Thursday, September 21, 2006

Lucy 2.0

Apropos of my recent post about how creationists can't tell if hominid fossils are 100% human or 100% ape, there's been a major find of a juvenile Australopithicus fossil in Ethiopia. Nick has the scoop at the 'Thumb. They named her Selam, which means "peace" in Ethiopian. Funny enough, the original australopithicine, Lucy, was named so because the Beatles' Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds was playing in camp when the researchers returned after their discovery. And as we all know, Lucy, Sky, Diamonds = L.S.D. So they named the first australopithicine after a hallucinogenic drug, and the second one they named after peace. What a bunch of damned hippies.