On Thu, 4 Sep 2008 15:58:46 -0500, the following appeared in
talk.origins, posted by "adman" :
>> On Thu, 4 Sep 2008 15:25:12 -0500, "adman" wrote in
>> bignews1.bellsouth.net> :
>>> Adrienne Zihlman, U.C. Santa Cruze, said, "Zihlman compares the pigmy
>>> chimpanzee to 'Lucy', one of the oldest hominid fossils known, and
>>> finds the similarities striking. They are almost identical in body
>>> size, in stature and in brain size...
>> At this point the text says:
>> ..., she notes, and the major differences (the hip and the foot)
>> represent the younger Lucy's adaptation to bipedal walking (Lucy,
>> officially called Australopithecus afarensis, has been dated at
>> 3.6 million years, although that date has recently been
>> challenged [SN: 1/11/83, p. 5]). These commonalities, Zihlman
>>> indicates that pygmy chimps use their limbs much the
>>> same way Lucy did..."
>> Followed by:
>> ...--and that they inherited those habits from the same ancestor.
>>> Science News, Vol. 123, Feb. 5, 1983, p89
>>> So Good-bye Lucy! Au revoir Archaeopteryx! R.I.P. Darwin!
>> Note how Lucy has the adaptation of bipedal walking? A transitional
>> form if there ever was one! Also note the phrase "they inherited those
>> habits from the same ancestor".
>do you have proof of this ancestor?
Of course; it's declared in the paper you referenced. See
above: "...they inherited those habits from the same
*Do* try to keep up, at least with your own cites.
"Evidence confirming an observation is
evidence that the observation is wrong."