Re: An alternative to ST and AAT
Phillip Bigelow (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 25 Oct 1996 18:34:00 -0700
Paul Crowley wrote:
> In article <email@example.com>
> firstname.lastname@example.org "Phil Nicholls" writes:
> > The fact is that hominid bipedalism is an adaptation for
> > terrestrial existence,
> This is not a fact; it is pure supposition -- and a bad one.
No more speculative than the fact that the kangaroo rat is a
faculatively saltative biped (adaptation on land). That all birds
are faculatively strider bipeds (adaptation on land). That all
theropod dinosaurs were faculatively strider bipeds (adaptation on
That kangaroos are faculatively saltative bipeds (adaptation on land).
And, as the "topper": it is no more speculative than the fact that
there are *no* examples (living or extinct) of bipedal aquatic (or
even semi-aquatic) animals.
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