Decent from H. Erectus

Fri, 7 Apr 1995 23:53:00 PDT

Wrathall writes:

"As these behavioral traits were selected for in the
development of modern human social organization, the
phenotype converged on the modern human form
simultaneously around the globe as a byproduct of that
behavioral selection with minor variants which now appear
as races. ... Select for behavioral traits and
obtain equivalent phenotypes."

Even assuming that similar behaviors were "selected for" everywhere, there
still remains a slight problem. Unless it is FIRST established that the ONLY
phenotype (read skull form) under which the posited behaviors can occur is
that of current Homo sapiens, arguing for convergent behavior does not
equally argue for convergent (morphological) phenotype.

D. Read