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The Aquatic Ape theory


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#61    Copasetic

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:44 PM

Imaginarynumber1 is correct. AAH is junk science. None of its claims stand up well to the slightest bit of scientific scrutiny. The explanations it "provides" are weak and lack evidence, which are explained much better by other models of human evolution.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:10 PM

We did not descend from aquatic apes, of course, although our ancestors were anatomically & physiologically not adapted to running over open plains as some anthropologists still believe.
Instead, Pleistocene Homo populations simply followed the coasts & rivers in Africa & Eurasia (800 ka they even reached Flores >18 km overseas), google, eg, “econiche Homo”.
–eBook “Was Man more aquatic in the past?” introd.Phillip Tobias
http://www.benthamsc...52448/index.htm
–guest post at Greg Laden’s blog
http://scienceblogs....atic-ape-theory


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Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:12 PM

Whistling in the dark can be an interesting vocation---provided one can carry a tune. There are about as many theories about the evolution of man as there are fictional dialogues of biblical tales. What we do know for a fact is; at some point in the history of our species, bipedalism and precise manual dexterity became necessary for it's survival. Our much vaunted intellectual capacity and brain size came some time after. We are a maritime species, something our anthropoid relatives have never "aped" with any measure of sucess, and in that we are unique. We mastered fire quite early on, so we could be called "fire apes", too. We are the species that contemplates it's own existence and asks why; perhaps our most unique characteristic of all.

Edited by hammerclaw, 26 May 2013 - 08:15 PM.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:04 AM

Yup it's all fake,


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:39 AM

I `ve seen the mermaid show, but I think those were seals:)

Ok let me get this straight , we came from a fish that crawled upon land where the fins turn into legs, then we became a hairy mammel that hung in trees , right? but there`s that mouse deer a ancient mammel  that had hair that crawled back into the water and became the ansester of the whale.Some whales still have hair. A long process, but what if thats the short process of how we as mammels came out of the trees and adapted back into the waters by living, swimming, crossing the ocean waters and our bodies just became more aquatic.


http://marinelife.ab.../whaleshair.htm





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