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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

><snip>

>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
it:

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

http://tinyurl.com/2syvzm


Stuart



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