While paleontologists funded by six-figure grants are digging holes all over the world trying to find clues to the so-called “missing link”, I found it with a simple search on my computer. Right here at my desk. Really.
Meet “Tim” the rattle-brained, knuckle-scraping “missing link” found in Vegas that has created a big media splash and will likely continue to make waves among those who study human origins.
A new study conducted by me suggests “Tim” is a critical “missing-link” species in primate evolution. I believe this photo bridges the evolutionary split between higher primates such as monkeys, apes, and humans.
“This is the first link to all humans,” said some expert who’s name I don’t remember. “Tim”, he also says, represents “the closest thing we can get to a direct ancestor. This looks like a really early specimen that belongs to the group that includes us”.