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Can humans learn to swim before learning to walk?

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posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:12 PM
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Well the question if pretty obvious.

If the world was to drown, and no land left to live in, would there time come when human babies learn to swim before walk>?

This is related to evolution, and a good question to ask?

What are your thoughts on this?

If human kids can learn to swim before walk, what does that mean?

If human kids stay long enough in water since birth, would they evolve to become more adapted to water environment, and evolve to have lungs capable of breathing under water?

Thoughts

oz




posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:13 PM
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The answer is yes.
There have been studies done on this and you can try it yourself..
Throw a baby in a pool, they would instantly know what to do most of the time..

Its cool seeing it though.. its because the fluid we are in before we are born..

Here is a quick video of people doing this..



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posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:13 PM
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I was swimming before I was walking, hope for my kids to do the same. It happens when you grow up near the coast.



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:14 PM
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I've never personally seen it, but infant swimming classes are fairly common. I think it is pretty instinctual. Also, salt water has much better buoyancy, so if you could survive the elements and the predators I think swimming would be the easy part.

On another note, if Evolution is true, then why do "sea mammals" still exist? That seems like some bad evolution. Why haven't they developed gills yet? In the movie "Water World" Costner had already started to develop gills after just a generation or two, yet after millions of years whales still breathe air?



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:15 PM
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Yes. Babies swim all the time. Drop one in water and they keep their heads up and doggy paddle.



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:19 PM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Yes. Babies swim all the time. Drop one in water and they keep their heads up and doggy paddle.


Without drowning?

Second Line.



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:22 PM
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Yep, My kids have never known not swimming.
They were in the water at around 6 Months old.

Babies are very natural swimmers.

Like the other poster mentioned, Babies are in "water" (amniotic fluid) for the 9 or so months they are in mom.

It's being in air and on "shore" that seems un-natural for babies.



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:24 PM
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Very interesting videos.

Can they learn without anyone teaching them?

Can a baby learn to walk without anyone teaching them?

And

What does this mean regarding evolution?



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:24 PM
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Both of my kids love to swim, both definitely would have drowned their first time without my help!

Don't trust it.

My youngest one crawled off into the pool with me standing right there, when he was about 7 or 8 months. Turned on his back, sunk to the bottom and looked up at me unconcerned! I immediately pulled him out of course. Luckily he did instinctively hold his breath, but the image of him lying there looking up at me is forever etched in my brain. He loved it, and he kept trying to do it over and over again! He still runs and jumps in the pool, he is 3 now, and he still doesn't "swim" but he holds his breath and tries to doggy paddle and he knows to grab onto something.



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:25 PM
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Babies learn to walk and climb all on their own, they need no help.



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:25 PM
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Originally posted by oozyism

What does this mean regarding evolution?


It means it's easier to float than it is to stand.



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:28 PM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere

Originally posted by oozyism

What does this mean regarding evolution?


It means it's easier to float than it is to stand.


If it is easier to crawl and float than it is to stand, why do Humans bother standing?

Now my head is boggling.



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:30 PM
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I am just jumping in with all the people who say it's entirely possible to swim before you walk. I'm from a family with 6 kids and every single one of us could swim before we could walk, even my sister who was walking at 7 months old. I would be willing to bet it's that way with many kids in Arizona, lots of pools, it's just safer to make sure your kid can swim.



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:32 PM
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some humans despite lessons cannot learn to swim at all lol

I had years of professional lessons and cannot swim



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:33 PM
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Originally posted by megabyte
some humans despite lessons cannot learn to swim at all lol

I had years of professional lessons and cannot swim


I haven't had years of training but did have training, still struggle to swim, maybe because I'm not relaxed in water.

I panic lol..



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:35 PM
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Yes, they do all the time here in Australia.

Most public pools & every private swim school has classes for 'mums & bubs' where babies as young as 3 months are taught to float & make their way to the side of a pool.

Its a basic life skill that some parents need to get over their humiliation of not knowing how themselves & making their children suffer (& maybe die) because they dont want their kids to learn something they never bothered to.



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:37 PM
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Try looking up underwater births. The little suckers look like tadpoles swiming around before they even get the fluids out of there lungs to take there first breathes of air..

pregnancy.lovetoknow.com...

Heres a link where there doing under water births with flipper helping.

www.planetpuna.com...&Dolphins/index.htm


Some 20 years ago, after developing and confirming the benefits of water birth, Igor Tscharkofsy began to birth human babies in the Black Sea with the dolphins. Some of the reported occurances include a mother and a baby playing with the dolphins within 45 minutes of the birth, another instance of a free dolphin escorting a newborn human baby to the surface for its first breath. According to Igor Smirnoff, their research director, water babies develop six months faster over their first two years and development of waking, talking etc. occur earlier. According to Elena Tonetti, who managed the Black Sea birth project for several years, the children are also ambidexterous.

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posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:41 PM
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Originally posted by oozyism

Originally posted by megabyte
some humans despite lessons cannot learn to swim at all lol

I had years of professional lessons and cannot swim


I haven't had years of training but did have training, still struggle to swim, maybe because I'm not relaxed in water.

I panic lol..


From my obsevations of my kids (and others), babies show very little fear of water. I think that the fear of water is learned from parents and
That fear can reinforce the notion that one "can't swim". Children that have been in the water from a very early age will never have that fear.



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:56 PM
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Babies have a 'diving reflex' wherein their epiglottis closes over and prevents water entering their throat. This is a natural reaction they have from birth until they are around 18 months old. I think it'd be a fair bet to say that evolution would have humans back in the water in no time at all (relatively) should it become necessary.



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:56 PM
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Cant swim everywhere and standing is faster than crawling and you can reach high places. Plus crawling is a bitch on the knees.



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