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Missing link between man and apes found (New skeleton found)
Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 04/03/10 | Richard Gray

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.

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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 ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: australopithecus; evolution; godsgravesglyphs; humans; science; sediba; skeleton
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1 posted on 04/04/2010 1:26:05 PM PDT by jerry557
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To: jerry557

The start of the Democrat party?


2 posted on 04/04/2010 1:27:35 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: jerry557

Is this from Aril Fools Day?


3 posted on 04/04/2010 1:27:53 PM PDT by jessduntno ( If someone calls me racist, I reply "you are just saying that because I'm white!")
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To: JaguarXKE

“The start of the Democrat party?”

Darn you are quick!


4 posted on 04/04/2010 1:28:36 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: jerry557

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2486486/posts


5 posted on 04/04/2010 1:29:06 PM PDT by coffee260 (coffee)
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To: jerry557

Does it have a birth certificate?


6 posted on 04/04/2010 1:29:14 PM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam.)
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To: jerry557
Still more intelligent than your average democrat.


7 posted on 04/04/2010 1:31:11 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: garyhope

“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).


8 posted on 04/04/2010 1:32:24 PM PDT by jessduntno ( If someone calls me racist, I reply "you are just saying that because I'm white!")
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To: jerry557

the long lost bloodline of the homo habilis has been found-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwL4tBdz0Fs


9 posted on 04/04/2010 1:34:55 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: jerry557

The paleontologists must be really busy, this is the fourth or fifth missing link that has been discovered in the last two days.


10 posted on 04/04/2010 1:35:36 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: jerry557

Balderdash.

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.


11 posted on 04/04/2010 1:35:49 PM PDT by alloysteel (....the Kennedys can be regarded as dysfunctional. Even in death.)
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To: jerry557

Must resist...posting...picture....*bites hand*


12 posted on 04/04/2010 1:39:28 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: JaguarXKE
That's an insult to monkeys and cavemen everywhere.


13 posted on 04/04/2010 1:40:26 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Where the hell can I get a court injunction to keep my own government out of my life?!?)
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To: jerry557

I heRD THEY DISCOVERED A SKELETON IN SF CALLED HOMO PELOSIUS


15 posted on 04/04/2010 1:45:48 PM PDT by brooklyn dave (this is a NO-BAMA zone)
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To: chicken head

OOOH THAT IS EVIL LOL


16 posted on 04/04/2010 1:47:02 PM PDT by brooklyn dave (this is a NO-BAMA zone)
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To: jerry557

It doesn’t matter when they find it, they like to unveil it right around Easter, or maybe Christmas.


17 posted on 04/04/2010 1:51:59 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: brooklyn dave

I thought they determined that skeleton wasnt human at all??


18 posted on 04/04/2010 1:52:37 PM PDT by jerry557
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To: jerry557

How many times has this piece of crap been printed here on FR?


19 posted on 04/04/2010 1:54:12 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: jerry557

they found it was a hominid called homo stupidus.


20 posted on 04/04/2010 1:55:07 PM PDT by brooklyn dave (this is a NO-BAMA zone)
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To: alloysteel

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.


21 posted on 04/04/2010 2:02:35 PM PDT by petertare (--.)
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To: jerry557
Curly Q. Link (Q for Quff) is supposed to be the missing link!
(nephew of Bob O. Link)

22 posted on 04/04/2010 2:13:35 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: jerry557

Fossils and their metaphors.


23 posted on 04/04/2010 2:13:55 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: jerry557
Finally!!< /sarc >
24 posted on 04/04/2010 2:15:06 PM PDT by cookcounty ("When they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun," --"Brawls for Radicals" --by Obama & Alinsky)
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25 posted on 04/04/2010 2:17:46 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: jerry557

Now if Bush was still president, what do you think the MSM would be saying about it???


27 posted on 04/04/2010 2:21:41 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If someone calls me a racist I'll just tell them you're just saying that because I'm white ....)
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To: chicken head

KNOCK IT OFF!


28 posted on 04/04/2010 2:40:30 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: jerry557

29 posted on 04/04/2010 2:48:41 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: FormerACLUmember

Favors Michelle O a lot, eh?


30 posted on 04/04/2010 2:50:16 PM PDT by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion. Mamas don't let your cowboys grow up to be babies..)
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To: Quickgun

“Favors Michelle O a lot, eh?”

My very first thought when I saw chimp gal.


31 posted on 04/04/2010 3:35:58 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: jerry557
If we evolved from apes - how come we still HAVE apes?

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.

32 posted on 04/04/2010 3:40:00 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: maine-iac7

“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!


33 posted on 04/04/2010 3:59:51 PM PDT by goodusername
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To: maine-iac7

Because some apes were smart enuff not to evolve!


34 posted on 04/04/2010 4:01:27 PM PDT by 20yearvet (they yell for more tests as long as its your money)
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35 posted on 04/04/2010 4:16:45 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: maine-iac7
"If we evolved from apes - how come we still HAVE apes?"

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.)

36 posted on 04/04/2010 5:12:52 PM PDT by LogicWings
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To: LogicWings
OOps!
37 posted on 04/04/2010 5:17:07 PM PDT by LogicWings
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To: jerry557

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?


38 posted on 04/04/2010 7:20:25 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: LogicWings

“Evolution doesn’t hold we evolved from apes ...”

Sincen the article is, “Missing link between man and apes found,” you repudiae it?

Just curious.

Hank


39 posted on 04/04/2010 7:28:08 PM PDT by Hank Kerchief
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To: LogicWings

[Correcting my last]

“Evolution doesn’t hold we evolved from apes ...”

Since the article is, “Missing link between man and apes found,” you repudiate it?

Just curious.

Hank


40 posted on 04/04/2010 7:34:23 PM PDT by Hank Kerchief
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To: jerry557

Another missing link? Seems like they find a new one every few years and then it is quietly discredited a few years later.


41 posted on 04/04/2010 8:00:14 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: coffee260

very good!


42 posted on 04/05/2010 12:00:15 AM PDT by smokingfrog (Free Men will always be armed with the Truth.)
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To: dangerdoc

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.


43 posted on 04/05/2010 12:05:55 AM PDT by smokingfrog (Free Men will always be armed with the Truth.)
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To: jerry557; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 240B; 24Karet; ...

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44 posted on 04/05/2010 7:01:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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The Doctor Fun Page

45 posted on 04/05/2010 7:05:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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Some sample charts, different sources, all full size, but displayed at width=400.
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46 posted on 04/05/2010 7:09:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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the classics never wear out:
The Neandertal Enigma
by James Shreeve

in local libraries
Frayer'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]

47 posted on 04/05/2010 7:09:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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Oh, PLEASE!

It’s OBAMA!

Obama is the “missing link”.


48 posted on 04/05/2010 7:26:20 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: maine-iac7; All

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!!


49 posted on 04/05/2010 10:21:13 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


50 posted on 04/06/2010 9:55:26 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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