Posted by Vishva News Reporter on May 20, 2009


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Jorn Hurum of the Museum of Natural History in New York and the University of Oslo shows a slide of a 47-million-year-old primate fossil known as Ida at a news conference in New York on Tuesday.
Scientists said the monkey-like creature, about 58 cm long specimen of fossil primate ever found
 in Germany’s Messel Pit, a crater rich in Eocene Epoch fossils
could be the "missing link" in apt to human evolution.....


Objections to evolution
have been raised ever since various evolutionary ideas came to prominence around the stat of the nineteenth century.


These ideas that natural laws controlled the development of nature and society gained vast popular audiences with George Combe's The Constitution of Man of 1828 and the anonymous Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation of 1844.

When Charles Darwin published his 1859 book On the Origin of Species, he gradually convinced most of the scientific community that evolution was a valid and empirically established hypothesis.

In the 1930s and 1940s scientists produced the modern evolutionary synthesis, which combined Darwin's theory of natural selection with population genetics.

Since this period, the existence of evolutionary processes, and the ability of the modern evolutionary synthesis to explain how and why these processes occur, have been uncontroversial among biologists.


After the production of the modern synthesis, nearly all criticisms of evolution have come from religious sources, rather than the scientific community.

However, many Christians who believe in God as the Creator do not see evolution as a threat to their beliefs thus accepting the theory and process.

Among these theistic evolutionists are many respected theologians who claim to have gained theological insights from evolution.

A minority of Christians rejected evolution from its outset as "heresy", but most attempted to reconcile scientific evolution with Biblical accounts of creation.

Islam accepts the natural evolution of plants and animals, but the origin of man is contested and no consensus has emerged. (you can continue reading this line of thought on Wikipedia website by clicking here
(contributed by Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry from his vED study and vED library)
In the entire corpus of knowledge called vED = SCIENCES OF LIFE AND CREATION which is in sNskRUt language the following is repeated about the origin of the universe we live in and all creations that have existed, exists right now and will exists in future:

-   Each and every creation is a distinct life-design and has its own life-design-birth origin within its own species and with its own life purpose and path but is designed to co-exist and co-sustain with all others;

-  In our universe called bRHmaaNd there are 14 basic domains of existence each called lok...and beyond these 14-lok there are 28 viSH'ANu-lok, 56 shiv-lok, and 120-lok of various status of existence of aat`maa (souls) leading to being one with Creator
prm-bRH`m....Humans  exist in pRUthvii-lok along with animal and plant world on solid ground...... 

-  Creation occurs in repetitive cycles of 4.32 million years called chtuAR-yug (4-time era each with different existential qualities)...with 1000 such chtuAR-yug making one day of pRjaapti bRH`maa - the creator of every creation with His sub-creators....meaning one bRH`maa-day equal 4.32 billion years followed by a bRH`maa-night of 4.32 billion years in which all creations attain ly meaning each of them with its aat`maa and its suKSH`m-body becomes inactive and rest in suspended animation to become active again in the next bRH`maa-day....bRH`maa has a life of 100 years of 360 days each....meaning a total life of 311 trillion 40 billion years when bRH`maa attains ly in Creator bRH`m....

-  Each and every creation is cyclically created in the distinct naam (Name) and ruup (Form) to receive its kARm-fl (fruits of kARm of  previous lives) since it inception in the first chtuAR-yug or somewhere along the way of bRHmaa-life....

SO HERE COMES THE QUESTION: .....what is the fit of the current biology understanding and various religious understanding of life and creation which keeps evolving and changing in knowledge on this planet called Earth (which is not pRUthvii as is usually translated from sNskRUt to English) to the above vEDik Take......

PVAF invites you to contribute your knowledge through discussion with PVAF/Mistry and/or publishing on this web site by either clicking the POST A COMMENT button in the header of this news and/or sending an email to PVAF by clicking here

But while reflecting on the above question.... you should read the complete news on the 1983 discovery of the 47 million years old primate fossil skeleton Darwinius Masillae but dubbed Ida...the monkey-like creature, about 58 centimeters long, preserved through the ages in Germany’s Messel Pit, a crater rich in Eocene Epoch fossils...but only recently being thought to be the common ancestor to humans, apes and other primates.....by clicking on the next line to go to the next page of this news.....


 Missing link ‘no longer missing,’ scientists declare....

Importance of 47-million-year-old primate fossil skeleton found in 1983 not known until now....

Edmonton Journal: 20 May 2009 : Luis Torres De La Llosa: New York: Mike Segar, Reuters

Scientists in New York unveiled Tuesday the skeleton of what they said could be the common ancestor to humans, apes and other primates.

The tiny creature, officially known as Darwinius masillae but dubbed Ida, lived 47 million years ago and is unusually well preserved, missing only part of a leg, or five per cent of the skeleton.

The finding, described Tuesday in the PloS ONE scientific journal, was displayed at a press conference at New York’s Natural History Museum, and is due to be the subject of a documentary on the History Channel, BBC and other broadcasters.

Organizers said scientists led by Norway’s fossil expert, Prof. Jorn Hurum, worked for two years on Ida, first discovered in 1983 by private collectors who failed to understand her importance — and split the bones into two lots.

The monkey-like creature, about 58 centimetres long, was preserved through the ages in Germany’s Messel Pit, a crater rich in Eocene Epoch fossils.

Although bearing a long tail, she had several human characteristics, including an opposable thumb, short arms and legs, and forward facing eyes. She also lacked two key elements of modern lemurs: a grooming claw and a row of lower teeth known as the toothcomb. 

“This is the first link to all humans — truly a fossil that links world heritage,” Hurum said in a statement.

David Attenborough, the renowned British naturalist and broadcaster, said the “little creature is going to show us our connection with all the rest of the mammals.”

“The link they would have said until now is missing … it is no longer missing,” he said.

Ida gives a glimpse into a time when the world was just taking its present shape. Dinosaurs were extinct, the Himalayas were forming and a huge range of mammals thrived in vast jungles.

According to the international team, Ida had suffered a badly broken wrist and this might have been her undoing. The theory is that while drinking from the Messel lake she was overcome by carbon dioxide fumes and fell in.

“Ida slipped into unconsciousness, was washed into the lake and sunk to the bottom, where the unique conditions preserved her for 47 million years,” a statement said.

Her last meal shows she was a herbivore. Gut contents revealed remains of fruits, seeds and leaves.

“This fossil is so complete. Everything’s there. It’s unheard of in the primate record at all. You have to get to human burial to see something that’s this complete,” Hurum said.

The press conference was unusually strongly hyped for a scientific event and the announcement was tied into a media campaign including the release of the documentary

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