Re: AAT is dogma

Harry Erwin (
Sat, 12 Aug 1995 06:51:24 -0400

In article <40fp9e$>, wrote:

> In article <4091cv$> alex duncan
> <> writes:
> > And so, a question for proponents of the AAT: what would it take to
> > falsify your hypothesis?
> A reasonably complete fossil record extending from proto-ape
> to Lucy would do nicely.
> Actually, I think the fact that many AAT proponents PREDICT where
> the missing fossils will be found is a strong point of the theory.
> Look in the Danakil Alps and other areas in the Afar triangle that
> were isolated islands 4-7 MY ago.
Were they, though? That was the period of the Messinian crisis, when both
the Straits of Gibraltar and the Gulf of Aden were closed, and the
Mediterranean and Red Seas were hypersaline and below sea level.

Harry Erwin
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