This is one of those situations where there is not general agreement amongst the experts. Bertrand Russell would suggest that the educated non-expert not form an opinion either way: ?when [the experts] are not agreed, no opinion can be regarded as certain by a non-expert.? One hates not to have at least some kind of opinion on a subject as interesting as this, so perhaps we might be allowed to favor a very tentative opinion. For myself, I would not go with the extraordinary claims of the pro-Darwinius group:\n?The Times of London quoted Franzen as saying the fossil, nicknamed Ida, was ?the eighth wonder of the world.? . . . the ?fossil rewrites our understanding of the evolution of primates. . . found the ?missing link? between lemur-like and monkey-like primates, . . . new clues to the evolution of humans. The History Channel ran a documentary and two popular science writers published a book, The Link, soon after the announcement. ?\n\nIt seems they may have over stressed the amount of information they had. In this case I would go with the people who made the more conservative claims, and I might not bother to read the book that some popular science writers ran to press with or pay much attention to the History Channel program. For now anyway.