Re: Aquatic Ape Theory

Scott Begg (
Sun, 26 Jan 1997 23:36:50 GMT

ckank@avatar.NoSubdomain.NoDomain (Christopher Kankel) wrote:

>Not long ago, I stumbled on the book _The_Descent_of_Woman_ written in
>the early 1970's by Elaine Morgan, a british journalist. She discusses
>the likelihood that man has a partially aqatic past. I present below
>the references that I've read and the major evidence in support of the
>aquatic ape theory. Has anyone else ever heard of this and what is it's
>standing among professional human evolutionists and anthropologists?

What is the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis' standing among evolutionary
biologists today? Very simple--it has no standing whatsoever. No
credible evolutionary biologist gives it the time of day--there is
simply no good evidence to support it.