Re: Bipedalism

Phil Nicholls (
19 May 1995 20:26:42 GMT

In article <3pd85q$>,
Clara N. Fitzgerald <> wrote:
>iboothby@Direct.CA (Iboothby) writes:
>> I was always under the assumption that bipedalism was convienient not
>>for helping early australios to see further but provided a way to cover
>>ground at a farily leasury pase. Humans seen ideally adapted for covering
>>a lot of distance in their feet. Our ansestors seemed to migrate a lot,
>>they travelled and explored places. I couldn't imagine a chimp walking
>>across a savanna, covering a lot of distance the way a human would.
>How about a baboon troop?
>[Sorry, but argument from incredulity is hard to resist]

Baboons are very specialized terrestrial primates. Chimpanzees are
still primarily arboreal.

Phil Nicholls "To ask a question you must first
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