Skeptical evolutionists say latest ape-man just a female gorilla
Excitement over the latest (and allegedly greatest) find in the tree of human evolution may end up with more embarrassment than anything else for evolutionists. A naysayer is already suggesting that the skull belongs to a gorilla. Any human characteristics, such as a short face and small canines, could be attributed to characteristics of females and older gorillas. Two other experts in France have also raised questions about the human pedigree of the skull. (See Man or Gorilla? Scientist Questions Skull Theory, Reuters, 12 July 2002.)
For a brief, preliminary response to the original announcements about the Toumai skull found in Chad (written before this latest assessment, and affirming that the skull has nothing to do with human origins), see New Ape-Man Preliminary Response.