I love news articles about science, and as any reader of this blog knows, I particularly like Darwin’s theories because of their many potential uses. So, imagine my interest when I saw this article about the discovery of fossil remains of a creature that some scientists consider the “missing link” between the rest of the animal world and modern humans. Very cool! Notch another bit of tangible evidence in support of the theory of natural selection.
One admirable thing about real science is the willingness of scientists to disagree about theories and then test those disagreements through formulation of hypotheses and the use of the scientific method. So, it also was heartening to see that some scientists are downplaying, somewhat, the significance of the fossil find. Healthy disputes and vigorous debate are what science is all about.