Oldest Known Primate Fossil

New fossil described as the oldest known primate. 7 million years older than previously known primate fossils. This new find (well I say new find but according to the article, they have been working on the paper about this fossil for 10 years) has been dubbed Archicebus. 

Going by the tree representation at the link, this critter is at a major fork in our ancestral tree. If you like this kind of stuff, click the link below for a must read article. I do love living in the information age.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130605133552.htm

In a semi related topic, noted creationist, famed liar, and the P.T. Barnum of our time, Ken Ham…gets his trousers all in a bunch because someone called him an ape. It’s hilarious how he acts about the situation, as if he knows better, and implores his dim witted followers to go watch the video. Here: http://freethoughtblogs.com/aronra 

or here: http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/

Relative comments and conjecture at both sites. Did I mention how much I love living in the information age?

Hey Hambone, we are all apes…dumb-ass!

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