Updates posted at articles end. Original article posted Wed 20 May 2009.
This new fossil which I blogged about yesterday is being hailed everywhere as the missing link. Even look at Google’s home page today (see the Google doodle here), and what they have done to honor this find! However, World Net Daily has an excellent article up, with an interview with Ken Ham and many others. Some of the scientists are trying to get the media reports to tone down their sensationalism of this find, even saying that it is NOT the missing link, but the problem they are having, is that a headline like MISSING LINK FOUND! sells a lot more newspapers than a headline like LEMUR ANCESTOR FOSSIL FOUND!
22 May Update: Answers in Genesis has posted an informative article, quoting all the scientists who were unconvinced of the "missing link" claim, and the problems in the science which may have been a result of media pressure brought to bear on the researchers. Once again, it appears the media slants the coverage to present something as fact, which it wishes was fact, however, the actual facts themselves, under scrutiny, hardly bear out their claims.