Re: AAT (faces, fossils)

28 Apr 1994 21:33:21 GMT

Just a couple of quick points:

Fossils: I believe one of the primary reasons no one has been looking
for fossils is that the proposed locations are in extremely politically
volatile regions of Somalia.

Faces: If a short snout was all it took, chimps and gorillas would
have downward pointing noses. I think people are forgetting the influence
of `culture' (or `preculture'? when does culture start?) here. If
there ever was a likely location for the influence of sexual selection,
it must be the shape of the face. We still have that tendency built
in, in both sexes. Would you marry someone with a face like a chimp?

% Pete Vincent
% Disclaimer: all I know I
% learned from reading Usenet.