Hi Suzanne – I think the “missing link” publicity is absurd. Most evolutionary lineages have gaps. But if the term “missing link” means anything in reference to humans, it’s the link between hominids and other great apes — which I’d suggest was found 30 years ago with the discovery of the oldest Australopithecines. This newest fossil appears to be transitional between lemur ancestors and monkey/ape ancestors, so calling it a missing link in human evolution is misleading and species-centric in the extreme. A crass attempt to create publicity by manipulating a science-ignorant media and enflaming Creationists.