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Its better to just forget the entire concept of "missing link" CA.

It's more helpful to think in terms of "most-recent common ancestor" in comparing different primate and hominid species.

As far as I know Orrorin tugenensis (6 mya) is the oldest known member of our human lineage since the most-recent common ancestor between humans, apes and chimps.

Even older around 7 million years ago Sahelanthropus tchadensis lived and was a common ancestor of humans and chimps but possibly not of other apes. So ST was a common ancestor of humans and chimps, but not other apes.

Even longer ago there must have been a common ancestor between the man-chimp line and the other apes.

But new things are being found ever year, just not a fictional "missing link".

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The missing link is still missing 176 Citizen Attorney 29-Nov-06 13:29
I don't believe thre's a missing link per se. 372 Duncan Kunz 29-Nov-06 16:49
Re: I don't believe thre's a missing link per se. 218 Susan Doris 29-Nov-06 20:00
Reed Richards as the Missing Link? 121 Me 30-Nov-06 00:59
Brother Dawkins 132 Duncan Kunz 30-Nov-06 16:52
Re: Brother Dawkins 123 Susan Doris 30-Nov-06 19:20
Well-said, Duncan. 121 AndyBlackard 30-Nov-06 22:12
Re: Well-said, Duncan. 143 Duncan Kunz 01-Dec-06 16:04
Re: Well-said, Duncan. 102 AndyBlackard 01-Dec-06 16:13
Re: Well-said, Duncan. 140 Citizen Attorney 02-Dec-06 03:39
Re: Well-said, Duncan. 119 Me 02-Dec-06 23:34
Re: Well-said, Duncan. 140 AndyBlackard 03-Dec-06 02:52
Re: Well-said, Duncan. 170 Susan Doris 03-Dec-06 08:19
Re: Well-said, Duncan. 131 Citizen Attorney 03-Dec-06 03:44
Re: Well-said, Duncan. 105 AndyBlackard 03-Dec-06 04:49
Brain Size and diet? 102 W_C_Sally 03-Dec-06 08:33
Re: Brain Size and diet? 97 AndyBlackard 03-Dec-06 12:37
Re: Brain Size and diet? 118 Me 03-Dec-06 23:52
Best ratio is 50 - 50, usually not the norm, but in olden days, ?? 139 W_C_Sally 13-Dec-06 06:34
Re: The missing link is still missing 82 Raja 29-Nov-06 17:55
Re: The missing link is still missing 119 Raja 29-Nov-06 18:45
Re: The missing link is still missing 100 Duncan Kunz 30-Nov-06 17:08
Re: The missing link is still missing 96 Raja 30-Nov-06 21:11
Re: The missing link is still missing, oh no, there he is! 128 Me 01-Dec-06 00:09
Re: The missing link is still missing, oh no, there he is! 120 Raja 02-Dec-06 09:26


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