Let’s just say I’m underwhelmed:

The discovery of the 95%-complete ‘lemur monkey’ – dubbed Ida – is described by experts as the “eighth wonder of the world”. They say its impact on the world of palaeontology will be “somewhat like an asteroid falling down to Earth”. Researchers say proof of this transitional species finally confirms Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, and the then radical, outlandish ideas he came up with during his time aboard the Beagle.

Of course they do. Let’s see the hands of all the theory of evolution believers who will disavow it when – not if – Ida turns out to be yet another trivial artifact in the ever-expanding bone box that proves absolutely nothing of import whatsoever. And to think they found it just in time for Darwin’s 200th anniversary too! Why, it must be a scientific miracle!

As Sarah points out, it’s interesting to learn that as of yesterday, evolution had not been confirmed. And it’s good to know that should this fossil du jour fades into obscurity for one reason or another, we’ll know evolution is once more unconfirmed. Unfortunately for the Darwinian faithful, falsification cuts both ways.