Re: Aquatic elephants. Was re:Tears

Alex Duncan (
19 Oct 1995 22:38:03 GMT

I think the strongest argument that elephants have aquatic marine
ancestors is that they share so many features with humans, and humans had
aquatic ancestors. Therefore, since humans share so many features with
elephants, we must have had aquatic ancestors.

Wait, that doesn't make any sense. I think there might be a problem with
this argument, but I'm having trouble seeing what it is.

(Once again, for the perceptually impaired, the above post was intended
as sarcasm. Don't try this at home.)

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