March 26, 2006 | David F. Coppedge

Human ‘Missing Link’ Skull Found in Ethiopia

Reuters reported that a skull intermediate between Homo erectus and Homo sapiens has been found in Ethiopia (see MSNBC News): “Ethiopian find could fill gap in human origins,” reads the title.  “Skull seen as ‘intermediate’ between modern humans and older ancestors.”  Associated Press (see Fox News) says this fossil is 250,000 to 500,000 years old, but another AP story on Fox News claims there is new evidence from stone tools that humans were in England 700,000 years ago.  “The discovery that early humans could have existed this far north this long ago was startling,” said Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum.

Creationists believe Homo erectus were true humans, so this is no issue about evolution, really.  We’ve seen these kinds of claims so many times before.  Now that it has made its splash in the media, a rival will soon be along to discredit the classification, or the date, or the significance of the find.  If their dates are not all mixed up beyond comprehension, there is no way the Ethiopian find could be a missing link if humans were already in Camelot.

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Categories: Early Man, Fossils

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