named Darwinius masillae in honour of Darwin's 200th birthday year.
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05-20-2009, 02:40 PM

LOL awesome timing for a missing link discovery eh?

Interesting stuff!


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You know I don't believe in Evolution, but that's a pretty cool find, nevertheless.
It's a beautiful specimen.

Still waiting for the cavemen, though...
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Still waiting for the cavemen, though...
look at humanity now XD some people could be considered cavemen they stay holed up so much.

thats pretty cool, evolution still confuses me though XD
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05-21-2009, 02:17 AM

Ahhh, going back all those years ago, imagine, no more expensive shaving cream and Gilette razor blades to buy, the expense of clothes didn't exist as we grew them naturally, shopping was healthy exercise, and copulation was a matter of fact, never a case of with whom, but rather when, imagine, life must have been so much easier.

I wonder what happened and why it all suddenly dissapeared?

Was it a Tornadoe, a Tsuanami, a Meteor, a sudden change in one day of the climate, I wonder if the theory will ever unfold.


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That's amazing. Always wondered what it would look like.


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You know I don't believe in Evolution, but that's a pretty cool find, nevertheless.
It's a beautiful specimen.

Still waiting for the cavemen, though...
I suppose you don't believe in modern medicine and anti-biotics too
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05-21-2009, 11:07 AM

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Ahhh, going back all those years ago, imagine, no more expensive shaving cream and Gilette razor blades to buy, the expense of clothes didn't exist as we grew them naturally, shopping was healthy exercise, and copulation was a matter of fact, never a case of with whom, but rather when, imagine, life must have been so much easier.

I wonder what happened and why it all suddenly dissapeared?

Was it a Tornadoe, a Tsuanami, a Meteor, a sudden change in one day of the climate, I wonder if the theory will ever unfold.
It was America. HAHA!


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I suppose you don't believe in modern medicine and anti-biotics too
No, frankly, I just don't believe all life originated from a primordial soup.

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No, frankly, I just don't believe all life originated from a primordial soup.
Based on what reasoning?
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