I really don’t know why you didn’t realize that the time for debate is over and instead insisted upon humiliating yourselves with “An Inconvenient Truth” type of documentary about your Missing Link “discovery”.
Ida, the fossil hailed as ancestor of man, ‘wasn’t even a close relative
IT WAS billed as one of the most important fossil finds in history, a “missing link” that would challenge everything we knew about human evolution.
Darwinius masillae, the primitive primate that was unveiled to the world with huge fanfare and a Sir David Attenborough documentary in May, seems now to have been less of a missing link than an evolutionary dead end. Far from being an ancestor to humans, the lemur-like creature from 47 million years ago belongs to an entirely different branch of the primate family tree that has left no known descendants, research has indicated…. [full article here]
I understand you need to do something to justify all your grants and stuff, but come on. I’m no paleontologist, but even I know that the missing link has already been discovered. Exhibit A:
Don’t take my word for it — just ask him yourself. He still remembers, and speaks fondly of, the primordial ooze from whence he came.