MISSING LINKS STILL MISSING
“Lucy”, arguably the world’s most famous early human fossil, is not quite all she seems. A careful look at the ancient hominin’s skeleton suggests one bone may actually belong to a baboon. Read more at NewScientist.com
“Piltdown Man Hoax Is Exposed,” announced the New York Times on November 21, 1953. Research conducted long after Dawson’s death revealed Piltdown to be a modern ape bleached and artificially weathered to look like a 500,000-year-old jawbone. Research from 2010 suggests that Dawson acted alone in the fraud.
In the 1920’s, a rancher found a tooth he presumed to be from a higher primate. The press ran wild with it, speculating it could be a Nebraska caveman. The fossil was later examined and identified as that of a wild pig called a peccary.
Evolution More Like an Explosion
Landmark new study reveals virtually 90 percent of all animals on Earth appeared at right around the same time. More specifically, they found out that 9 out of 10 animal species on the planet came to being at the same time as humans did some 100,000 to 200,000 years ago. Read article at TechTimes.com
This is the concept that all components must exist and function simultaneously for the whole to survive. If any one part is not fully formed or functional, the creature would die.
Example 1: In the body, the blood will not pump without the heart and the blood will not take in oxygen without the lungs, which would not work without the spinal chord which carries the nerves to the heart to pump, which would not work without the stomach turning food into energy.
Example 2: A mousetrap requires all parts performing their specific function to properly perform simultaneously, but if even one of those parts are not working, the whole contraption fails.