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great great aunt ida
« on: May 20, 2009, 10:27:42 AM »

a fossil of a primate dated 47 millon years ago popped up in germany...http://scienceblogs.com/clock/2009/05/introducing_ida_-_the_great-gr.php

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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2009, 10:11:32 PM »

Just watched a programme with Sir David Attenborough about Ida , apparently it's the Talus bone in her foot that links us to her , quite an amazing discovery this fossil .





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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2009, 10:45:19 PM »

If you wondered where your Talus bone is , this diagram should help , and this is what Ida might have looked like with fur , a bit Marmoset looking i think ?



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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2009, 11:00:06 PM »

Are we all German and not African , i wonder now ???? (monkey)(monkey)(thinker)
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2009, 11:04:24 PM »

One other thing about Ida they discovered looking at her bones is the poor thing had a broken wrist at some point in her life , you can even see the fracture and re-growth of bone on the fossil (monkey)
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Re: great great aunt ida
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2009, 11:30:55 PM »

i still say we came from the water billions of years ago...

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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2009, 07:30:23 AM »

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i still say we came from the water billions of years ago...

48 years ago in my case pc31, was a proper water baby for nine months

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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2009, 08:49:50 AM »

The fanfare and hype around this has been amazing. She's The Beatles of the fossil world. With all the creationist malarkey being tossed about recently science needed Something Big. And out pops Ida. Score: Evolution 1 God 0.  Lord be praised it's a miracle.
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Re: great great aunt ida
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2009, 10:12:16 AM »

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48 years ago in my case pc31, was a proper water baby for nine months

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48 years ago???i thought you were older than me..... ;D

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The fanfare and hype around this has been amazing. She's The Beatles of the fossil world. With all the creationist malarkey being tossed about recently science needed Something Big. And out pops Ida. Score: Evolution 1 God 0.  Lord be praised it's a miracle.
careful with those 4 letter words kev... ;D



 

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