Re: Aquatic ape theory

Sean Stinson (
26 Sep 1995 15:24:54 GMT

: Also please address the central problem of predators
in the aquatic environment.
: Jim Moore (

I've noticed that there is a lot of argument over AAT
that centres around aquatic predators, ex. Crocodiles.
I don't see the validity to this argument. I would be
inclined to say that predators are a selective pressure
for a species to become BETTER adapted to its environment.
ie. bacteria populations which have been subjected to
antibiotics are becoming/became resistant. "Early human"
populations may have been selected on their ability to
better resist aquitic predator attacks, thus acquiring
more and more aquitic traits.