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.