Ida Not Human Ancestor

Ida not human ancestor, according an article in ScienceNOW 21 October 2009 and Nature, vol 461, p1040, 22 October 2009. More scepticism about the highly publicised fossil nicknamed Ida has emerged after palaeontologists analysed another fossil primate. Erik Seiffert of Stony Brook University in New York and Elwyn Simons of Duke University in Durham, North […]

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Ida Hype Fails To Impress Experts

Ida hype fails to impress experts, according to articles in Live Science, ScienceNOW and Access Research Network, The Guardian and Wall Street Journal 20 May 2009. The small primate fossil nicknamed Ida was launched into the public eye with a blaze of media hyperbole involving a Museum show presided over by Mayor Bloomberg of New […]

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Ida Fossil is Irrelevant

Ida fossil is irrelevant claims Scientific American August 2009 in an article entitled “Weak Link: Fossil Darwinius Has Its 15 Minutes”. Ida is the nickname of a remarkably well preserved fossil of a small mammal whose discovery was announced to the world in May 2009 with a blaze of publicity and extraordinary claims including the […]

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