So I want to first say to everyone whose in college, CONGRATS, semester is over! Hope everyone did better then me Business is getting really
So I stumbled upon a T.E.D video, I was just watching anything they had!
When I found something by Elaine Morgan (fairly old).
Here it is.
Now some say that we became straight standing creatures from generations upon generations of mothers telling us to stand up straight (alright I stole
that from fora.tv comedy section... )
Now maybe it's just me, but this is really interesting, but for most of the.... well apparently all of the community of scientists seem to think this
is laughable, but it almost makes sense, sure there's a few things that don't make entire sense yet, but nothing really does in general.
Any thoughts from other members on this Aquatic Ancestors proposal, or why the science community laughs at it, and disregards it?
I believe the popular theory is that humans became upright because the arms were used for grabbing or carrying food, possibly in combination with
holding offspring. Then standing bipedally became a programmed behavior and allowed for better feeding and care of offspring.
If you consult the Wiki on Bipedalism, see the Postural Feeding Hypothesis and Provisioning Model sections. There are other sections with different
I suggest reading "The Alphabet Versus The Goddess" for some cool discussion on the topic, also relating to human psychology.
I'd say the aquatic ape theory has some merit, but it is much more likely that we weren't aquatic apes, we were apes that adapted the ability to
The planet is mainly water, we eventually evovled to understand that there is food under the stuff we drink. And that you've got to hold your
breathe to go down there.
Many people go swimming many times a year, countless times in their lifetime. You'd think that after generations of swimming, we would have the same
adaptive traits to water mentioned in aquatic ape theory, but without having to physically evolve out of the water.
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