Well, maybe we should get mike's opinion on this? Mikey, as the troll in question do you think we should (a) mock you (b) ignore you? Or do you think that's a personal decision that should be left up to the individual?
Yeah, that struck me too. It almost sounds as though they think that the fossils would disappear along with the classification, when what's actually disappeared is the last vestige of a boundary between apes and humans.
But what I am saying really is that for a transition between a pithecine and a habiline, I would not expect mosaic features of, "either" pithecine, "or" homo, but rather I would expect transitional intermediate features BETWEEN pithecine and homo. [...] So as an example, I might expect rather than finding, "either" a human foot, "or" an ape/pithecine foot, something that was evolving into a human foot.
So, like this then: "The assignment of OH 8 to Homo habilis is also controversial, as some believe the foot morphology is clearly Homo, while others believe it should be assigned to Australopithecus. For example, OH 8 talar morphology is "squat and foreshortened" like that of a quadruped. On the other hand, recent studies suggest that the foot exhibits morphology indicative of longitudinal arch that is more like Homo."