Harari’s conjecture — “There are no gods” — forms the very basis for everything he says in the rest of the book.
Earlier this year an ID-friendly scientist contacted me to ask my opinion of the book. He mentioned a former Christian who had lost his faith after reading it.
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?