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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

They Found The Missing Link? Well, No, Not Really.

The science world was all a buzz this morning at the announcement that they had found the missing link. Here is the story:

Click here: Scientists Unveil Missing Link In Evolution

The devil (pun intended) is in the details, of course. Note:

During that period, the first whales, horses, bats and monkeys emerged, and the early primates branched into two groups - one group lived on mainly as lemurs, and the second developed into monkeys, apes and humans.


Wait, I thought the missing link was a half-man, half-ape that would prove we evolved from apes? The old bait-and-switch. Supposedly we have never found a transitional species before. I guess they forgot about the duck-billed platypus!

Seriously, this is as disingenuous as it gets. This discovery is not a transitional species, this discovery is a new species. It happens all the time. Scientists without an agenda would have concluded that it was a new species.

And I love how they state theories in this article as fact. "During that period, the first whales, horses, bats and monkeys emerged, and the early primates branched into two groups..." Nice theory, but that is all it is. No one knows for sure, but they want to so badly that they pretend to.

If they really want to find the missing link they should study Ben Stiller.

3 comments:

Writer X said...

Sounds like definitive proof to me. Not. When I first read the article, I thought it was something you'd read on THE ONION.

LoneWolfArcher said...

Great point! It does read like an Onion article!

nanc said...

and what will we be in another 45 mill? will we be more evolved? because we're just so dayamed good now...smirk...