A Conversation for Human Evolution - the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis

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Post 1


I can not read the Aquatic Ape theory without out it ringing true. Every time I read the Savanah Theory, it just sounds flat, when comparative anatomy and behavior keeps pointing to the water. Maybe it's just me, but I often feel more at home inthe water than on land. Often the only thing that brings me on land when I'm in the water is darkness or hunger. The fact that I'm a surfer probably makes me biased. Which of course brings the question why do I surf/snorkel and generally spend so much of my time in the water? And why do I miss it when I'm not in it?

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Post 2


Hi Fringe! smiley - winkeye

You're right, the Savannah theory does sound flat! smiley - biggrin

I know exactly what you mean.


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Post 3

DaliLlama 196093

You could of course combine the two. If we evolved on a river plain, for instance.

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I agree. Also, Here's one thing I've noticed:

-We have webbed fingers, which would also be useful for swimming

Yet another argument for this theory...

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Post 5

The Dali Llama

Also our knees(and legs in general) are really not well designed for bipedal walking, If we were really meant to walk about all the time on them they should be digitigrade(like a dog or deer, so we would look like satyrs). However, they work quite well for swimming, almost as if by design. Also R. Buckminster Fuller has advanced the theory that dolphins are descended from humans, maybe they took the aqua-ape thing all the way?

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