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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 128 Citizen Attorney 29-Nov-06 13:29
I don't believe thre's a missing link per se. 332 Duncan Kunz 29-Nov-06 16:49
Re: I don't believe thre's a missing link per se. 165 Susan Doris 29-Nov-06 20:00
Reed Richards as the Missing Link? 63 Me 30-Nov-06 00:59
Brother Dawkins 78 Duncan Kunz 30-Nov-06 16:52
Re: Brother Dawkins 86 Susan Doris 30-Nov-06 19:20
Well-said, Duncan. 80 AndyBlackard 30-Nov-06 22:12
Re: Well-said, Duncan. 95 Duncan Kunz 01-Dec-06 16:04
Re: Well-said, Duncan. 72 AndyBlackard 01-Dec-06 16:13
Re: Well-said, Duncan. 102 Citizen Attorney 02-Dec-06 03:39
Re: Well-said, Duncan. 73 Me 02-Dec-06 23:34
Re: Well-said, Duncan. 92 AndyBlackard 03-Dec-06 02:52
Re: Well-said, Duncan. 111 Susan Doris 03-Dec-06 08:19
Re: Well-said, Duncan. 81 Citizen Attorney 03-Dec-06 03:44
Re: Well-said, Duncan. 80 AndyBlackard 03-Dec-06 04:49
Brain Size and diet? 72 W_C_Sally 03-Dec-06 08:33
Re: Brain Size and diet? 76 AndyBlackard 03-Dec-06 12:37
Re: Brain Size and diet? 73 Me 03-Dec-06 23:52
Best ratio is 50 - 50, usually not the norm, but in olden days, ?? 94 W_C_Sally 13-Dec-06 06:34
Re: The missing link is still missing 49 Raja 29-Nov-06 17:55
Re: The missing link is still missing 89 Raja 29-Nov-06 18:45
Re: The missing link is still missing 75 Duncan Kunz 30-Nov-06 17:08
Re: The missing link is still missing 49 Raja 30-Nov-06 21:11
Re: The missing link is still missing, oh no, there he is! 99 Me 01-Dec-06 00:09
Re: The missing link is still missing, oh no, there he is! 72 Raja 02-Dec-06 09:26


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