bipedal aquatic species

Alex Duncan (
4 Oct 1995 00:57:52 GMT

In article <44e7jk$> Thomas Clarke, writes:

>I am one of those who likes the AAT because I think it provides
>a means for making the transition which is adaptive, providing
>increased fitness, every step of the way. I have difficulty
>seeing how a mosaic (or savannah) enviroment provides the same
>path of increasing fitness. If it did, then it seems to me
>the world would have many more bipedal apes species.

By the same logic, if wading about in the water is such a wonderful
adaptation, then we should see lots of bipedal aquatic species.

Alex Duncan
Dept. of Anthropology
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-1086