Re: A layman's question on bipedalism

1 Jul 1996 21:03:53 -0400

Right, but again, why seperate out humans? Wouldn't we learn something by
considering what forces favor animal bipedalism in the general case? If
we compare and contrast the various forces behind all bipedalism, wouldn't
we be quite likely to gain insight in to human bipedalism?

Here's a question -- were birds bipedal before they could fly? Bats
aren't bipedal; neither are flying squirrels. Why are birds?