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A reply to Alice Roberts and Mark Maslin

The Waterside Ape BBC Radio 4 reply to Alice Roberts and Mark Maslin In my recent post, Aquatic Ape Attacked Again, I pointed to an article that purported to falsify what is commonly referred to as the Aquatic Ape Theory. … Continue reading

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Aquatic Ape – Attacked Again

David Attenborough’s latest BBC documentary indulges wishful thinking over evidence. Internet magazine, The Conversation, has published an article by authors Alice Roberts and Mark Maslin entitled “Sorry David Attenborough, we didn’t evolve from ‘aquatic apes’ — here’s why.” They begin … Continue reading

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Best of 2014

Leaving out the home, contact, downloads and welcome pages, these posts are the best of 2014 by visit. 14. Near Death Experience – Part Three What happened to parts One and Two? How does the third one outrank the others? … Continue reading

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Bipedal – The Scrambling Theory

Working on the principle that you can never have too many options, another hypothesis for human bipedalism has entered the fray. For decades proponents of the Savanna Theory have been looking down their noses at advocates of the Aquatic Ape … Continue reading

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Aquatic Ape – The Theory Evolves

Those of you who read my post, Bipedal – The Aquatic Ape Theory, might be interested to learn of this guest blog on Scienceblogs by Marc Verhaegen. He is a much more learned and erudite writer than I, and you … Continue reading

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Bipedal – The Aquatic Ape Theory

See also parts one and three. Last time, we looked at the Savanna Theory as an attempt to explain the transition that early human ancestors made from being forest dwellers to living on open ground. It does a pretty good … Continue reading

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Bipedal – The Savanna Theory

See also parts two and three. There are many hypotheses about the fact that humans walk on two legs. We aren’t the only ones to do so. Birds are bipedal, that is they have only two feet. Many dinosaurs were … Continue reading

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