In celebration of the 41st anniversary of the discovery of Lucy the Australopithecus, Tuesday’s Google Doodle featuring the extinct hominid, has the Creationist community up in arms.
The 1974 discovery of Lucy’s fossilized hominid skeleton in Ethiopia significantly changed our understanding of human ancestry. Lucy seemed to have walked upright, though she was far less intelligent than humans today (creationists included). Forty-seven bones, representing approximately 40% of her skeleton were uncovered, bringing to light new information about how humans evolved throughout history.
Proponents of Creationism (a belief system that interprets literally the Bible’s chronology as to the origins of the universe and biology) did not hesitate to express their outrage as a result of Tuesday’s Doodle.
— Google (@google) November 24, 2015
One writes, “Google supports the THEORY of evolution. If evolution were true we wouldn’t have monkeys around anymore, idiots!”
Another writes, “Google, I’m not a monkey!”
— Thomas Parks (@ThomasH_Parks) November 24, 2015
@google haha! Are we from monkey? You believe it? I don't !
— chilitofu (@_chilitofu_) November 24, 2015
@google 1st generation should be from Adam and Eve . Not bullshit monkey .
— brother wan (@mrherwan) November 25, 2015
— Liberty Bum (@DharmaBum77) November 24, 2015
@google So your home page is saying all humans came from monkeys? You have no proof just a made up theory to avoid the truth of creation.
— 2SoundOff (@2SoundOff1) November 24, 2015
The hypocrites at #Google are showing their prejudice again; preaching evolution & monkey worship while shunning Christian & Jewish holidays
— arieliondotcom (@arieliondotcom) November 24, 2015
Even the Westboro Baptist Church chimed in:
41st anniversary of Lucy discovery. Darwin said if evolution where so, there would be MANY 'missing links.' Where they at, @dougiebolton?
— God Hates The Media (@GodH8sMedia) November 24, 2015
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