Tuesday, May 19, 2009
As you might know.., some people doubt evolution. I don´t. Never really did.
David Attenborough explains why "Ida", a 47 million year old fossil, is of huge significance.
Excerpt from the site:
Now, for the first time, an incredibly complete early primate fossil has been discovered which provides us with direct evidence of an intermediate link between the human primate lineage and earlier mammals. Ida is an example of a transitional fossil between primitive primates and the prosimian and anthropoid branches, the latter of which eventually led to humans. It's not correct to describe her as "the missing link" - there are many transitional links in our evolutionary story, but she is the earliest, and one of the most significant links, ever found.
Posted by Pierre Wikberg at 08:43