Friday, August 11, 2017


by Bob Walsh

It is possible than an American archeologist has come up with significant fossil evidence of a missing common ancestor of both humans and apes.

Isaiah Nengo is from DeAnza College in the S. F. Bay Area. He and the people on his dig in Kenya found a remarkably intact skull of what is being called Nyanzapithecus alesi, which is being classified as an ape rather than a proto-human.

The skull is that of an infant and is about the size of a modern lemon. It resembles a modern Gibbon. There have been fragmentary discoveries that leaned in this direction, but this intact skull is really a big deal. Alesi was about 16 months old when he or she died. The cause of death is not known. The skull was covered in volcanic ash, which preserved it in excellent condition.

Current thinking is that humans and apes split off from a probable common ancestor 6 or 7 million years ago.

Nengo is a native of Kenya and has been on staff at DeAnza for 14 years.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Bob you are going to hell for posting this anti-biblical trash. Us east Texans know that life started when God made Adam and Eve. And that was only 6,000 years ago. While you may have an ape for an ancestor, us God fearing folks most certainly do not.


Anonymous said...

Have a rib.

bob walsh said...

My ancestors are Scots-Irish. The gods only know where that family tree goes.