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The Scars of Evolution

M.D. Winn mdw at dlpx1.dl.ac.uk
Tue Jul 16 02:54:21 EST 1996


In article <4sf5pv$2sg at newsbf02.news.aol.com>, imacduff at aol.com (IMacduff) writes:
|> 
|> I am curious what others opinions are of the recent book 'The Scars of
|> Evolution' by Elaine Morgan and Oxford University Press.  The book
|> proposes that humans in our evolutionary past may have gone through an
|> aquatic stage after our seperation from the other apes, which might
|> explain the many characteristics that we share with aquatic mammals but
|> not our cousins the apes.  It was fascinating reading.
|> 
|> I am particularly interested in how it is being received by biologists and
|> anthropologists etc.
|> 
|> imacduff at aol.com
|> imacduff at aol.com

Elaine Morgan and the Aquatic Ape Theory are debated endlessly
on sci.anthropology.paleo    Look there for all sides of the
argument, complete with added vitriol. A brief encounter with
that group suggests that we shouldn't get into this topic here....

Martyn



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