Re: AAT Theory

Benjamin H Diebold (
8 Nov 1995 21:58:03 GMT

Troy Kelley ( wrote:
[snip. And, bipedalism evolved for ]
: 2) Traveling between trees. This is weak too, because when you are
: traveling between trees you are at more risk to predatation. So, if you
: happen to be still working out that awkward bipedal posture, on the way
: to the next tree, you would be an easy target for another predator. This
: would naturally select out any hominids who even attempted bipedalism
: while in dangerous situations.

Why not take the predation during travel between trees as a selection
pressure to develop better bipedalism? May the better bipedalist win!