Re: Who Killed the Australopithecines?

NeilFoglia (
13 May 1995 10:11:18 -0400

> Thus, A. species was more adaptable than the lower primates.

> Thus, A. species should be with us today but is not.

For a neat take on the above see Tattersall's _The fossil Trail_, on page

"Since the Australopithecinae died out in Africa, while the gorilla and
chimpanzee survived, it would appear that a through-going ape is better
than half a man".

This out of contexts quote touches on the problems we have in defining