Re: Aquatic Ape Theory

J. Moore (
Fri, 7 Apr 95 11:26:00 -0500

SW> The sorts of subcutaneous fat we see in people are common in wallowing
SW> or swimming mammals, and are uncommon in primates. In fact, I think we
SW> are the
SW> *only* primate with subcutaneous fat deposits (other primates tend to
SW> build up fat around the viscera).

SW> This, and other anatomical features Morgan describes, tends to lend at
SW> least some credibility to her theory as to its origin. Von Daniken --
SW> who actively faked evidence -- is in a different category altogether.

SW> Unless you maintain that she *is* faking evidence?

SW> Stephen Wray <>

She's ignoring the evidence of Caroline Pond, whose work Morgan cites
in a misleadingly and selective manner. Morgan cannot even claim
ignorance of Pond's evidence and conclusions, since Pond was a
participant in the conference and book *Aquatic Ape: Fact or Fiction?*.

That may not be "faking" evidence, but it *is* dishonest research.

Jim Moore (

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