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?
If I gave you 15 seconds you could come up with a pat evolutionary just-so story to account for this, speculating on what reproductive advantage it serves.
Self-degradation, like the “Galileo legend,” is a vital fuel from Darwinism. Plus, “Another failed prediction” of evolutionary theory.
The student, who attends a public university, is worried about how this kind of indoctrination bodes for the future. I am too.