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1 posted on 04/16/2007 8:51:43 AM PDT by bedolido
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“Lucy, you got some ‘splainin’ to do.”


2 posted on 04/16/2007 8:52:27 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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It belongs to the ancestor of Nikolai Valuev
3 posted on 04/16/2007 9:01:31 AM PDT by giobruno
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1. The headline is wrong. The Israeli researchers didn't prove anything. They made a coherent argument based on a morphological analysis. That argument may or may not be accepted by the scientific community, depending on what other research may indicate.

2. Even if true, this isn't all that surprising. While we're all familiar with the simple linear evolutionary projections we see in elementary school textbooks, the fossil record is much more complex, filled with branches, dead ends, hybridization and other weird stuff. It's often hard to figure out the exact evolutionary path from a series of specimens.

4 posted on 04/16/2007 9:08:11 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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5 posted on 04/16/2007 10:29:54 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Monday, April 2, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/07/1/l_071_03.html
http://www-tc.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/humans/riddle/riddle.swf?mii=1


7 posted on 04/16/2007 10:55:54 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Monday, April 2, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Footprints to Fill:
Flat feet and doubts about
makers of the Laetoli tracks

by Kate Wong
August 1, 2005
Scientific American
The case for A. afarensis as the Laetoli trailblazer hinges on the fact that fossils of the species are known from the site and that the only available reconstruction of what this hominid's foot looked like is compatible with the morphology evident in the footprints. But in a presentation given at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists meeting in April, William E. H. Harcourt-Smith of the American Museum of Natural History and Charles E. Hilton of Western Michigan University took issue with the latter assertion.

The prints show that whoever made them had a humanlike foot arch, and the reconstructed A. afarensis foot exhibits just such an arch. So far, so good. The problem, Harcourt-Smith and Hilton say, is that the reconstruction is actually based on a patchwork of bones from 3.2-million-year-old afarensis and 1.8-million-year-old Homo habilis. And one of the bones used to determine whether the foot was in fact arched--the so-called navicular--is from H. habilis, not A. afarensis.

8 posted on 04/16/2007 11:20:06 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Monday, April 2, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: bedolido

Without the Israelis knowing all the Dems, how can they be so certain she wasn’t some folks ancestor?


12 posted on 04/16/2007 8:07:20 PM PDT by Sam Ketcham (Amnesty means vote dilution, & increased taxes to bring us down to the world poverty level.)
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13 posted on 04/17/2007 9:47:11 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free.)
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I fear God, but don't fear the genetic evidence that may,
or may not make evolution, or "development" a sound theory.
24 posted on 04/17/2007 2:31:23 PM PDT by onedoug
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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 man’s 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”.


48 posted on 04/27/2007 9:07:28 AM PDT by SirLinksalot
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