Re: Why Large Gap Between Species...?

5 Dec 1996 13:38:14 GMT

Nat Turner ( wrote:

: This has never been clear to me. Now that we've established man's
: origins, how do we explain the absence of all his closely related
: sub-species? Even the austrolopiths should have been better equipped
: to survive than monkeys and apes, yet they have not. Why?

Competitive exclusion, facilitated by H. erectus use of fire to reduce/
fragment closed habitats in Africa even further.

Harry Erwin, Internet:, Web Page:
49 year old PhD student in computational neuroscience ("how bats do it" 8)
and lecturer for CS 211 (data structures and advanced C++)