Re: First Family and AAT

H. M. Hubey (
25 Sep 1995 18:50:00 -0400 (Gerrit Hanenburg) writes:

>of the water takes much of the load of the body off your lumbar spine,
>pelvis and lower limbs.That load is exactly what is needed to remodel
>the anatomical complex of an arboreal ape into that of a bipedal ape
>that walks on land.

It could have developed after leaving the water.

>Other mammals that have moved to the water have lost their hindlimbs
>altogether as in whales,dolphins and manatees or they have

how many years did they spend in water?

at what time in their evolution did they go into the water?

Even the whole idea of why appendages developed is not
"explained". One could sort of try going backwards.

Perhaps these animals (whales, dolphins) were never fully
land animals to begin with and that they always lived near
the shore and were aquatic and that their "legs" never
fully developed, instead of looking like other mammals
like dogs/cats who lost their legs after going into the water.


Regards, Mark