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October 22, 2009

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Wow.

I can't wait for the publicity blitz and documentary on this conclusion.

Yes, that was sarcasm.

Right Mo. I’ll be waiting for all that publicity as well. See, people already saw the news about Ida. They saw it, maybe in passing, and thought, “yep, there’s more evidence”. Now nothing. That's how so much misinformation gets spread - just ask those that criticized Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth. There are still people that think everything in that movie is true. And recently, there are still people that think Rush Limbaugh praised slavery. All because the damage is done first – and no one wants to do clean up.

Where are those "scientists" who proclaimed this as a missing link? I'm betting they aren't being castigated or losing their tenure over it.

But a guy like Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez loses his tenure for NOT even bringing ID into his classroom but for thinking it.

That's about par for the course with the Darwinian Fascists.

"See, people already saw the news about Ida. They saw it, maybe in passing, and thought, “yep, there’s more evidence”. Now nothing."

Check out the coverage of the NYTimes of this story last May. That coverage leaned MUCH more in the "There's a lot of manufactured hype over something that may not be all that significant" camp than in the "They've finally found it!" camp.

See...
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/20/lets-not-go-ape-over-ida/?scp=1&sq=ida%20%22missing%20link%22&st=cse

and

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/19/business/media/19fossil.html?scp=5&sq=ida%20%22missing%20link%22&st=cse

Pretty fair coverage, I would say.

I also thought the coverage at the time, despite the attempts of the proponents, was very fair. It was so fair that I gleaned from the popular press that this was nothing to get excited about - unless you are (rightfully) excited by any new and pristine fossils.

I remembering reading articles about "Ida" and my first thought was, "It looks more like a possum than a missing link to a human." I don't, however, recall reading any articles that weren't going ga-ga over it being the 'missing link'. I guess I must have missed those articles.

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