Missing link between man and ape found.

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  1. Dark_Convoy

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    Go Darwin, go Darwin
     
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    That is awesome. Now most people who believe in evolution can say, "Yo, my ancestors were monkeys." :lol 
     
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    Whoo! Time to celebrate!
     
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    I thought that Brad Garrett was the missing link...
     
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    I'd like to see actual pictures of the skeleton. I wonder how much this is like that one human ancestor that was built from a pig's tooth?
     
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    Have not found a pic (yet) but the article says the skeleton is nearly complete.
     
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    Neat. Though I typically loathe the use of the term "missing link" as it plays into the vocabulary of evolution deniers.
     
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    Nearly complete hominid skeleton discovered? Cool beans!
     
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    Exactly. This isn't a 'missing link', rather it is yet another link between man and ape.

    The fossil record by its very nature is incomplete therefore there will always be 'missing links'.

    that was 1922. Why not get with the times.

    And furthermore, Hesperopithecus was never claimed to be a human ancestor or 'missing link'. The scientists who misidentified the unusually worn tooth as coming from an ape knew they needed better evidence. And so they put together a team to go back and scour the area for more material. And when they found pig fossils with similarly worn teeth, they corrected their earlier mistake.

    It was an embarrassment, but it wasn't a hoax, it wasn't a fabrication, and there was no cover up. They never actually used the 'Nebraska Man' term, which was just another fine example of British tabloid journalism misreporting the story and jumping to conclusions.
     
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    I see what you did there..:lol 
     
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    That's my Great uncle Harry:eek: 
     
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    Ancient pre-historic curse? Or is that just remains from dynastic Egypt?
     
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    I am very interested in this almost complete skeleton of an extinct ape. Since the previous skulls had damage to them from tools(KNM-ER 1470 skull among others found there). I hope we get a complete skeleton, since I also want to see how this animal moved.

    Next I hope we find more evidence for Java Man.
     
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    When paleantologists say a skeleton is nearly complete keep in mind that they consider one arm, one leg etc (no duplicate bones) to be complete - so there's probably less of it than you imagine.
     
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    I say, we are definitely in the Golden Age of Paleo-Anthropology right now :D 

    Ardipithecus ramidus in September '09 (Which was actually discovered 15 years ago, but still under examination), the third human species discovered a couple weeks ago in a cave in Siberia, now the missing link?! BOOYAH!

    Evolution: OVER 9,000
    All other explanations of life: 0

    Can't wait to show this to my Anthropology professor tomorrow.

    Exactly. I've debated with people who don't believe in evolution because they say it's all built on hypotheses and undiscovered evidence and/or evidence that has been disproven.

    That statement they make is a fallacy in itself. Whether they're creationists or a believer in some other doctrine they've always brought topics like this up. The one I hear most is the human skull with the Orangutan Jawbone. Ugh, these people obviously never put any amount of thought or research into their claims.
    Evolution simply cannot be disproven at this point. The things that could disprove it have A) Never been found and/or B) Don't exist.

    Here's an article from a site about Evolution and other explanations of life.
    Via: http://creationtheory.org/Introduction/Page08.xhtml
    Simply put, it cannot be disproven. There is just too much genetic and fossil evidence backing it up. Unless some God/Ultimate entity with the power to create entire worlds comes down from the sky and says "I made it all up", evolution is pretty stable to be considered a fact IMO.
     
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    Well, this thread certainly is cruising along just as expected.

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    And this whole time I thought that my Nephew was the missing link. Damn, guess I lost that bet. But for real I like that they're still finding "NEW" species
     

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