Fossil hailed as Man's ancestor is 'not even close relative'

It was billed as one of the most important fossil finds in history, a “missing link” that would challenge everything we knew about human evolution.
Darwinius masillae, the primitive primate that was unveiled to the world with huge fanfare and a Sir David Attenborough documentary in May, seems now to have been less of a missing link than an evolutionary dead end. Far from being an ancestor to humans, the lemur-like creature from 47 million years ago belongs to an entirely different branch of the primate family tree that has left no known descendants, research has indicated.

timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/science/biology_evolution/article6884359.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=1515793

This is already being discussed in another thread on this forum. Sounds as if there was more interest in good publicity than good science.

forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=389703

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