Re: potassium and Tears 2

J. Moore (
Sun, 12 Nov 95 23:03:00 -0500

JM> (J. Moore) wrote:
JM> >
JM> >So you have the choice of either going with the idea of
JM> >a land-based lifestyle for hominids, or the *extremely
JM> >non-parsimonious* idea of an aquatic lifestyle.

JB> What about a fresh-water Aquatic Ape? What would we expect its
JB> tears to be like?
JB> James Borrett.

*If* tears evolved primarily as an excretion device -- and I think
that is extremely unlikely -- the evidence from these terrestrial
birds and reptiles would indicate it was for a very dry climate rather
than any aquatic environment.

Jim Moore (

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