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Those committed to the theory of evolution must on occasion acknowledge difficulties which crop up.

The . . . discovery of one of the most complete skeletons of an australopithecine since "Lucy" has cast serious doubts on the current theories of human origins. The 2.6 million year old fossil of Australopithecus africanus is indisputably arboreal, although its 3.2 million year old ancestor, "Lucy" ( Australopithecus afarensis ), was bipedal. In addition, James Shreeve states, "the only two known partial skeletons of Homo Habilis , the earliest member of our genus, also have more apelike body proportions." In the April 1996 annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Dr. Lee Berger stated, "One might say we are kicking Lucy out of the family tree" (