Re: Aquatic Ape Theory

Richard 'T-Bone' Burton (
18 Apr 1994 16:26:18 GMT

5121 Student 09 writes
> Erika Schagatay states in _The Significance of the Human Diving
> Reflex_:
> Going into the water during the hottest part of the day serves
> as a good means of thermoregulation, and may have been one
> reason for eary Homo to enter the water.

It also serves as a good means to wind up in a lion or hyena stomach. Lake
shores in Africa, with plenty of successful big predators nosing around for
food in the dry season, are dangerous places.

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