Google Doodle (Logo) Honors Lucy The Australopithecus On 41st Anniversary Of Discovery

Nov 24, 2015 • 7:46 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Logos
 

Google Doodle (Logo) Lucy The Australopithecus

Today, worldwide, on all Google home pages is a special Google Doodle, Google logo, for Lucy The Australopithecus. It is to honor the discovery, 41 years ago today, of AL 288-1, the Lucy specimen. Here is a snippet from Wikipedia:

The Lucy specimen is an early australopithecine and is dated to about 3.2 million years ago. The skeleton presents a small skull akin to that of non-hominin apes, plus evidence of a walking-gait that was bipedal and upright, akin to that of humans (and other hominins); this combination supports the (debated) view of human evolution that bipedalism preceded increase in brain size.[3][4]

"Lucy" acquired her name from the song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by the Beatles, which was played loudly and repeatedly in the expedition camp all evening after the excavation team's first day of work on the recovery site. After public announcement of the discovery, Lucy captured much public interest, becoming almost a household name at the time.

The interesting thing is that of last night, this logo/doodle was suppose to be on all Google home pages with the exception of the US home page. The Google Doodle map for this doodle was grayed out for the United States. But sometime this morning, that changed.

Joe Hall said on Twitter that "Tomorrow's Google doodle is going to piss a lot of folks off... and I can't wait!" Indeed it is, but I told him they backed off from the US, but like I said, that changed.

Here is a post in the Google Web Search Help forums with a complaint and trust me, many more to come:

..........is utter propaganda bullsh@$. Google has bought the lie of Darwinian Gradualism. Complete nonsensical junk science.

I guess Google decided to go for it in the US!

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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