Re: Becoming altricial/bi

J. Moore (
Thu, 5 Oct 95 15:05:00 -0500

Pa> > And since the brain of the earliest found hominids
Pa> > seems to be very similar to chimp brains, I see no reason to
Pa> > assume that our first bipedal ancestor were altricial.

Pa> Proposed experiment: Bind the feet of newborn apes and see what happens.
Pa> What would be the survival rate in the wild?
Pa> Paul.

Probably not great, as they aren't bipedal and therefore would be
forced to adopt an unnatural stance for long periods of time, as
opposed to a bipedal hominid, who wouldn't be faced with this

Jim Moore (

* Q-Blue 2.0 *