The Fall of Lucy?

Mention Australopithecus afarensis, and you invariably get proponents of algae-to-ape evolution get all worked up and claim it's evidence of humanity's first ancestor, and if you disagree, you're a liar. Such excitement shows not only intolerance of other views, but ignores controversy among evolutionists about the bones.

This ape is commonly called Lucy (although researchers Häusler & Schmid claim that Lucy is a male, and should be renamed Lucifer). One anthropologist seemed to be trippin' out when he had a vision of it falling out of the tree, bless her heart. So, did Lucy have a great fall? Maybe she had a great summer, too. That fall may have looked like this "Far Side" fantasy.

New stories from Planet Darwin about our alleged ancestor "Lucy" are circulating. Did the ape fall out of a tree? Some researchers didn't do enough work.
Full replica of Lucy's (Australopithecus afarensis) skeleton in the
Museo Nacional de AntropologĂ­a at Mexico City.

Image credit: danrha / Wikimedia Commons
There are many stories swirling around Darwin's home world that are put together to support the storyline that the critter walked upright and was on the way to becoming human; the narrative dictates the evidence, and not the other way around. All we have is an incomplete skeleton, but "artistic license" gives Lucy human-looking eyes, expressions, and is walking upright. Mighty convincing to people who don't care about actual evidence.

So, did the funny monkey get rabies and lose its balance, falling to its death? There is some evidence of Lucy falling down, but since the narrative controls the evidence for some owlhoots, they neglected to explore other possibilities to explain what is observed (evolutionists do that stuff). However, there are some evolutionists who reject the concept of a fall. Too bad they don't reject common-ancestor evolution that has no evidence, and admit that the evidence actually shows that we were Created — without evolution — a few thousand years ago.
Everyone loves a mystery, and scientists are no exception. Take the famous Piltdown man—an amalgamation of medieval human and orangutan parts fraudulently cobbled-together and offered to the world as a real transitional ape-man. Was that human ancestral hoax the result of a conspiracy or the work of one man? A recent study has declared that the perpetrator was a single individual. . .

Now the authors of a study in Nature claim to have solved human history’s oldest cold case: how and why our iconic, supposed ancestor Lucy died. And just as the scientific community originally fell for the fraudulent Piltdown man because it showed evolutionists the ape-man they assumed existed, so the authors of Lucy’s forensic analysis have colored their ultimate conclusions to fit their own evolutionary assumptions. They have started with interesting observations—possibly discovering Lucy’s cause of death—but then interpreted them within the context of an evolutionary story tailored to the personified Lucy of their dreams.
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