questions from first read of Lucy

kevin m. kniffin (
Wed, 6 Sep 1995 21:43:24 GMT

finally read lucy and have some q's...

1) the description of the K-Ar tests makes me wonder -- won't the burning of
some of the crystal, in order to release the Ar, also release some Ar as well ?

2) dart's hypothesis that early humanoid killers were right-handed makes me
wonder about the evolution of "handedness." do other animals show a
preference for either hand/foot. i would imagine it is a result of the brain
splitting in half, but want to know more...

3) have any fossil chimps been found since Lucy was written? is there a
general reason for this?

would appreciate responses...