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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:45 PM
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This is so cool....the REAL intelligent design
Remains of earliest child discovered in Ethiopia
By Patricia Reaney
Wed Sep 20, 3:16 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - A 3.3 million-year-old skeleton of the earliest child ever found shows the ancient ancestor of modern humans walked upright but may also have climbed trees, scientists said on Wednesday.

They found the well-preserved remains of a three-year-old girl of the species Australopithecus afarensis -- which includes the fossil skeleton known as "Lucy" -- in the Dikika area of Ethiopia, 400 kms northeast of the capital Addis Ababa.

"It represents the earliest and most complete partial skeleton of a child ever found in the history of paeleoanthropology," said Dr Zeresenay Alemseged, of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.

The skull, torso and upper and lower limbs, including the hand, show both human and ape-like features. The state of the ancient bones suggest she was buried in a flood which may also have caused her death.

The remains provide the first evidence of what babies of early human ancestors looked like. The nearly complete skeleton will also provide information about the child's height and structure.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060920/sc_nm/ethiopia_foss...
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:49 PM
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1. It took 3,300,000 years...but baby, you're a star!
Edited on Thu Sep-21-06 06:50 PM by RUMMYisFROSTED
:applause:



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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:49 PM
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2. An amazing find
although it's impossible since the world is only approx. 6000 years old. :sarcasm:
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:54 PM
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8. Coulter will probably claim the "godless" planted the body
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 07:00 PM
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12. She's gonna start naming names soon
so watch out!
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:55 PM
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10. It's possible because God put all those fossils in the ground...
...to make it look like the world is millions or billions of years old. Yes, for some reason, it was important for God to fool us all into believing the world is ancient, when it really isn't. Quite a comedian, that Supreme Being.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:59 PM
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11. Oh that's right....I forgot about the
"duping" us factor. Silly me.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 07:19 PM
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13. He did it to test people's faith.
If you can believe truly asinine and ridiculous notions because of the literalist misinterpretations of some semiliterate preacher, then you pass the test and will be Saved. God only wants delusional simpletons around Him in heaven, you know.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:50 PM
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3. Why didn't the mayor of The Australopithecines send the busses?
I'm not going to play the blame game, but there was a breakdown of pre-neolithic Dikka's state and local authorities.

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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:52 PM
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5. Oh, it had to be Clinton's fault...no question :)
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Flubadubya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:50 PM
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4. Direct descendants still among us...
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:52 PM
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6. You're bad. :)
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:54 PM
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7. Not even a Caveman would vote Republican. n/t
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:55 PM
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9. Or the moral neanderthals are the ONLY ones who vote repub.
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