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Early human ancestors were ‘aquatic apes’


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#1    Roiberto

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:39 AM

Sounds Strange what do you guys think of this theory ?
I dont belive it
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:47 AM

View PostRoiberto, on 29 April 2013 - 02:39 AM, said:

Sounds Strange what do you guys think of this theory ?
I dont belive it
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It could provide answers to some hard questions of human evolution, but it is not a favoured scientific theory.

I like it myself.


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:53 AM

Hmmmmm very interesting, May have to look into it more....

Don't know where I stand, but it does link certain things which is interesting. But also opens up a few questions.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:23 AM

Did these apes live near water and occasionally went for a dip, or did they actually live in water swimming about? I didn't know apes could swim. I may be on the wrong track here.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:57 AM

they lived close to the water and went diving for fish and all that stuff.....Desmond Morris talks about that in "the naked ape", you can find that as a documentary on youtube......

Edit: DANG! I just checked, it's not on youtube anymore. Go get the book, must be cheap, as it was written in 1967 already.....

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:34 AM

I've watched a documentary on NATGEO about mermaids and that theory was incorperated that aquatic apes and mermaids are one in the same. Sounds like a bigfoot of the sea.


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:37 AM

I've seen films of babies being tossed in the water... they just floated up to the surface  where they floated with their faces  above water!  
Some were placed in the water face down...  they  INSTINCTIVELY wriggled around to right themselves so their faces / NOSE would be above the water line.  It was fascinating!!

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:56 PM

THE theory seems to make sense. Humans love to go to the beach and be in the water for just fun.  It amy also explain why dolphins love us.


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:03 PM

Not overly convinced by this one, but it is hard to go against what you have 'known' since childhood. That same teaching also told me all land dwelling life came from the water in the first place.

I think the word 'aquatic' is hard to get your head around, living in/near water (even though thats what aquatic means) is much more palatable, like these guys...

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Aquatic makes me think if amphibious and green skinned animals!!

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:14 PM

I think that D.A. is just in a stage of his life where public scrutiny is of no concern to him.
A lot of famous people were ridiculed for their beliefs while living but once passed on the
following generation praises those people for there risk.

It's good to have some skepticism so you won't be gullible & naïve. But to much of it can make you arrogant & egotistical.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:31 PM

View Postlightly, on 29 April 2013 - 11:37 AM, said:

I've seen films of babies being tossed in the water... they just floated up to the surface  where they floated with their faces  above water!  
Some were placed in the water face down...  they  INSTINCTIVELY wriggled around to right themselves so their faces / NOSE would be above the water line.  It was fascinating!!

You throw a cat in the water and it will swim better than a human. I think humans like water,  but aquitic apes is a little off the deepend. Tigers like swimming, but I wouldn't call them an aquatic cat.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:37 PM

There's really no reason for this theory. Looking at already established evolutionary evidence, apes would have had to evolve to become aquatic, like marine mammals, then evolved back to living on land again. By then you would have a completely different animal.


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:38 PM

View Postlightly, on 29 April 2013 - 11:37 AM, said:

I've seen films of babies being tossed in the water... they just floated up to the surface  where they floated with their faces  above water!  
Some were placed in the water face down...  they  INSTINCTIVELY wriggled around to right themselves so their faces / NOSE would be above the water line.  It was fascinating!!

I saw one as well (don't know if it was the same one) I believe it took place in Russia (though I can't be sure) and sometime in the 70's or early 80's...  Babies were introduced to water and in very short time were swimming about quite well, actually before a normal child would learn to walk...


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:41 PM

There are some flaws in this theory,for instance some say that our hairless bodies are due to an aquatic phase in our past but mammals such as Beavers swim just as well with hair and are very well adapted to water.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:17 PM

This theory was taken up in the Descent of Woman and the Aquatic Apes books series both written by women.





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