Ardipithecus Ramidus...A Hoax?

Fossil Skeleton From Africa Predates Lucy New York Times

Lucy's not your mama anymore. Ardi is. Lucy turns out to be more than a million years too young. That's right, the newest fossil skeleton out of Africa to take the title of "the earliest known skeleton from the human branch of the primate family tree," is Ardipithecus ramidus. Its fossil remains, a fairly complete skeleton presented by scientists on Thursday, are thought to be 4.4 million years old. Worlds Before Our Own, indeed! This whole thing is suspect.
This is the critical part of the article:

"Ardi, short for Ardipithecus ramidus, is the newest fossil skeleton out of
Africa to take its place in the gallery of human origins. At an age of 4.4
million years, it lived well before and was much more primitive than the
famous 3.2-million-year-old Lucy, of the species Australopithecus afarensis."

Dr. Esteban Sarmiento commented on this on the MNBRT Radio show Sunday night. He said science is now all about research dollars. It is now a competition to outdo your opponent. That is why scientist are under pressure to find the "OLDEST" fossil because it drives research money. The scientist that found this fossil would never claim that it was just a descendant of a chimp. They have to now fudge their study to show that it may be a human. They, of course, cannot prove this. The genetic split between ape and humans happened 3 million years ago. The genetic and DNA lab test conclude this. To claim otherwise is a misrepresentation of facts, and entering into the area of a hoax. Bad science. Bad science.
I have a link to the interview below.

This sort of thing, I believe, is going on in the "GLOBAL WARMING" scam.

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