aquatic apes

Anton Sherwood (
Mon, 21 Jul 1997 19:46:06 -0700 (PDT)

quoth EvMick in El Paso
: I'm unfamiliar with the "aquatic ape theory"...apes appear unsuited to an
: aquatic enviroment.

With (at least) one conspicuous exception; the suggestion is that
the ancestors of the naked ape lived in shallow water for a time,
like otters. Such a history explains several features. The hairs
on our back point toward our spine, as water flows; chimpanzees' hairs
point away from the spine. We love to swim; chimps are hopeless.

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