now for a really stupid question

DWilhelmy (
12 May 1995 12:43:01 -0400

ok. if you throw most mammals into a swimming pool they manage to paddle
around, at least for a little while (not that i am speaking from
experience). why does this not seem to apply to humans?
is it some culturally-induced panic that makes it necessary for us to
LEARN to be water-safe? where in our evolution did we forget how to
paddle and decide to thrash and scream instead? and what about other