Skip to comments.Missing link between man and apes found (New skeleton found)
Posted on 04/04/2010 1:26:05 PM PDT by jerry557
The new species of hominid, the evolutionary branch of primates that includes humans, is to be revealed when the two-million-year-old skeleton of a child is unveiled this week.
Scientists believe the almost-complete fossilised skeleton belonged to a previously-unknown type of early human ancestor that may have been a intermediate stage as ape-men evolved into the first species of advanced humans, Homo habilis.
Experts who have seen the skeleton say it shares characteristics with Homo habilis, whose emergence 2.5 million years ago is seen as a key stage in the evolution of our species.
The new discovery could help to rewrite the history of human evolution by filling in crucial gaps in the scientific knowledge.
Most fossilised hominid remains are little more than scattered fragments of bone, so the discovery of an almost-complete skeleton will allow scientists to answer key questions about what our early ancestors looked like and when they began walking upright on two legs.
The fossil record of early humans is notoriously patchy and scientists now hope that the that the new remains will provide fresh clues about how our species evolved.
Scientists believe that a group of apelike hominids known as Australopithicus, which first emerged in Africa around 3.9 million years ago, gradually evolved into the first Homo species.
Over time the Australopithicus species lost their more apelike features as they started to stand upright and their brain capacity increased.
Around 2.5 million years ago Homo habilis, the first species to be described as distinctly human, began to appear, although only a handful of specimens have ever been found.
It is thought that the new fossil to be unveiled this week will be identified as a new species that fits somewhere between Australopithicus and Homo habilis.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
The start of the Democrat party?
Is this from Aril Fools Day?
“The start of the Democrat party?”
Darn you are quick!
Does it have a birth certificate?
“Does it have a birth certificate?”
No. It it is “Husseinus Obamus” latin for Big Eared Mutant and does not require one to be a legitimaste primate of the unfortunate scientists (POTUS).
the long lost bloodline of the homo habilis has been found-
The paleontologists must be really busy, this is the fourth or fifth missing link that has been discovered in the last two days.
Another Piltdown man? Another hoax in the making?
Everybody knows that the basis of “modern man” was the result of a cloning experiment by aliens, splicing together the DNA of chimpanzees with selected segments of swine DNA.
Which accounts for a lot, really.
Must resist...posting...picture....*bites hand*
I heRD THEY DISCOVERED A SKELETON IN SF CALLED HOMO PELOSIUS
OOOH THAT IS EVIL LOL
It doesn’t matter when they find it, they like to unveil it right around Easter, or maybe Christmas.
I thought they determined that skeleton wasnt human at all??
How many times has this piece of crap been printed here on FR?
they found it was a hominid called homo stupidus.
HAha. My sentiments exactly. “Experts” in this field are banal humorists of the first magnitude.
Wait for the “truth” to refute this hoax oh-—say next week.
Fossils and their metaphors.
Now if Bush was still president, what do you think the MSM would be saying about it???
KNOCK IT OFF!
Favors Michelle O a lot, eh?
“Favors Michelle O a lot, eh?”
My very first thought when I saw chimp gal.
I have never yet found an evolutionist who could answer that/ Indeed it usually renders them slack jawed and speechless.
Try it. It's fun.
“I have never yet found an evolutionist who could answer that/ Indeed it usually renders them slack jawed and speechless.”
—Amazing - that sounds exactly like the reaction I get whenever I ask Creationists how Moses was able to fit two of every animal aboard the Ark of the Covenant!
Because some apes were smart enuff not to evolve!
Evolution doesn't hold we evolved from apes, so either the "evolutionists" you asked this question were utterly ignorant on the subject or they were of the same general level of intelligence as yourself.
(Notice I didn't assert that you lied about ever having actually asked anyone this question.)
I wonder if this going to be another one of those new discoveries that turns out to be just another monkey story? It seem that every time a paleontologist finds a bone fragment it becomes a new missing link?
“Evolution doesn’t hold we evolved from apes ...”
Sincen the article is, “Missing link between man and apes found,” you repudiae it?
[Correcting my last]
Evolution doesnt hold we evolved from apes ...
Since the article is, Missing link between man and apes found, you repudiate it?
Another missing link? Seems like they find a new one every few years and then it is quietly discredited a few years later.
The missing link has been right in front of us all this time. I should have figured it out by now. We really need to test his DNA.
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The Neandertal EnigmaFrayer's own reading of the record reveals a number of overlooked traits that clearly and specifically link the Neandertals to the Cro-Magnons. One such trait is the shape of the opening of the nerve canal in the lower jaw, a spot where dentists often give a pain-blocking injection. In many Neandertal, the upper portion of the opening is covered by a broad bony ridge, a curious feature also carried by a significant number of Cro-Magnons. But none of the alleged 'ancestors of us all' fossils from Africa have it, and it is extremely rare in modern people outside Europe." [pp 126-127]
by James Shreeve
in local libraries
Obama is the “missing link”.
We still have apes because evolution is caused by spontaneous favorable mutations. Mutations occur in individuals. If the individual competes successfully the mutation is passed on to the offspring. Meanwhile all the others that did NOT get the mutation continue on in their own separate path. For example the white skin mutation that occurred about 30 or 40,000 years ago in dark africans moving north enabled the “white” person’s offspring to live successfully in more northern areas eventually superceding the Neanderthals. Why? Because white skin absorbs vitamin D better, making better pelvic bone structure, and facilitating childbirth.
I am not slack jawed and speechless!!
My own view of the story is when we are this far back in time we have so few specimens that our picture of the evolutionary sequence is not much more than sophisticated guesswork. Still, pictures of a skeleton this complete should be really cool.
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