Initially, Ardi was widely called the “oldest human ancestor,” due to its supposed skeletal traits that indicated an early bipedal (upright walking) species.
Proponents of the ruling theory tell us that we are all undoubtedly intelligent enough to fully grasp their theory, as long as we concur with it.
Major discoveries in paleoanthropology that have made 2017 a kind of annus horribilis for the established scientific consensus on human evolution.
There are conflicting evidences, a lack of details, opposing hypotheses held with great confidence, and a wide range of explanatory mechanisms that are routinely used as needed.
When Ardipithecus ramidus (“Ardi”) was first unveiled to the world in 2009, the media went bananas.