Re: tears
30 Oct 1995 11:25:33 GMT

David Froehlich <> wrote:
I just looked up the comparative anatomy of the kidney in
>primates. The loop of henley (the actual structure involved with the
>recapture of metabolic water from the urine) is virtually identical in
>all hominoids. Given an AAS period in hypertonic sea water, there should
>be some adaptation to greater recapture since osmosis is going to dry the

Can you tell from a fossil anything about the loop of Henle? When we
returned to the land maybe our loops of Henle shortened again, but were
longer in the aquatic ape.

The other point is salt loss through eccrine sweating, as used by harp

James Borrett.