Monday, April 30, 2007

Goodbye Lucy

From Answer In Genesis web-site

Remember Lucy, the sensational simian fossil find that was long championed as the forerunner of humankind, et al.? For some time we’ve explained (c.f. Lucy (and her ‘child’)—look like extinct apes after all) the many difficulties with this apeman portrayal of Lucy. Now, a group of Tel Aviv University anthropologists claim to have “disproven the theory that ‘Lucy’is the last ancestor common to humans.”

Just to refresh the readers memories about some of the claims people made about "Lucy"
here is a section from the Wikepedia article:

Johanson and his colleague Tim White, a Californian born paleoanthropologist, placed Australopithecus afarensis as the last ancestor common to humans and chimpanzees living from 3.9 to 3 million years ago. Although fossils closer to the chimpanzee line have been recovered since the early 1970s, Lucy remains a treasure among anthropologists studying Human origins. The fragmentary nature of the older fossils furthermore deter confident conclusions as to the degree of bipedality or their relation to true hominines.

You can read the entire article here: Lucy

The Arizona State Univeristy has the following webpade dedicated to "Lucy" Here is the link: Lucy

Now compare all of that with the latest "Lucy News"

The Jerusalem Post: Israeli researchers: “‘Lucy’ is not direct ancestor of humans”

Now remember, this information about Lucy has been taught as fact in public schools.

Here are a few links to articles about "Lucy"

Farewell to “Lucy.”

Many of the readers may find the following 4 part video series on Lucy interesting.
Here are the links:

To see the 4 part series follow this link: Video on Demand

You will need to scroll down to the 2006 section. Look for the videos "Lucy, She's no Lady".

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