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Humans Descended from Wet Apes?

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I saw this sweet old lady (Elaine Morgan) on a TED talk talking about her theory that modern humans are actually descended from aquatic apes and not savanna apes as most evolutionists think and at first I thought she was full of shit. After listening to her and reading some more about her theory, now I'm not so sure. Give her a listen at her TED speech and then read the site and let me know what you think.

TED Presentation: http://www.ted.com/talks/elaine_morgan_says_we_evolved_from_aquatic_apes.html

More info: http://www.primitivism.com/aquatic-ape.htm

Nut or not?

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I saw her speak a few years ago. Very convincing. I'm on board with the water ape theory.
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Read a book about this in the early 90's while I was in college. I wonder if it was hers?
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Nah, I am descended from a dry grape!

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Stewies Mom wrote:
Nah, I am descended from a dry grape!


Grape Ape!!!


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Don't think I wanna monkey around with that theory today... Razz


18R, I've been wondering if you happen to frequent this site:

http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/pickover/pc/realitycarnival.html

If not, give it a try- I have this hunch that you'll find something you like on there... Wink

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zendao42 wrote:
Don't think I wanna monkey around with that theory today... Razz


18R, I've been wondering if you happen to frequent this site:

http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/pickover/pc/realitycarnival.html

If not, give it a try- I have this hunch that you'll find something you like on there... Wink

You're absolutely right! I found this and I like it:



That guy has some interesting links, thanks for the heads up, Zen Smile

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I choose to disagree.

People are descendants of trees. They don't come from apes. Or wet apes.

Is she a relation of Ava Gardner?
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Were those apes from south of the boarder?
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Lavandula Girl wrote:
Stewies Mom wrote:
Nah, I am descended from a dry grape!


Grape Ape!!!




Dad!

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well, if only there was anything to suggest there was anything to her claims... but from what i can tell, its like me saying, people are descended from sky-apes...
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conspiracies unlimited wrote:
well, if only there was anything to suggest there was anything to her claims... but from what i can tell, its like me saying, people are descended from sky-apes...
I never suspected you were a scientologist. My esteem for you may waver. Nah… I love you man. I'll just delude myself a bit longer Wink
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18Rabbit wrote:
zendao42 wrote:
Don't think I wanna monkey around with that theory today... Razz


18R, I've been wondering if you happen to frequent this site:

http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/pickover/pc/realitycarnival.html

If not, give it a try- I have this hunch that you'll find something you like on there... Wink

You're absolutely right! I found this and I like it:




That guy has some interesting links, thanks for the heads up, Zen Smile


Now that's a whoooole lotta nekkid. Awlright. Cool



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Cripes, it looks like something out of Dante.

I read recently that non-Africans have something like 1 to 4 % Neanderthal genes in them. And Neanderthals are really interesting. Apparently, they had brains that were about 1400 cc as opposed to our 1200.
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I just read that whole wet ape theory in Terry Pratchett's The Science of Discworld I last month. It took me a minute to remember where I had read about it but the chapter on evolution presented it as the most likely scenario.
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