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The missing link?

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zep73

It's not easy to investigate based on that 90 second video. It sounds like the fossil is called "Haida", but that does not produce the desired search results.

To get a discussion started, we first need to firmly identify the find, and it's name would be a good starting point.

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docyabut2
1 hour ago, zep73 said:

It's not easy to investigate based on that 90 second video. It sounds like the fossil is called "Haida", but that does not produce the desired search results.

To get a discussion started, we first need to firmly identify the find, and it's name would be a good starting point.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1184556/The-missing-link-A-47million-year-old-lemur-revolutionise-human-evolution.html

gee if we can go passed all the advertisements:)

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zep73
1 minute ago, docyabut2 said:

Oh it's Ida! It sounded like she said Haida :D

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The term "missing link" has fallen out of favor with biologists because it implies the evolutionary process is a linear phenomenon and that forms originate consecutively in a chain. Instead, last common ancestor is preferred since this does not have the connotation of linear evolution, as evolution is a branching process.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_link_(human_evolution)

 

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docyabut2
1 minute ago, zep73 said:

Oh it's Ida! It sounded like she said Haida :D

 

gee if we can get passed all the advertisements:) on the link:)

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docyabut2
1 minute ago, zep73 said:

Oh it's Ida! It sounded like she said Haida :D

 

gee if we can get passed all the advertisements:) on the link:)

The lemur's skeleton shows distinct physical characteristics of human beings, such as opposable thumbs - or hands that can grasp things

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zep73
5 minutes ago, docyabut2 said:

The lemur's skeleton shows distinct physical characteristics of human beings, such as opposable thumbs - or hands that can grasp things

Ida was a species that branched out before the homo lineage, so there's only a very distant relation to us.

Does this answer your question?

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docyabut2
2 minutes ago, zep73 said:

Ida was a species that branched out before the homo lineage, so there's only a very distant relation to us.

Does this answer your question?

to me Ida is a human ancestor, a missing link:)   

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zep73
Just now, docyabut2 said:

to me Ida is a human ancestor, a missing link:)   

"She" is the first of a branch that was missing a link, it seems, so yes, she is a very very early ancestor.

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jmccr8
1 hour ago, docyabut2 said:
 

gee if we can get passed all the advertisements:) on the link:)

The lemur's skeleton shows distinct physical characteristics of human beings, such as opposable thumbs - or hands that can grasp things

Hi Docyabut

Just because we have a brain doesn't mean we use them in the same ways.

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Darwinius is a genus within the infraorder Adapiformes, a group of basal strepsirrhine primates from the middle Eocene epoch. Its only known species, Darwinius masillae, lived approximately 47 million years ago (Lutetian stage) based on dating of the fossil site.

The only known fossil, called Ida, was discovered in 1983 at the Messel pit, a disused quarry near the village of Messel, about 35 km (22 mi) southeast of Frankfurt, Germany.

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docyabut2

This is so interesting to find the evolution of life on earth :)

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