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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-20-2009, 06:50 PM
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A bright day for evoluationary science

If you've been to google today you might have noticed quite an odd logo today.

A secret that has been undergoing rigorous tests for 2 years, has finally come to light. A fossil, named "Ida", is being referred to by many scientists as the missing link, although this isn't necessarily to majority consensus. Unfortunately this is being used by the internet public as more fuel against creationists (not saying this is a bad thing, just that it is pointless), it is more important to note that this is quite a find in terms of science.

I suggest you read at least one of these links, because they feature the picture of the fossil and it's information that will be featured in biology books for a very long time.

"MISSING LINK" FOUND: New Fossil Links Humans, Lemurs?
Missing link found? Scientists unveil fossil of 47 million-year-old primate, Darwinius masillae
BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Scientists hail stunning fossil

Keep in mind, there is quite a bit of hype following this fossil, and if you want a less sensationalist view of the situation, here's a good link: Darwinius: It delivers a pizza, and it lengthens, and it strengthens, and it finds that slipper that’s been at large under the chaise lounge for several weeks… | The Loom | Discover Magazine

Have a good one.

Last edited by skypent; 05-20-2009 at 07:51 PM.
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