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Quotes discrediting 'Lucy' by evolutionists

Lucy was discredited years ago, but now it's finally official:

“Mandibular ramus morphology on a recently discovered specimen of Australopithecus afarensis closely matches that of gorillas. This finding was unexpected given that chimpanzees are the closest living relatives of humans … The presence of the morphology in both the latter and Au. afarensis and its absence in modern humans cast doubt on the role of Au. afarensis as a modern human ancestor.”

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I bet 5 bucks that she's looking for some more quotes to try to discredit A. afarensis.

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It is interesting to see that you are still trying to misuse the Gee quote to support your position.

We talked about the Gee quote earlier. He was offended by the Discovery Institute dishonestly cherry picking his work to try to deny evolution. Gee accepts evolution and common descent. His statement says nothing opposing a common ancestor between humans and Australopithecus aferensis.

As I indicated in the last post and earlier ones on this subject, the consensus has been for some time that A. aferensis is not a direct ancestor. That does not refute that Lucy is a transitional species. It simply means that aferensis was not directly in the line of human ancestory.

Other fossils are indeed closer and are considered more likely to be ancestoral.

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