Re: AAT Questions...Phil Nicholls (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 19 Jul 1995 21:48:25 GMT
Elaine Morgan <Elaine@desco.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>Reply to Burkhead:
>>name one aquatic mammal that became bipedal"
>Nobody can name any nonhuman animal aquatic or otherwise that became
Elaine, the who thrust of your argument is convergent evolution. It
>> name one aquatic mammal that weeps for grief and I will eat your
>I can't let you do that: I have enough trouble with in its unmasticated
>But Steller, the one that Steller's seacow was named after. reported
Don't you think the account might be a case of anthropomorphizing?
>Reply to Nicholls.
>You say our nostrils point down (a) because we are catarrhine. Every
>(b) because of loss of facial prognathism. This is an old story, which
> So why didn't the nose shrink back when everything else was doing it?
The face "shranks" in response to the reduction in size of the
>(c) early hominids did't have nostrils like ours. Nobody knows what
To the extent that we can reconstruct the anatomy of any hominid, the
>Neither does a sea elephant, but it's got quite a remarkable appendage
Yes, well that's very nice. It still doesn't change the fact that
Phil Nicholls (email@example.com)
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