Missing Link Connects Humans With ... Lemurs?!

Paleontologist Jorn Hurum lead a team of scientists to analyze a 47-million-year-old fossil above (named "Ida") and came up with this intriguing conclusion: it is a critical missing-link species in the evolution of primates!

The fossil, he says, bridges the evolutionary split between higher primates such as monkeys, apes, and humans and their more distant relatives such as lemurs.

"This is the first link to all humans," Hurum, of the Natural History Museum in Oslo, Norway, said in a statement. Ida represents "the closest thing we can get to a direct ancestor."

Ida, properly known as Darwinius masillae, has a unique anatomy. The lemur-like skeleton features primate-like characteristics, including grasping hands, opposable thumbs, clawless digits with nails, and relatively short limbs.

"This specimen looks like a really early fossil monkey that belongs to the group that includes us," said Brian Richmond, a biological anthropologist at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., who was not involved in the study.

Link | Ida's official website - Thanks Marilyn!

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Wow, Brian F. Your logic is impeccable, and could in no way be applied to creationism just by changing a few words around.
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The problem with evolution scientists is they start with the premise that evolution is true and then go about proving it. There is no objectivity.

Here is an analogy; I hold a baby picture of a two-year old. I tell you that one of the kids within a room of thirty 10 year olds is the owner of that picture. I ask you to match the picture with the right child. As you examine everyone in the room you find one child that looks like the child in the picture. You declare that this is the child of that baby picture because they look a like.

I then reveal that the picture is not of any of those kids in that room. You are irritated and say, “They have to be! You said that one of kids in that room was of this picture. They must be related!” Sorry there is no relation. Just because I said so did not make it true and just because they may look a like does not make them related.

What happened? You never questioned my premise that one of these kids is the owner of that picture. You blindly accepted my premise. A good objective investigator would not have.

Evolutionists accept the premise that evolution exists and when they see similarities between a monkey and a human they then postulate that they are related and that one evolved into the other. Sorry there is no relation and just because they may look a like does not make them related that one evolved into the other. Evolution remains unproven.
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Scientists and archaeologists are not idiots.
They know more about evolution than all of us put together.
So there is no need to diss them and say they're wrong when you don't know any better.
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I am amazed at this hostility to evolution. There is no reason you can't be a Christian (or any religion) and beleive in evolution.

I have always lived by the idea that "Science is the study of how God did things". If you can believe that God magically zapped us into existance, why couldn't he simply have used evolution to make us instead?

The Bible only says God created Man. It does not go into details of how he did it.
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