Re: Specification for theories on human evolution

Paul Crowley (
Mon, 27 Nov 95 21:12:04 GMT

In article <> "J. Moore" writes:

> PC> Sleeping in trees is not a human behaviour. No tribe anywhere
> PC> is reputed to do it. There's a complete absence of any relevant
> PC> instinctive behaviour. It's safe to conclude that homo erectus
> PC> - with a very similar morphology was the same. How did it spend
> PC> the night?
> You are again, as in a post of yours I just replied to, suggesting
> that the earliest transitional hominids were just like us; that
> there has been no evolutionary change between then and now.

There is no such suggestion. I am, once again, seeking an answer from
the paleoanthropologists on "When did our ancestors come down from the
trees?" Could any question be more basic? Is there the remotest
hope of getting an answer? Is PA in deep doo-doo?

The PA consensus (insofar as a deep reluctance to face the issue could
be called a "consensus") appears to be that the australopithecines slept
in the trees. We don't. When was the change? When? When? When?
No answer. No answer. No answer. No answer. No answer. No answer.