Ardi sheds light on human origins; A tweener fossil

Ardi sheds light on human origins; A tweener fossil

Summary: Scientists in the U.S. and Ethiopia have unveiled fossils from a 4.

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Scientists in the U.S. and Ethiopia have unveiled fossils from a 4.4 million year old human ancestor. Her name: Ardi. The revelation: The early ancestors to humans were more modern than today’s apes and chimps. Ardi represents a middle ground in human evolution and bumps “Lucy,” the fabled 3.2 million year old fossil, out of science’s limelight.

According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the research surrounding Ardi, will appear in the journal Science on Friday. A package of 11 detailed papers “will be the first comprehensive, peer-reviewed description of the Ardipithecus fossils, which include a partial skeleton of a female, nicknamed ‘Ardi.’”

Read more on "Meet ‘Ardi,’ the hottest fossil on the international scene" on SmartPlanet.

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  • Oh. That Lucy.

    Lucy was exposed as a total fake decades ago. A bunch of unrelated bones (including PIG bones) from different areas combined together by a near-broke scientist who wanted to come up with something for his funding masters. This scientific scam is well documented.

    But of course people still want Lucy in their textbooks! Otherwise... well.. damn then we don't have anything to substantiate our wanna-belief that we evolved from apes! Anything But God Please. No facts, thank you.

    And sure. The artists have made this new ape look like a human. Becauzzzzz the artist was THERE you know. He knows how that ape looked like!

    C'mon guys. Stay critical.
    CounterEthicsCommissioner-23034636492738337469105860790963
  • RE: Ardi sheds light on human origins; A tweener fossil

    Ardi's robust thumb musculature and flexible midcarpal (wrist) joint are perfect for text-messaging.

    See:

    http://notionscapital.wordpress.com/2009/10/01/ardipithecus-ramidus/
    Mike Licht
  • RE: Ardi sheds light on human origins; A tweener fossil

    How can we trust what the scientific community (anthropologist) says anymore. there is so much subjectivity and not real science. "An artist conception" well that's the extent of what can be said of this. I am convinced the "creationist" have crippled the confidence of the public in the naturalist stance on the origins of man, and are winning the debate. the naturalist have been in an constant state of retreat. Case and point, the anthropologist who has done the most thorough and extensive research regarding "australopithocus" came to the conclusion that it was not related to man at all but a completely diferent species of homonid. but this has be totally ignored in the scientific journals. It is a 'TRUST' issue , with me! I have lost trust. "THEY ARE WINNING" " De Nile is not just a river in Egypt"
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