According to a story making its way around through AP, Ida (Darwinius) has been determined to not be an ancestor of a group of primates that includes humans, but into another major grouping that includes lemers.

Scientists compared 360 anatomical features of 117 living and extinct primate species to draw up a family tree. They report the results in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature.


According to the story:

The new analysis says Darwinius does not belong in the same primate category as monkeys, apes and humans. Instead, the analysis concluded, it falls into the other major grouping, which includes lemurs.

Experts agreed.

"This is a rigorous analysis based on many features," said Eric Sargis, an anthropology professor at Yale. He said he'd found the argument of the Darwinius researchers unconvincing, so the new result came as no surprise.


You can be sure that creationists will look at this as a failure of science. We all know that this is one of the strengths of science--to be able to continually evaluate and change our conclusions based on new evidence.

Be on the look out....

Tags: Darwinius, evolution, ida, lemur, nature, primate

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Cool, thanks!
You can be sure that creationists will look at this as a failure of science. We all know that this is one of the strengths of science--to be able to continually evaluate and change our conclusions based on new evidence.

It really saddens me how this amazingly simple concept is so impossible for creationists to grasp.

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