Re: Who Killed the Australopithecines?
J. Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon, 3 Apr 95 16:56:00 -0500
Ba> >In article <bardD673D5.M88@netcom.com>, BARD <email@example.com> wrote:
Ba> >> Everything being equal, they were better equipped to survive
Ba> >> than either ape or man; yet they perished... How and by whom?
Ba> >> Bard
Ba> Evolution suggests a progression in adaptability. Working backwards
Ba> we see the Pith's hands and feet were more evolved than the chimpanzee;
Ba> the chimp's more so than the baboon; the baboon more than the
Ba> tarsier, etc...
Ba> Piths could do more things, travel greater distances, eat a wider
Ba> variety of food, employ more clever ways to get this food; evade
Ba> danger better, and yet the chimpanzee survives and the Pith
You were asked for some evidence for your statement that "they were
better equipped to survive than either ape or man"; your above answer
speaks only of apes (and does a poor job of that). Let's ask again:
what is your evidence for saying:
"they [australopithecines] were better equipped to survive
than either ape or man"
Jim Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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