Re: Hair loss (was Re: underwater space aliens)

24 Oct 1995 00:03:24 -0400

Mr. Clarke,

Please see SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN May 1994, East Side Story by Yves Coppens.
It gives a logical explanation for the long ago split from the last common
ancestor. According to Coppens, the West Side guys became pan and the
East Side folks, you and me.

It fits well with La Lumiere's hypothetical Danakil Island coming along a
couple of million years later and isolating the East side types into the
non-aquatic (aboreal?) species which would fail to survive and the aquatic
pro-hominids which would ultimately evolve into a species that would
reach the moon.

John Thurber