After much anticipation (mostly by me!) we went to a preview of the EXTREME MAMMALS exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History last night… and it was AMAZING! You have to go check it out for yourself.
Some of the highlights were the Sugar Glider, the Uintatherium, and the ultra-huge Indricotherium, which you get to see, and walk under, as you enter the exhibit. Weighing up to a massive 20 tons as an adult, these poor guys died out when the existing vegetation could not sustain their appetites. The smallest mammal that ever lived, Batodonoides, were particularly creepy looking. They were so small they could sit on the edge of a pen and the exhibit claimed that they “could be sitting right on your shoulder and you would hardly know it.” Yikes.
Timed perfectly with this exhibit, the news broke yesterday that the missing link in the human evolutionary chain has been found! A 47-million-year-old fossilized skeleton of this ‘lemur-monkey’ hybrid has “human-like nails instead of claws, and opposable big toes” which places her “at the very root of human evolution…”
All this talk about extinction and evolution got me thinking that to dispute that we’re all just animals evolved from other animals is pretty insane. With this further compelling confirmation of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, how can we claim humans were dropped on this earth buy one Creator?
Santigold – Creator:
For those of you who don’t know Santigold – you can check her out on myspace here. Her debut album, Santogold, was released in April, 2008.
(Editor’s note: She has gone back and forth with the spelling of her name – currently it’s Santigold but it was Santogold for the album.)