Re: tree-climbing hominids

Mark Fagan (71640.2463@CompuServe.COM)
10 Nov 1995 22:35:07 GMT

All this talk of direction in evolution seems to miss an
important point. There is an underlying assumption that this
'direction' was inevitable.

If, as Steven J. Gould asserts, you rewind the clock and
evolution follows a completely different course, it follows that
there is no real direction, only an illusion that is the result
of an historical trail.

Early hominids lived millions of years without large brains. So
was intelligence the inevitable 'direction' that human evolution
had to follow or the result of a series of random selection

Evolution is blind, deaf and dumb!