Re: ape faces

Phil Nicholls (
Mon, 23 Oct 1995 07:51:12 GMT

Alex Duncan <> graced us with the following

>In article <> "he who thinks horse's
>knees bend backwards" (hwthkbb), writes:

>>What you write above is nice but I was thinking of even a bigger
>>picture. The face gets shorter and shorter as the humanoids become
>>more and more modern. Something similar occurs among apes.

>Gosh HWTHKBB, I hate to bring this up, but if you'd done just a little
>rudimentary "bone-gazing", you'd know that large bodied hominoids are
>among the most prognathic of haplorhine primates.

Gee, I love that kind of talk. But Alex, I am afraid you have made a
mistake. MH didn't say "hominoid", he said humanoid which I sure you
know, includes Romulans, Vulcans, Klingons, Cardassians, Betazoids and
Ferrengi (just to name a few). Of course, all of these had aquatic

Phil Nicholls
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