Re: aquatic apes

Michael Lorrey (
Wed, 23 Jul 1997 18:18:37 -0400

Anton Sherwood wrote:
> 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.

I would hardly expect chimps to have evolved any sort of swimming
capacities or features, as they have a negative buoyancy, while humans
have a positive buoyancy. That they are so physically dense and we are
light would explain why we have such features and they don't.

			Michael Lorrey
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