Re: EVOLUTION: The Aquatic Ape

Kathryn Aegis (
Thu, 16 Jan 1997 16:17:33 +0000

Two short replies:

In re Anders' question about sources independent of Freud: I don't
know. Surely other psychologists have conducted dream studies, but
it's not an area I follow. Despite Freud's, eh, 'interesting'
approach to methodology, the sheer size of his sample population
probably lends some credence to a simple observation about the number
of times water appears in dreams.

Curt Adams:

>the diving reflex is pretty overwhelming evidence that humans
>needed to survive extended periods in and under the water at some time in the past.

What diving reflex? I thought that this was a learned skill. If
you are referring to a 'ducking' reflex, that could also be
indicative of airborne predators. I do realize that this is a fuzzy
area, because some basic animal skills are 'taught' to some extent.


Kathryn Aegis