Re: AAT Theory
Troy Kelley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu, 9 Nov 1995 14:58:54 GMT
Subject: Re: AAT Theory
From: Benjamin H Diebold, email@example.com
Date: 8 Nov 1995 21:58:03 GMT
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> Benjamin H Diebold,
>Troy Kelley (email@example.com) 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.
>: 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!
Because quadrapedalism is generally faster and more efficient than
bipedialism. So really, why should one abandon quadrapedalism for a less
efficient mode of transport, in a dangerous environment?