Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Something for Everyone in Fossil

At first the latest details on the fossil of a young primitive-looking humanoid looks like bad news for the Creationists: "In my opinion, afarensis is a very good transitional species for what was before four million years ago and what came after three million years," Dr Alemseged told BBC science correspondent Pallab Ghosh. "[The species had] a mixture of ape-like and human-like features. This puts afarensis in a special position to play a pivotal role in the story of what we are and where we come from." But just when things looked bleak, along comes a detail sure to make the hearts of Creationists soar. The reason the find was so well preserved is that it must have been buried quickly in a.....wait for it.....flood. Rejoice homo sapiens. You are free to go on arguing: There's something for everyone here.

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | 'Lucy's baby' found in Ethiopia


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