Considering the number of fossils attributed to the human lineage, an absence of such fossils for the great African ape lineages raises an obvious suspicion.
Initially, Ardi was widely called the “oldest human ancestor,” due to its supposed skeletal traits that indicated an early bipedal (upright walking) species.
What happened to the femur? Did the original discoverers hold on to the bones to stonewall an analysis with a conclusion they didn’t like?
The citation is to one of my earliest writings on the topic of human origins, an article I published in an old ID journal.
Mathematician Granville Sewell describes how atheists often argue that scientists cannot appeal to design since they cannot explain the origin of the designer.