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Old 11-17-2012, 06:43   #238
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Originally Posted by Peace Warrior View Post
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Crazy yours too.
It is no secret, lucy is the name given to some fragments of bones and bones of a chimp, which not even 50% of the bones were collected.
We've gone around about this one before too. If Lucy (an example of Australopithecus afarensis) is in fact a chimp, why are the ratios of her humerus to femur not within the range found in chimpanzees? In fact, the ratio falls between those of humans (71.8%) and chimps (97.8%) at 84.6%?
What's more, the assorted bones and fragments that are named lucy today were found over the course of a calendar year, from right near the ground's surface to up to 200 feet deep, and linearly speaking up to a mile or so apart.
Completely false. The entirety of the bones were found in the same location over the course of three weeks of excavation.
The knee itself is suspect for at least two reasons. One reason is what the person credited with finding lucy, Dr. Donald Johanson, a paleontologist, stated in an open lecture in Kansas City, Missouri, after inviting questions from the attending audience.

For example, the following question was asked, this is verbatim quote, “How far away from Lucy did you find the knee?” Dr. Donald Johanson stated, "[It was found] about 200 feet lower and two to three kilometers away." Then the same person asking this first question then immediately followed up with another question, this is a verbatim quote, "Then why are you sure it belonged to Lucy?," to which Dr. Donald Johanson answered, “Anatomical similarity.”
And this simply demonstrates either your continued intentional efforts at deception or utter inability to identify deception perpetrated by others which leads you to parrot it. Repeating Tom Willis' lies don't make them true, unfortunately for your position, they simply expose you. The errors of your claims are covered extensively in this article at Talkorigins. To summarize, the knee joint was a separate find from the previous (1973) dig season and identified as AL129-1, not part of Lucy's skeleton. A fact which could be verified by the simple expedient of looking at any of the available pictures of Lucy's skeleton, which show that there is no complete knee joint present. However, both the right tibia and left femur were recovered allowing scientists to analyze the structure of Lucy's knee joint.
Really? You're going to fall back on quote mining, again? Using the same quotes which have already been repeatedly debunked ? Do you not have any hint of integrity?
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