Aquatic Ape Theory

Scott D. Kocher skocher at
Mon Mar 4 19:16:27 EST 1996

  Does anyone know about the Aquatic Ape Theory (AAT), which postulates
that man descended from the apes only after undergoing a period of marine
habitation?  The theory attempts to explain why humans have oily skin and
very few hairs, are bipedal, produce tears, breath through the nose, and
some other strange adaptations which are unusual for terrestrial mammals.
  I came across the AAT home page on the Web, and was curious to know how
legitimate this theory is for the rest of the scientific community.


Scott D. Kocher
Hamilton College
Clinton, NY 13323
skocher at

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