Friday, March 5, 2010

...bring me some water

Hi. Was Adam one rib short in reality, after his 'donation'? With all of the advanced medical procedures available in 2010, it is hard for me to believe that Eve was made from a rib. I do, though, believe in miracles. I also don't think that women are in any way subservient to men, so this Adam and Eve explanation does little for me. On this day in 1960, the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis originated when Alister Hardy publicly announced his idea that ape-human divergence may have been due to a coastal phase. ( cue 'Kokomo' by the Beach Boys.)
The aquatic ape hypothesis (AAH) is an alternative explanation of human evolution which theorizes that the common ancestors of modern humans spent a period of time adapting to life in a partially-aquatic environment. Mark Spitz and Michael Phelps ancestors probably lived very close to water. This theory is based on differences between humans and great apes, and apparent similarities between humans and some aquatic mammals. First proposed in 1942 and expanded in 1960, its greatest proponent has been the writer Elaine Morgan, who has spent more than forty years discussing the AAH, and does a killer breast stroke. Shown today. 'Gator Needlepoint Pillow.'
Have a great day and continue to evolve. We all have room for growth.
"Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal."
Charles Darwin