Re: Bipedalism and theorizing... was Re: Morgan and creationists

John Waters (
1 Oct 1996 10:03:43 GMT

Gerrit Hanenburg <> wrote in article

> The infant is an eccentric weight.So,twisting the body
slightly to the
> opposite side would result in the projection of the center of
> within the supporting surface formed by the feet,like we do
> carrying a bag in one hand or a child on the hip.
> That is a requisite for maintaining balance,but long distance
> requires more than just that.
> Gerrit.
JW: This is very interesting. Are you saying that a chimpanzee
(like Faben) with a paralysed arm could walk long distances,
but that a nursing female with a new born infant could not?

What are the extra requirements that such a female would need?