The 'Who is Lucy' Google Doodle angered a lot of creationists

Some users even threatened to boycott Google over the Doodle

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Yesterday, Google used one of its signature Doodles to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the discovery of 'Lucy', the name given to a collection of fossilised bones that once made up the skeleton of a female Australopithecus afaraensis, who lived in Ethiopia around 3.2 million years ago.

The discovery of Lucy's bones was hugely significant to our understanding of human evolution - her skeleton shows she walked upright, suggesting that man could have split from ape ancestors much earlier than previously thought.

What's more, the species that Lucy belonged to was practically unknown before her discovery. Through studying her bones, scientists were able to understand more about how animals have evolved throughout time.

It was a significant moment for our understanding of evolution, but many creationists weren't happy about Google promoting the theory of evolution on their homepage.

Lots of people were disappointed in Google: 

Others responded with anger.

Others thought that Google was implying they were monkeys, and got offended.

And of course, the Westboro Baptist Church got involved.

Of course, there we just as many people defending Google's decision.

Never before has a Google Doodle prompted so much drama.