Re: aquatic humans...

Phil Nicholls (
24 Jan 1995 14:06:19 GMT

In article <3g23fs$>, John Brock <> wrote:
>Then I should probably go to s.a.paleo, but as long as I'm here, I
>wonder if anyone can tell me whether there exists any particularly
>damning counterargument to the Aquatic Ape theory, some major flaw in
>the theory, or is it simply dismissed for lack of fossil evidence. In
>other words, is the theory generally considered by workers in the field
>to be reasonable but unsupported speculation, or is it considered
>demonstrably wrong? All I know about the theory comes from Elaine
>Morgan's books, and she certainly makes it seem reasonable.
>John Brock

I am one of the leading anti-AAH posters on s.a.p. and I have pointed
out that how reasonable the AAH sounds really depends on how much
anatomy and physiology you know going in. I can tell you that it is
not seriously discussed in physical anthropology circles and suggest
you read sci.anthropology.paleo for more information.

Philip "Chris" Nicholls Department of Anthropology
Institute for Hydrohominoid Studies SUNY Albany
University of Ediacara
"Semper Alouatta"