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Ilovelucy's Avatar Jump to comment 60 by Ilovelucy

While I don't yet buy this theory, it's thrilling to see it still has legs after all these years, especially with the finds of earlier forest dwelling bipeds such as Sahelanthropus tchadensis coming to light and making the savannah theory look very shaky indeed. Thing is that there are many alternatives to the Savannah theory to investigate before we accept the equatic ape hypothesis. It is by no means a dichotomy. Paleaoanthropology is currently a highly speculative science and I think we have a lot more shocks in store as more finds surface. I've found that while following it, it's wise not to get too attached to any particular theory.

Sun, 02 Aug 2009 06:47:00 UTC | #384175