Who Cares About a Dead Lemur?
Organizations with the word “Family” in their name are invariably fundamentalists and creationists (with the possible exception of “Family Planning”), and OneNewsNow, the website of the “American Family News Network,” is a case in point as they react to the news of the “Ida” fossil by consulting Ken Ham, leader of the young earth creationist group Answers in Genesis. Ham’s conclusion: it’s just a dead animal. Big deal.
The ministry has stated: “Because the fossil is similar to a modern lemur (a small, tailed, tree-climbing primate), it’s unlikely that creationists need any interpretation of the ‘missing link’ other than that it was a small, tailed, probably tree-climbing, and now extinct primate — from a kind created on Day 6 of Creation Week.
Aren’t you glad that’s settled?
If you want to weigh in on the issue, OneNewsNow has helpfully put up a poll asking the question, “Do you believe you evolved from an ape-like creature?”
I don’t think it’s going the way they hoped.