Who is Lucy the Australopithecus? – Google Doodle for the Discovery of Lucy

 The Google doodle that is causing controversy

Lucy the ape

Lucy, a popular name for an extinct ape specimen has been posted on googles homepage doodle for its 41st anniversary since its find in 1974 by paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson. Instead of honoring the long lost species, google’s illustrator team decided to test the waters. Google created a “Darwin style” lucy google doodle depicting a slender white male at the final stage of evolution. The ape in the center is represented as “lucy”(See picture below). Experts estimate lucy to be a small ape that has feature no different than that of animals today. The lucy Google doodle below is based solely on the illustrator’s belief in a theory. This Lucy Google doodle does not take into account other beliefs and convictions that have been set in stone by:


Lucy also know as AL 288-1 is an ape species, Australopithecus afarensis. The AL 288-1 (lucy) specimen has a skeleton similar to that of many modern animals. Many links featured at the number one spot in google contain articles relating Lucy’s skeleton structure to that of humans. This is very misleading considering the same walking gaint of upright bipedal movement is found in today’s animals(Primarily the ape).

Many people are upset because google is a large company that has influence on the young generation. Christians are in uproar quoting the bible in such ways: “But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” –The Holy Bible KJV

Jesus is warning people that if you teach something that causes a child to stray from him that it would be better you were dead. This lucy google doodle is a sobering reminder that children are straying from the bibles true authoritative word. The theory of evolution created by racists in the 1800’s has tried to undermine the true word of god and creation leading many to stray.

Illustrator team for Lucy Google Doodle go to far

Ryan Germick, a designer and illustrator for Google, doesn’t have much time for boring stuff like rules. “We don’t use handbooks or focus groups,” he says . “All we want to do is something as creative and fun as possible for as many people as possible.” -theguardian 2014

Ryan the leader of the illustrator team said the following above in 2014 creating the impression that google doodle was for everyone! When the Lucy google doodle rolled out on 11/25/2015 many voiced their opinions and frustrations. It was not fun for many trying to “report” googles homepage(Not easy to do) for the illustrator’s actions. Most wouldn’t consider bringing their personal beliefs into the work environment. The graph of man evolving to monkey is a belief or religion. Many people who believe in evolution of monkey to man automatically think others who believe in evolution also believe the same. The lucy google doodle even goes a step further to make the final evolved man white. Many hold the belief that Charles Darwin was trying to preserve the Light color skinned races. He wrote about dark skinned people being inferior and wanting them wiped out. The hindu wrote about Ryan: “We mostly communicated through sign language. But we discussed everything from atheism to the nature of art.”

A quote from “The Descent of Man”, in a chapter called “The Races of Man.”

Darwin wrote:

“At some future period not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace the savage races throughout the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes…will no doubt be exterminated. The break between man and his nearest Allies will then be wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilized state, as we may hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as the baboon, instead of as now between the Negro or Australian and the gorilla”

100 years after darwin’s quote and the idea of evolution, we dig up lucy the ape.

Its clear that god has the hearts of many convicted to creation through divine intervention. Many people can set aside unproven theorist theory’s and focus on prayer and what god is telling them. God says that every man is created unique, in the image of god. The lucy google doodle undermines gods authority if it claims humans evolved from animals. What kind of world would we live in if everyone’s morals were that of their own?

Religious upset on social media about Lucy Google Doodle

Many frustrated google users voiced their concerns for googles search engine on social media yesterday. The hash tag #googledoodle is filled will facebook user’s posts concerning google’s faith in evolution of animals to humans. Many are concerned this is not a good direction for google. Jim an internet guru and computer programmer for over 15 years from California wrote on facebook:

“I use to search google for OP on evolution now google animates it on the home page for me. F@%# you ‪#‎google‬! Get off my shit if i wanted your opinion on evolution or a few ape bones I will type it in the search bar. Those fancy google doodles are way off course. It use to be kids drawings of the world google now its a link to biased results the stray from fact. Whats next the rainbow google, confederate google, How far do you want to test the water google?”

“Google is changing and not in a good way”-Google user

Lucy Google doodle honors the belief in animal to human evolution more than the Ape specimen

Google makes no attempt to identify the two monkeys in the picture. The focus is shifted towards the Darwin style drawing(Lucy google doodle) and the theory of evolution(animal to man). Only until you have seen the image and clicked the link are you brought to biased, misleading information on lucy in the search pane.

Many user are shocked and in disbelief that google would promote their beliefs by hijacking a fossil specimen anniversary. Google is being flooded with calls, emails, and reports. This is the first time something like this has happened and many user are looking for alternative search engines for the first time in over 10 years. The google illustrator team needs some Christians on their team!



People are spreading the word on youtube. Checkout this video below to find out who is lucy Australopithecus and why people are upset(See comments and dislikes). You can see the reconstruction pictures of lucy looking like human form but the actual finds are a slumped over ape as shown in the pictures.


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