OH THOSES BONE—KNUCKLES AND WRISTS!
Good afternoon all you good people out there! I have had and struggle this past week to get into the mode for productivity. Sometimes I just feel like I’m dragging along and can’t get into the swing of things!
Speaking of swinging, this week we are going to look into the differences between a knuckle walking ape, arboreal (treeswinging) apes, and total bipedalism (walking upright) such as us humans do, and how all that comes into play with the “missing link species” presented as fact to the world.
Let’s take a look at just one such famous candidate; Lucy. Lucy,
(Australopithecus afarensis), is often depicted as a very convincing missing link. But “Oddly enough, though, some of the most convincing evidence against Lucy’s proposed bipedalism comes not from her lower extremities but from her wrists. Evolutionists Brian Richmond and David Strait compared the skeletal morphology of living knuckle-walking primates to the bones of Australopithecus afarensis. Lucy’s
bones show the features used to lock the wrist for secure knuckle-walking seen in modern knuckle-walkers.
|Since there were no bones found
for Lucy’s feet and hands, why
are they depicted as human? This
is false information.
|Lucy’s skeletion. The
v-shpaed jaw bone and
the pelvis indicate this
creature was a primate,
not human or something
“In addition to wrists designed for knuckle-walking, Richmond and Strait noted that Lucy also had neck, shoulder, arm, finger, and toe anatomy suited to arboreal life. They believed Lucy was adding bipedal abilities to her already efficient ‘repertoire consisting of terrestrial knuckle-walking, arboreal climbing and occasional suspensory activities, not unlike that observed in chimpanzees today.’ They question why such a creature would evolve bipedalism. Bipedal locomotion would likely make a forest creature more visible and vulnerable to predators. Thus, even if one were to accept Berge’s implications that a different kind of bipedalism had evolved in Lucy without loss of her arboreal abilities, one would
|Take a look at the human wrist and finger bones…completely different. There is no other
“species” that has mankind’s skeleton. We are unique, just as God intended.
|The depiction on the left labeled “Pan” is that of a
In addition a study by Kivell TL, & Schmitt D (2009) for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America PMID: 19667206, show that “Gorillas are physically larger than chimpanzees, so it might be expected that
“As Kivell and Schmitt note, gorillas and chimpanzees are not the
“Surprisingly, some of the “knuckle-walking features” of the chimpanzee wrist are seen in arboreal, quadrupedal primates. It may be, then, that the traits of the chimpanzee wrist commonly associated with knuckle-walking are actually adaptations to climbing in the trees. Perhaps, the authors hypothesize, this is because the primates that exhibit this wrist-limiting morphology extend their wrists to grasp with their hands while moving on all fours in trees. If they are correct the wrist
morphology of chimpanzees may have more to do with what the apes do in the trees than what they do on the ground.”
|Skeleton of a gorilla hand. Note the finger bones
themselves are curved, not just the hand.
All of the proposed missing human links have features that show they were either knuckle walking/arboreal apes or humans. Only true humans have human wrists and knuckle/finger bones. Imagine that. You could almost think everything was intelligently designed! Lol!
Until next week, God bless, and take care!
This week in the night skies: The new moon was last night, so look for a very slime crescent in the skies tonight. For all of you who have missed the equinox…it was exactly one month ago today (March 20th). Also for all of you living south of the equator, there have been a lot of aurora alerts this past two weeks.I recommend astroblogger.blosgspot.com for fairly good, up-to-date info on that.