Many thanks to everyone who has read, commented, and promoted my posts on “Ida”, the ‘missing link’ that wasn’t. I have been floored by the response – over 25,000 visits in the last 24 hours; being mentioned on Wikipedia; being quoted on Slashdot; and being picked up by blogs on the Guardian, the New York Times, the Times online (twice!), Popular Science, and New Scientist websites. And to think I was worried that no one would pay attention to my little ‘ol blog amongst all the hype…
I think the prize for the best response has to go to Ed of Not Exactly Rocket Science, though. Ed writes;
Yesterday, the entire world changed noticeably as the media, accompanied by some scientists, unveiled a stunning fossilised primate. The creature has been named Darwinius masillae, but also goes by Ida, the Link, the Chosen One and She Who Will Save Us All.
It only gets better from there; read the whole thing!