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revolutionary, scientific and a plain old good read,
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This review is from: The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis: Most Credible Theory of Human Evolution (Hardcover)
Elaine Morgan has written the definitive presentation of a revolutionary theory of human evolution which accounts for dozens of human oddities that most theories barely mention or refuse to touch, e.g. naked skin, love of water, bipedality, subcutaneous fat, chubby babies, apocrine vs eccrine glands. Methodically, Morgan supports the theory with evidence from many scientific disciplines. Once ridiculed, the odd-sounding "aquatic ape theory" has increasingly gained acceptance among comparative biologists, geneticists, zoologists, physiologists, and brain specialists. A Discovery Channel special (Spring 99) entitled "The Aquatic Ape" is sure to increase interest in the fascinating proposal that humanity's direct ancestors were once far more aquatic than humans are now. The last holdouts seem to be paleoanthropologists themselves, who can't be happy that "outsider" Morgan trumped them in their own field.
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