Re: AAH update (was: Bipe

Alex Duncan (
7 Jul 1995 22:55:10 GMT

In article <3t7gvd$> Pat Dooley, writes:

>There is also the issue of residual webbing in humans. That useless
>flap of skin between your thumb and forefinger is the only thing
>that restricts the movement of your thumb back another thirty degrees

Have you ever heard of the muscle called "adductor pollicis"? I think it
might also have a little to do with the fact that we can't abduct our
thumbs any further than we do. Really, I'm curious: have you ever read
ANYTHING about basic primate or human anatomy?
Your statements remind me of creationism. They all say
"Archaeopteryx is a bird", and within their limited understanding, it is.
Of course, most of them don't know about the presence of teeth, 3
functioning manual digits, absence of a pygostyle, etc. The ones that
don't know about these features are ignorant. The ones that do are
liars. I'll leave it to you to draw the appropriate analogy.

Alex Duncan
Dept. of Anthropology
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-1086