At least some others have the courage to stand for what they believe even in the face of potential criticism.
What is evolution? In other words, what is core to the theory — and not forfeitable? It’s naturalism. Period.
Whatever Ardi was, everyone agrees the fossils was initially badly crushed and needed extensive reconstruction.
Far from “a nice clean example” of “gradualistic evolutionary change” that has “no gaps,” the fossil record shows a dramatic discontinuity.
What does it mean to say that a theory is “in crisis”? It’s not enough to point out that a theory is inconsistent with evidence.