Pat Dooley (
5 Dec 1994 23:25:02 -0500

In article <>,
(Lisbeth Andersson) writes:

But then again, we do the next best thing, which is to ensure that the the
are in the optimal position to avoid water being forced into the breathing
by swimming or diving. When you jump into water, you hold your nose. When
you dive, you have no need to to hold your nose. A gorilla or chimpanzee
is in a less enviable position when it comes to water sports. Their
nostrils point the wrong way and they hardly have a nose to hold.

In the AAH debate, it pays to keep our closest relatives in mind. After
all, we are
more closely related to them than horses are to zebras, or even one zebra
species to another.

Pat D belatedly returning to this debate