As for me I was suprised to find that Stephen J Gould was a promoter of Neoteny which is something I had never heard of. I was under the impression that there was one uniform view but obviously not. The book dissects some of the other theories in trying to promote its own theory that at some point during evolution man went into the water. Its a fascinating read.
Another theory is the savannah theory which explores the idea that humans evolved the way we did by having to survive on the savannah.
Some information about the book
I also want to say that the addendum to the book read very unscientifically to me. I know this book is older however if this is an acceptable way to discuss theory I am shocked. However the woman who wrote the book didn't seem like a scientist to me so maybe that explains it.
This is posted in the Science forum and so I'd appreciate no religious or superstition theories being discussed here. Also no Alien seeding theories. Thanks again, my deadline is looming.
Edited by thewrathofvoight, 20 November 2008 - 09:50 PM.