Re: AAT Questions...

Ralph L Holloway (
Thu, 20 Jul 1995 23:15:15 -0400

I don't think limb ratios by themselves are going to convince the AAH
doubters, whatever they might be in A. ramidus. I will let Jim Moore
answer your criticism, but when we speak of evidence, I think most of us
mean something really striking about the morphology of the bones
themselves, in particular, their shape, and what they can "tell" us about
muscle attachments, etc. I am afraid that most of us doubters expect aquatic
morphological adaptations to hopefully include flippers. I for one would
be willing to reexamine my biases if hominids could be shown to have had
flippers...;-), or have I missed something... Seriously, AAH suggests
about 3-4 MY of aquatic adaptation, and that should something truly
aquatic R. Holloway.