A man who is covered head to toe with thick and wiry hair. He's so hairy, he's the missing link that connects humans to apes.
Joe: "Damn, it's 115 degrees out here. Why doesn't Tom take off his shirt?"
Dick "That poor bastard is so hairy, he got tired of being called the missing link."
by Crapholio July 12, 2005
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Creationists' undisputed proof that evolution is 100% wrong. The standard reasoning is that, since not every single human being who has ever lived since before we were human beings has been dug up, we don't know for 100% sure that they're all *really* related.

Resulting alternate postulations necessarily involve the sudden mass-extinction of one species, almost immediately followed by the magical and/or miraculous introduction of a new species - homo sapiens - by the creationist's deity of choice, be it God or aliens.

Despite the fact that this "theory" cannot hold up to a tiny fraction of the rigor they grace the theory of evolution with, proponents of intelligent design often fervently insist that the "missing link" in the chain of evolution is undeniable proof that the theory of evolution is entirely unfounded, and that their highly unlikely postulate of intelligent design must be the only logical solution.

In reality, the "missing link" represents but one piece of missing evidence among millions of pieces of existing evidence for evolution. This can be contrasted to the almost complete lack of any evidence whatsoever for the proposed alternate theory of intelligent design, as well as the willful ignorance of any physical evidence that does in fact exist (which is commonly dismissed by arguments such as "LOL THE DEVIL PUT IT THERE").

The field of psychology explains that this type of reasoning has its roots in a phenomenon known as the "confirmation bias", which is the tendency of a person to seek out and interpret information which enforces their predrawn conclusions and reject information which challenges said conclusions. The confirmation bias can be found at the heart of many junk sciences in which conclusions are drawn before any physical evidence is gathered to lead one to that conclusion.

Creationist: It's the missing link! The answer must be Intelligent Design!
by General Septem May 23, 2009
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The inexplicable phenomenon, when for no rational reason...you go a whole day without taking a poo.
Nick felt perfectly normal, yet he was acutely aware of not having taken a dump nearly two days now. Where was this missing link?"
by drbollocks May 21, 2009
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A derogatory term which refers to the scientific community's search to bridge evolution's gap between chimanzees and homo sapians.
Nina - "Did you see that butt-ugly chick? She had the face of an ape!"

Kristina - "Yea, she was a real missing link."
by Phil Fox July 11, 2005
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1) A creature being sought by stupid scientists who have found innumerable links to many species of plants and animals, but can't seem to find the one for man. A mythical creature akin to the big bad wolf or tooth fairy.

2) A dude who is definitely a man but looks like he may have been teleported or warped here from 200,000 BC due to his unkept appearance and wrangled mangled hair and facial/body blemishes etc. Basically, a guy who - the more clothes he removes - proportionately resembles a human lesser and lesser.
1) Scientist Neil: "Bob, I think I found the missing link over here in this gneiss formation."
Scientist Bob - looking at 'object' : "That is a downed aircraft Neil, but...good eyes all the same!"

2) Max: "What the fuck is that hairy bastard all about!?"
Scott: "Good God man...that could be the god-damned missing link"
Max & Scott: "Huh...uh.uh....huh...huh...cool"
by psiscott April 09, 2006
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a hypothetical primate that fills the evolutionary gap in between humans and apes
I don't think this fossil is from the missing-link.
by The Returnf of Light Joker September 12, 2011
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