Understanding through Discussion


Welcome! You are not logged in. [ Login ]
EvC Forum active members: 56 (9054 total)
123 online now:
DrJones* (1 member, 122 visitors)
Newest Member: EWolf
Post Volume: Total: 888,239 Year: 5,885/14,102 Month: 33/438 Week: 77/83 Day: 27/6 Hour: 0/0


Thread  Details

Email This Thread
Newer Topic | Older Topic
  
Author Topic:   Aquatic Ape theory?
SweeneyTodd
Inactive Member


Message 1 of 138 (98316)
04-07-2004 1:58 AM


Just curious as to what some serious students of evolution think of the aquatic ape theories put forth by Elaine Morgan? I must say that it makes a lot of logical sense.

Sorry if this is a repost, I'm New.


Replies to this message:
 Message 2 by Adminnemooseus, posted 04-07-2004 2:06 AM SweeneyTodd has not yet responded
 Message 3 by SweeneyTodd, posted 04-07-2004 2:45 AM SweeneyTodd has not yet responded
 Message 18 by 1.61803, posted 04-07-2004 2:29 PM SweeneyTodd has not yet responded

  
SweeneyTodd
Inactive Member


Message 3 of 138 (98325)
04-07-2004 2:45 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by SweeneyTodd
04-07-2004 1:58 AM


All righty then...the Aquatic Ape theory, from what I understand, basically states that early humans evolved aqautic envioronments instead of a more widely accetped savannah approach.

AA theory claims that relatively hairless bodies (like aquatic and semi-aquatic mammals such as walruses, hippos, dolphins, etc) are evidence for life in water.

Body fat composition in infants, as compared to other primates, seem quite suited to give that extra bouyancy that would be needed for wet environments.

Gives an explanantion as for a reason to stand up on hind legs...to keep that head above water, as opposed to stand an look out for predators. Today animals from prairie dogs and meer cats to baboons all stand on two legs to scout for predators, but all run away on four legs, which is much faster.

These are some of the ideas that Elaine Morgan came up with in here series of books on the subject. I don't beleive she had any real training in science, but alot of what she says is interesting.

Just curious about what other people think.


This message is a reply to:
 Message 1 by SweeneyTodd, posted 04-07-2004 1:58 AM SweeneyTodd has not yet responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 4 by Mike Holland, posted 04-07-2004 3:39 AM SweeneyTodd has not yet responded
 Message 6 by Sylas, posted 04-07-2004 5:18 AM SweeneyTodd has not yet responded
 Message 19 by TechnoCore, posted 04-07-2004 3:02 PM SweeneyTodd has not yet responded
 Message 42 by Adminnemooseus, posted 04-23-2004 7:59 PM SweeneyTodd has not yet responded
 Message 114 by Hyroglyphx, posted 04-08-2010 8:33 AM SweeneyTodd has not yet responded

  
Newer Topic | Older Topic
Jump to:


Copyright 2001-2018 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved

™ Version 4.0 Beta
Innovative software from Qwixotic © 2021