Re: Who Killed the Australopithecines?

Tippu Hassan (
4 Apr 1995 09:29:51 GMT

In article <>, (BARD) writes:
> Evolution suggests a progression in adaptability. Working backwards
> we see the Pith's hands and feet were more evolved than the chimpanzee;
> 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 better, and yet the chimpanzee survives and the Pith
> doesn't.
> Why?

This could be due to the fact that the homo lineage perceived the Piths
to be direct competitors of food resources and thus proceeded to eliminate
them. Nothing is certain though. :)



Tippu Badshah...

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University of Wollongong