Skip to comments.The Artistry of 'Ardi' (was artistís depiction of Ardi manipulated to promote evo-religion?)
Posted on 10/15/2009 8:22:54 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
Reconstructions of animals based on fossilized remains are interesting and can be of value. However, they are notoriously subjective. Recent research suggested, for example, that many longstanding dinosaur reconstructions were almost double the size of the actual dinosaurs. And similar distortions are evident in presentations of the fossil worlds latest superstar.
Artist sketches and other renderings of Ardi, the newly proposed replacement for Lucy as mans distant evolutionary ancestor, convey more than the raw data. Of the many Ardipithecus ramidus fossil bones and fragments that were collected from 35 individuals along the Awash River in Ethiopia, a female was chosen to represent the species.
Several features of an artists depiction of Ardi may have been orchestrated to facilitate her acceptance as an evolutionary icon. First, Ardi is show with obvious...
(Excerpt) Read more at icr.org ...
My favorite evo “missing link” story so far has been the finding of a tooth that led to the museum depiction of this ape-man’s “family life” in a display.
gee, big surprise, more ‘hand-waving- and ‘just-so’ stories from the big Lie.....
even that dunce, darwin, would have to laff at how far they go today to prop up his original failed ideas of the religion of evolutionism.
That is actually a very very good article.
Maybe they should have named the fossil Titsenass rather than Ardi.
A FReeper declaring Ardi “not guilty” in 5, 4, 3, ...
Yeah, craaaaaaazy that she is depicted nude. She should have just gone to the closest Gap or J Crew for for the latest Paleolithic fashion.
Probably a bit closer than your belief in “Fred Flintstone”
Why thank you, GL :o)
Well it is. Its a very well written article, very clear and precise.
They went out of their way to sex Ardi up to attract attention, good marketing, but science? LOL!
“She should have just gone to the closest Gap “
or,,, the Burlington Coat Factory store in Columbus! Free stuff!
But the book deals better be inked in a hurry because a big new find, possibly new species, it on the way from China and it isn't a new receipe for Peking Duck.
1. Ardi does not replace Lucy but is a likely ancestor to her as well as to later hominids.
2. Ardi was most likely female, this was not a choice of the artist or the "evolutionist conspiracy".
3. The artist was constrained by the fossils recovered both in terms of size and facial construction. Also, the reconstruction was of one individual fossil. The small canine tooth gives the face a distinctly different look than a chimp. The upright posture is determined for the fossil as well. Ardi was bipedal.
Normally I don't allow distractions while worshiping at my home temple to Darwin, but this article started out with just too much intentional BS.
Everything GGG posts is an “intentional misstatement”
Did any of the creat gang actually watch the show last Sunday night?
Brian Thomas* certainly did not.
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