Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The Overhype--It Burns!
Surely you've all heard of Ida the Adapid by now. She has, perhaps, been oversold. She is not the "Holy Grail" of paleontology, nor does she cure cancer, though you wouldn't know that based on the mainstream media, who is going apeshit insane over this relatively vanilla fossil (save for its awesome preservation). No time right now to comment further, but read all those links and this one too for a pretty complete picture of the animal's relevance.