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However, detailed studies of the inner ear, skulls, and bones have suggested that Lucy and her kind were not on the way to becoming human. They may have walked more upright than most apes, but not in the human manner. Australopithecus afarensis is very similar to the pygmy chimpanzee. indd 55 12/11/2002, 12:50:11 PM 56 evolution: fact or fable? more different from modern African apes and humans than the latter two are from each other. They are not an intermediate form, but are unique. Homo habilis: There is a growing consensus amongst most paleoanthropologists that this category actually includes bits and pieces of various other types, such as Australopithecus and Homo erectus.

Indd 26 12/11/2002, 12:50:05 PM the geologic column and index fossils 27 This all sounds good in theory, but in actuality the only place that the geologic column is ever found is in textbooks. 1 In other words, you can’t take a drill, bore down into the earth, and from the core samples retrieved see the geologic column of fossils and rocks stacked up one upon another. Evolutionist scientists admit this, but the fact that students are taught the geologic column shows the bias that secular, humanist education takes.

After 33 generations, two such random humans will probably differ by two mutations, since there will be two separate lines of inheritance and statistically one mutation along each line. After 66 generations, two randomly chosen humans will differ by about four mutations. After 100 generations, they will differ by about six mutations. After 300 generations, they will differ by about 18 mutations, the typically observed value in humans today. indd 46 12/11/2002, 12:50:09 PM evolution: fact or fable?

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