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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
reply to post by oozyism
Cant swim everywhere and standing is faster than crawling and you can reach high places. Plus crawling is a bitch on the knees.
Originally posted by randomname
no if humans were to live in a world completely covered in water, they would use floating debris and whatever materials they could salvage to build solid boats and platforms to live on.
if that wasn't possible they'd all drown, starve to death or die of dehydration. they wouldn't evolve aqualungs because 99% of the worlds population would be dead in 30 days.
The Aquatic Ape Theory states that approximately 6-7 million years ago, our ape ancestors were trapped in a semi-aquatic environment. This forced them to search for food in the water and become very comfortable in the water; over time altering their bodies to be more effective in the water. The theory says that a founder population of apes got isolated on an island-like setting when East Africa flooded. So if a population got isolated, they would need to take to the sea for survival. It took whales 50-60 million years to go from fully terrestrial animals to fully adapted aquatic animals. Skeptics of Aquatic Ape Theory insist that it would take 50-60 million years to see changes in physiology of a transition to becoming aquatic. The one thing that they do not understand is that AAT states that a small population of apes became isolated. Evolution acts much faster on small populations, so some changes could have easily taken place in a million years. That is not to say that we became mermaids with a whale-like tail, just that we started the transition to becoming aquatic. Some of those traits can still be seen today.
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?
Originally posted by pearcester
Id say no! cause i cant swim but i can walk