Makeover with Lucy!

Today we will learn how to get a makeover with Lucy! Her remains, transformed miraculously (intentional use of the word) into an attractive semi-human creature, along with others, have been used to attempt to prove a link between ape-like ancestors and we humans. If you think the evidence is undeniable, and if you’ve resigned yourself to it, you’ve been successfully misled.

Lucy…after her makeover!

I here outline just a few of the claimed links between humans and ape-like creatures, and the demise of those claims, which you probably haven’t been told about. Look at your purported ancestors, read about their diminishment, and come to your own honest conclusions.


Below is an aritst’s impression of primate Eoisimus, once thought by many to be in our ancestral line. It’s a lemur-like monkey found in China. The image has been constructed from scant scraps of bone. Encyclopedia Brittanica puts it this way:

Eosimias, a tiny fossil known mainly by jaws and a few foot bones…”

She may look attractive and fully-formed here, thanks to the artist, but on the way to being human? Really? The primate’s Wiki article admits the following:

Most eosimiid species are documented by unique or fragmentary specimens. This, as well as the strong belief that simians originated in Africa has made it difficult for many to accept the idea that Asia played a role in early primate evolution (1).

Eoisimus: Does he look like anyone in your family?


Ramapithecus, aka Sivapithecus (above) was also once thought to be in the evolutionary line towards humanity. However, here’s the admition:

“Meanwhile, more complete specimens of Ramapithecus were found in 1975 and 1976, which showed that it was less human-like than had been thought” (2).


Does Ida (below) look like one of your ancestors? The claim that she is was shouted from the housetops in 2009.

Ida, or Darwinius masillae, by Jens L. Franzen, Philip D. Gingerich, Jörg Habersetzer1, Jørn H. Hurum, Wighart von Koenigswald, B. Holly Smith

In 2009 “Ida” became an overnight sensation as “the missing link” between we humans and our ape-like ancestors. So much so that the great Sir David Attenborough declared gleefully:

“This little creature is going to show us our connection with all the rest of the mammals,” said Sir David Attenborough, well-known naturalist and broadcaster. “The link they would have said until now is missing…it is no longer missing (4).

The Times Online declared, “Fossil find provides ‘missing link’ in human evolution.” National Geographic rendered the phrase “’MISSING LINK’ FOUND” in all caps—in net-speak the equivalent to shouting. Fox News referred to Ida as a “Holy Grail” fossil that had instantly attained “celebrity” status.

Within a year, evolutionists were quietly making far more sober statemensts, such as this one by Brian Switek, a science writer who also blogs for Smithsonian magazine’s Dinosaur Tracking:

The grand claims about [Ida] being our ancestor cannot be upheld as true. The researchers simply did not do the work to support their case…. (3).

In the same year of Ida’s sensational rise, The New Scientist published an article titled, Why Ida Fossil is Not the Missing Link (5).

A site called “Why Evolution is True” admits freely in an article titled, “Ida” Not a Missing Link that Ida was loundly proclaimed around the world to be our ancestor, but was shortly and quietly removed from consideration from that role (7).




Similarly, Lucy (above) once and still in some places hailed as one of our ancestors, who looked like a monkey but walked upright, has lost some of her evolutionary appeal. A BBC science article published in 2019 discusses the fact that Lucy has faded somewhat as a consideration in the line of ancestral links to humans, and demonstrates just how vague and confused that supposed ancestral line is:

In short, although this latest discovery does not disprove that Lucy’s kind gave rise to the Homo group, it does bring other recently named species into contention. Prof Haile-Selassie agreed that “all bets are now off” as to which species is humanity’s direct ancestor.

He explained: “For a long time, afarensis was considered the best candidate as an ancestor to our kind, but we are not in that position any more (6).

In an article titled, “Israeli Researchers: Lucy Is Not Direct Ancestor of Humans”, The Jerusalem Post reported the following regarding Lucy:

Tel Aviv University anthropologists say they have disproven the theory that “Lucy” – the world-famous 3.2-million-year-old Australopithecus afarensis skeleton found in Ethiopia 33 years ago – is the last ancestor common to humans (8).

“News + Rescue” has written concerning Lucy, and lists some of the sources concerned:

Today, all the international scientific journals with a board of academics are, one by one, saying their goodbyes to Lucy.


Nova, a very popular and prestigeous science documentary series in the United States, several years ago covered the finding of Lucy and the manner in which the bone pieces were processed, joyfully supporting the theory (10). As background, note that various apes today have femurs (hip bones) situated at different angles. The finders of Lucy, in their zeal to prove that she was a link to humans and that she walked upright, didn’t like the arrangement of her hips. I’m quoting the narrator:

“The evidence wasn’t quite adding up. The knee looked human but the shape of the hip didn’t. Superficially her hip resembled a chimpanzees, which meant that Lucy couldn’t possibly have walked like a modern human. But (Dr. Owen) Lovejoy noticed something odd about the way the bone had been fossilized.

Lovejoy claimed the bone was broken and the pieces fuzed together in a later fossilization.

“The perfect fit (the arrangement the bones were found in) was an illusion that made Lucy’s hip bones seem to flare out like a chimp’s”.

Oh dear, she looks too much like a chimp!

Lovejoy, as we see in the video, gets an angle grinder working on the bones he doesn’t like.

“Lovejoy decided he could restore the pelvis to its normal shape. He cut the damaged pieces out, and then put them back together the way they were before Lucy died. It was a tricky job, but after taking the kink out of the pelvis it all fitted together perfectly, like a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle. As a result the angle of the hip looked nothing like a chimps, but a lot like ours”.

You can view this documentary in the video in note 11.

In conclusion, I will say that the story of human evolution is not one with abundant evidence at all: it’s a story designed to dispense with God. You can run, but you can’t hide. Instead, Scripture in honor of humanity, and to demonstrate God’s love for us, tells us that humans were designed as wholly separate and special creatures:

So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them
(Genesis 1:27).






4/ Ibid






10/ PBS “Nova: IN Search of Human Origins” Episode 1 1994.

11/ YouTube video: “Should Christians be Concerned about Ape-Men?”


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