Scientists Announce Find Believed To Be Missing Link

Scientists have found what may be the long-sought “missing link” — a new species of hominid that was a bridge between ape and man. This week they are expected to unveil a two-million-year-old skeleton of a child. As always, we must warn that creationists like Sarah Palin and others believe that such scientists are miscalculating by around 2 million years since the Earth is only around 5000 years old.

The discovery was the work of Professor Lee Berger, from the University of the Witwatersrand who was exploring cave systems in the Sterkfontein region of South Africa, near Johannesburg. This area is called “the Cradle of Humanity” because of the many finds of early human remains.

The new species would fit nicely between the apelike hominids
Scientists believe that a group of apelike hominids known as known as Australopithecus and the later more human Homo habilis.

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33 thoughts on “Scientists Announce Find Believed To Be Missing Link”

  1. Mike said:

    “This is just biased, liberal, left-wing reporting. The true story is that there are now two missing links, one on either side of this fossil.”

    And the God of the Gaps gets bisected again…

    Tootie,

    While there are many transitional FOSSILS*, there are millions of transitional FORMS. I believe that the creationist position is that they refuse to believe in evolution until fossils have been found for every single species that has ever existed on the planet and scientists have restored all of the extinct ones using DNA and cloning technology (and we all know where that leads…).

    *a list of transitional forms for which fossilized remains have been found can be seen here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_transitional_fossils

    My favorite is Tiktaalik (again, evolution predicted a transitional form between fish and tetrapods somewhere between 380 and 370 Ma (mega-annum) and in strata dating from 375 Ma they found Tiktaalik).

  2. Now I’m really confused. I thought they found the missing link in Siberia a couple of weeks ago.

  3. Mike
    “This is just biased, liberal, left-wing reporting. The true story is that there are now two missing links, one on either side of this fossil.”

    well said. very succinct.

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  5. This is just biased, liberal, left-wing reporting. The true story is that there are now two missing links, one on either side of this fossil.

  6. “And explaining tea baggers is much easier than explaining anything TO tea baggers…”

    You preach the gospel there, Brother Slarti.

  7. Buddha,

    It’s not how many chromosomes you have that makes a good fjord, it’s what’s in the ones you’ve got! And explaining tea baggers is much easier than explaining anything TO tea baggers…

  8. Slarti,

    I should also add this makes me curious as to how many chromosomes a Magrathean has? I mean, seriously, could humans have done such a good job on the fjords? I think not. Must be in the genes.

  9. Slarti,

    I have one slight quibble and it’s editorial.

    As most people know, humans have 23 chromosome pairs.

    SB

    As people know, most humans have 23 chromosome pairs.
    ________

    This would, I’m fairly certain, explain tea baggers. 😀

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