Re: An alternative to ST and AAT

Robert Gotschall (
Tue, 29 Oct 1996 20:30:36 -0800

T&B Schmal wrote:
> In article <>, wrote:
> > the first bipedal hominids would have been less
> > effective at terrestrial progression than their quadrupedal
> > cousins.
> >
> This seems to me to be a difficult thing to assert. Now, if we knew the
> sequence of changes and how long it all took, maybe. But as things now
> stand I think you've got a bit of a stretch, here, Paul.
> Tom Schmal

I think we first need to define -effective-. This is speculation on my
part, but I would not be surprised to find that a chimp can outrun a
human in a sprint, although we may well be more efficient walkers and
long range endurance runners. Any references welcome.