Skip to comments.Israeli researchers: 'Lucy' is not direct ancestor of humans
Posted on 04/16/2007 8:51:39 AM PDT by bedolido
Tel Aviv University anthropologists say they have disproven the theory that "Lucy" - the world-famous 3.2-million-year-old Australopithecus afarensis skeleton found in Ethiopia 33 years ago - is the last ancestor common to humans and another branch of the great apes family known as the "Robust hominids."
The jaw bone of Lucy and the jaw bone of Australopithecus afarensis.
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Yeah, and it doesn't have elephant in it either but they are alive and well. Open that Book on your desk. Gathering dust doesn't lead to knowledge.
Perhaps you're discovering that the Bible is a great book, but it is not the only book. If you're interested in biology, or geology, or anthropology, or chemistry, or astronomy or any field involving any advanced study, you're going to need more than just the Bible. God doesn't say anything about trilobites, but we can dig them up, observe them, and apply our God-given powers of reason to learn quite a bit about them.
Open that Book on your desk. Gathering dust doesn't lead to knowledge.
I read my Bible every night, thank you.
But the big question is, do you believe it?
I do. The Bible, however, is pretty poor when it comes to gourmet recipes, driving directions or paleontology. Regarding trilobites, you'd be better off with a paleontology textbook. Need a recommendation?
In the beginning, God created....
Now this is the part where you insert your findings.
Well, I’ll turn it right around at you. How do you explain that trilobites are only found in paleozoic rock?
Call the rock what you want but don't expect me to believe that the age designation is fact. Matter of fact, it isn't a fact. It was designated a time frame by evolutionary scientists.
If my memory does not fail me, I visited the Chicago Museum of Natural History several years ago and Lucy was prominently presented in the display on human evolution.
I wonder how long it will take them to leave the display there before changing it after this new evidence presented.
Richard Leaky himself, one of the world’s most prominent paleo-anthropologist recognizes a problem with Lucy in a PBS Documentary almost 20 years ago. Quoting him :
If pressed about mans ancestry, I would have to unequivocally say that all we have is a huge question mark. To date, there has been nothing found to truthfully purport as a transitional species to man, including Lucy, since 1470 was as old and probably older. If further pressed, I would have to state that there is more evidence to suggest an abrupt arrival of man rather than a gradual process of evolving.