Monday, September 25, 2006

"Lucy's little sister"

Found. In Ethiopia not far from the original skeleton named "Lucy" after the song "Lucy in the sky with diamonds" by the Beatles. The most complete skeleton of an Astralopithecus afarensis, living 3.3 million years ago. A 3 year old girl. To me, this is really exciting!

Studying archaeology at BYU made this kind of discovery really controversial. Are we really made in God's image? Why didn't early humans look like we do today? I read a number of different theories on the subject and loved to read the most outlandish of them all because we all know that truth can only arise out of wrong guesses--if you're afraid to guess, you'll probably never find the truth. I would always rather be moving in some direction than none at all.

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