Finally! Definitive proof that humans evolved from lower speceis. You know that I would never question the words of scientists. The fossil of the lemur is proof positive of Darwinian evolution. How do we know? Because some scientists say so. And believe me, scientists never overplay their hand or exagerate. Nor are scientists ever conflicted with aprior assumptions.
"This little creature is going to show us our connection with the rest of the mammals."
"The link they would have said up to now is missing - well it's no longer missing."
"This fossil is really a part of our history; this is part of our evolution, deep, deep back into the aeons of time, 47 million years ago."
Perhaps you are wondering how such sweeping statements can be made on the basis of one fossil. Well, if you're asking this then you're an idiot. Trust the scientists! Haven't scientists been consistent when it comes to their theories of human origins?
* Okay so I got a little snotty on this post. Usually when I am commenting on something controversial I try to take a few moments before I actually hit the "Publish Post" button. I rushed this one and came off sounding sort of like a jerk. Anyway, there are some wonderful scientists out there who do not at all fit the generalizations in this post. And while I continue to be dismayed at the way some paleontologists overstate the nature of their evidence this is certainly not true for all.