aquatic ape theory

Michael Eisenstadt michaele at
Fri Sep 26 12:36:47 EST 1997

As an armchair amateur who has been reading Claire Morgan's 
books, I apologize for posting the following question in this 

The A.A.T. explains hominid bipedalism, sparse body hair and 
subcutaneous fat layer.  Could these traits genetically arise 
in the timeframe required (~5mya split from chimpanzee lineage 
to earliest ~2.7mya bipedal hominid fossils)?  What is the 
strongest molbio argument against the A.A.T.?  


Michael Eisenstadt

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