Re: Brain Development

Todd N Nims (nimstod@MAIL.AUBURN.EDU)
Mon, 6 Feb 1995 23:12:23 -0600

A. afarensis was
around practically unchanged for 900,000 yrs and the robust A.'s were
around quite some time as well. H. s. s. has been around less than a
third of that time and an even lesser amount of time as the single living
representative of the hominid line. The various A.'s didnt die because
they were stupid, they were out competed and were too specialized.

Todd N. Nims
Auburn University, AL

On Sat, 4 Feb 1995, Read, Dwight ANTHRO wrote:

> James B. writes:
> " Dumb species don't hang around for very long."
> Let's see. Cockroaches have been around for about 400 million years with
> little change. That must put them pretty high on the intelligence scale.
> D. Read