Was discovered in 1974
About 40% of the fossil was found
Claimed to be 3.5 million years old
Claimed to be bipedal (walked upright)
"I noticed that the ribs were more round in cross-section, more like what you see in apes. Human ribs are flatter in cross-section. But the shape of the rib cage itself was the biggest surprise of all. The human rib cage is barrel shaped, and I just couldn't get Lucy's ribs to fit this kind of shape."
Peter Schmid (paleontologist at the Anthropological Institute in Zurich) Quoted from Origins reconsidered: In Search of What Makes Us Human by Richard Leakey and Roger Lewin
"The australopithecines known over the last several decades ... are now irrevocably removed from a place in the evolution of human bipedalism, ..."
Charles Oxnard (professor of anatomy and leading expert on australopithecine fossils), The Order of Man: A Biomathematical Anatomy of the Primates, 1984, p. 332
Dr. Barney Maddox, the leading genetic Genome researcher, said concerning the genetic differences, "Now the genetic difference between human and the his nearest relative, the chimpanzee, is at least 1.6%. That doesn't sound like much, but calculated out, that is a gap of at least 48,000,000 nucleotides, and a change of only 3 nucleotides is fatal to the animal; there is no possibility of change."
Human Genome Project, Quantitative a Disproof of Evolution, CEM Facts Sheets. Cited in Doubts about Evolution?
Nearly all experts agree Lucy was a 3 foot tall chimpanzee.
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