Re: EVOLUTION: The Aquatic Ape

E. Shaun Russell (
Thu, 16 Jan 1997 22:01:55 -0800 (PST)

On 16/01/97, John Clark wrote:

>We known for sure that bipedalism developed about 3 and a half million years
>ago, the question is why. We are not lacking in theories, there are a
>thousand theories to explain why bipedalism evolved, and that's the problem,
>we don't need a thousand theories we just need one, the correct one.

When one takes into consideration the fact that all known bipedal
species have either hands or wings, the answer appears quite evident. The
increasing size in the brain of a pre-human began to pave lots of room for
evolutionary innovation. When the pre-human started to think, he realized
that he would love to have a weapon to kill his food; unfortunately, he
couldn't yet brandish a weapon and run after his desired prey at the same
time. Paralleling the need for weapons etc., the pre-human also started to
think of how nice those apples started to look on those branches. Hmmm.
Too bad he couldn't reach them. The pre-human began to *need* the weapons
and apples, lest his new found thoughtwaves stagnate. Neccesity is the
mother of invention, and pre-humans had the need to change. And as all
creatures seem to have, the pre-human adapted through change. The muscles
in his thighs strengthened, and his back began to straighten. Before long,
the pre-human became human and progress rapidly made its way through the
cascades of mankind.

Ingredi Externus!

-E. Shaun Russell

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