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Re: Binary/Convergent Evolution

From: Stuart Miller <stuart.4.nul>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 21:02:00 +0100
Archived: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 22:08:40 -0400
Subject: Re: Binary/Convergent Evolution 

>From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 11:21:01 -0600
>Subject: Re: Binary/Convergent Evolution

>>From: Gordon German <Gordon.German.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 09:06:54 +0800
>>Subject: Binary/Convergent Evolution


>I hope this comment will not will not associate me with the
>'hidden terrestrial race' idea, but I don't know that it has
>been established that the "bipedal human evolved from the
>requirements of a tree-dwelling animal that needed to adapt to
>the wide open spaces of the African savannah". There are a
>variety of well-established animals in the savannah that show no
>hint of evolving toward bipedalism over the timescale in which
>human ancestors did so. If there is selection pressure for
>bipedalism in the savannah, why are we the only example of it?

This may be a 'What came first; chicken or egg' situation but
the reason why our ancestors became bipedal is because their
bodies evolved differently to other primates. Walking upright
simply became a more comfortable means of getting about.

Whether this happened because of a change in their behviour
which necessitated an evolutinary shift or whether the change
occurred and the behaviour adapted, I couldn't say.

You can find a more detailed explantion here but, unless its of
personal interest, you'll neeed to set aside the ID element of

"If upright walking is so energetically favorable, why do apes
still 'knuckle-walk'?"



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