Aquatic predators... was Re: AAT Theory

J. Moore (
Fri, 13 Oct 95 10:20:00 -0500

Cl> In article <45fj7g$>
Cl> (John C.

Cl> McLoughlin) writes:
Cl> : Elaine Morgan ( wrote:

Cl> : : Might it not depend on the local availability of other food sources
Cl> : : which were (a) plentiful and (b) very easy to devour, like tilapia
Cl> fish?

Cl> > Without nets and other comparatively advanced tools, a hominid trying

Cl> She was refering to crocodiles and how they might prefer fish to
Cl> hominds.

She seems to be referring to one of the very few times she's ever
mentioned anything about aquatic predators; how she read in a
Time-Life book that during the yearly runs of tilapia, herdsmen
can wade across a river with little concern. She doesn't mention
what happens during the majority of the year, when the tilapia
aren't running.

Cl> Personally I think the in-water predation issue is overdone.
Cl> Tom Clarke

>From a previous post to Troy Kelley, when he said much the same as
you just did:

I can certainly understand your not wanting to hear about it, as it is
a fatal flaw in the AAT and has not been addressed by anyone connected
with that theory. It has, in fact, been ignored or at best glossed
over, as you have done.

Theories of land-based evolution of hominids *must* deal with the
problem of predation; why is it you feel that the AAT should be accorded
special treatment and be allowed to ignore it?

Jim Moore (

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