AAT Theory

Mike Reid (mreid@thomtech.com)
28 Aug 1995 17:07:08 GMT

Why is there such vehemence against the Aquatic Ape Theory?
It's true that it's far out and lacks strong fossil evidence to
support it, but that does not mean that it's wrong! In the early years
of this century, Wegner proposed the idea of continental drift based
solely on his observation that the Earth's continents, if rearranged,
could fit together like a jig-saw puzzle. This was purely
circumstantial evidence. Most Earth scientists of that time dismissed
his idea as foolish and far out. It was not until the 1960's when
seafloor spreading was discovered that Wegner's idea was born out.
Today, scarcely anyone doubts the truth of continental drift. Until
more fossil evidence is discovered, I doubt that it will be possible
to either prove or disprove the AAT. Until such time, why can't more
"mainstream" scientists at least view it as a plausible theory
worthy of respect, whether they agree with it or not? Remember the
lessons learned by those mainstream scientists who originally
ridiculed the idea of continental drift.

Mike Reid