Monday, October 31, 2005

So, I am not the missing link!

Descended from the apes! My dear, let us hope that it is not true, but if it is, let us pray that it will not become generally known.
- The wife of the Bishop of Worcester upon hearing of 'Origins', quoted by Patricia G. Horan, Foreword, The origin of species, Avenel Books, New York, Edition 1979.
That is my favourite evolution-intelligent design quote from the editorial of Prof. Balaram. Apparently, the missing link (dashing the hopes of the wife of Bishop of Worcester) between apes and modern man has been found; he is known as 'The Turkana Boy' (And, I heaved a sigh of relief). Here is an informative interview with paleontologist Richard Leakey; link via John Hawks.


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