The Ida fossil? I dunno …

Here’s David Warren on Ida, our supposed fossil ancestor:

The principal hype artist in this case – Dr. Hurum mentioned above — has done several similar splashes. The last one he styled “Predator X.” It was mounted on the discovery in Svalbard of part of the jaw of a large and carnivorous Pliosaur that swam the oceans of the Jurassic. That, too, was nothing special: just a better-than-usual chunk of fossil evidence for an animal that was hardly new to science. But an integrated multi-media presentation of a science fiction monster, extrapolated loosely from that jaw fragment, was ready-to-air when the discovery was announced.

PS: Look how low the dying Los Angeles Times needs to reach, in order to malign results-driven schools.

Also just up at The Post-Darwinist:

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