Re: Dissecting the Aquatic Ape: Bipedalism

Richard Foy (
Sat, 6 Jul 1996 14:26:58 GMT

In article <>,
Paul Crowley <> wrote:
>In article <>
> "Elaine Morgan" writes:
>> 5 Though it is just remotely possible that we both inherited
>> knuckle-walking strategies and our ancestors later abandoned them, it is
>> highly unlikely. In the ape fetus but not the human one knuckle pads are
>> not found; there is no trace that we ever had them
>I have hair on the backs of my hands and on the proximal phalanx
>of each finger, whereas the last two phallanges of each finger are
>hairless. These latter would have been in contact with the ground
>and possessed knuckle pads had my ancestors ever knuckle-walked.
>Is this a common hss feature? If so, is it evidence of a knuckle-
>walking lca?

I don't know if it is a common feature or not but my fingers are like
that as well.

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