Re: Who Killed the Australopithecines?

Sat, 1 Apr 1995 14:47:55 GMT

In article <3lcslb$>, <cc3265@albnyvms.bitnet> wrote:
>In article <>, (BARD) writes:
>> Everything being equal, they were better equipped to survive
>> than either ape or man; yet they perished... How and by whom?
>> Bard
>Could you elaborate on this?

Evolution suggets a progression in adaptability. Working backwards
we see the Pith's hands and feet were more evolved than the
chimpanzees; the chimp's more so than the baboon; the baboon
more than the tarsier, etc...

Piths could do more things, travel greater distances, eat
a wider variety of food, employ more clever ways to get this
food; evade danger with more skill, and yet the chimpanzee
survives and not the Pith.