But that’s not the missing link I’m posting about.
No, friends, it seems that new fossils have been found that are from the same species as the well-known “Lucy” hominid. I can’t explain the science to you, so here’s a link and a snip from National Geographic:
The new fossils are from the most primitive species of Australopithecus, known as Australopithecus anamensis. The remains date to about 4.1 million years ago, according to Tim White, a biologist at the University of California, Berkeley.
White co-directed the team that discovered the new fossils in Ethiopia in a region of the Afar desert known as the Middle Awash.
The team says the newly discovered fossils are a no-longer-missing link between early and later forms of Australopithecus and to a more primitive hominid known as Ardipithecus.
Time for Michael Behe to move the goalposts again. First, the fish-with-limbs was announced last week. Now this. Time to call in the bacterial flagellum. No doubt the Australo-something-or-something are irreducibly complex.
Andy in the HBG