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This article was published on November 24, 2015

Creationists are flipping out over the latest Google Doodle

Creationists are flipping out over the latest Google Doodle
Bryan Clark
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Bryan Clark

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Bryan is a freelance journalist. Bryan is a freelance journalist.

Dear 8 pound, 6 ounce baby Jesus are people going crazy over the latest Google Doodle.

The artwork features “Lucy,” a 3-million-year-old Australopithecus afarensis fossil discovered at the Hadar research site in Ethiopia.

The discovery happened in 1974 and its impact on the study of evolution can’t be overstated. Since that time, we’ve discovered more than 20 different hominid species, including as many as eight in Lucy’s genus, Australopithecus.

These discoveries show that the theory of evolution is definitely true at least plausible due to the way in which the species evolved over time.

No matter though. People are still up in arms over it being featured on Google.

The reactions ranged from disbelief…

…to semi-angry…

…to outright delusional (Google’s Doodles don’t feature any specific religion/celebration during the holidays and opts for a more general approach).

Many are claiming bias by Google, but let’s not forget that it did once answer a question about dinosaurs with a creationist spin.

Sometimes it’s best to just sit back and watch.

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