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aquatic ape hypothesis

Trying to debunk the aquatic ape hypothesis… or not. Or the day I tried to defend David Attenborough.

Reviews and InterviewsSeptember 16, 20161

The so-called aquatic ape hypothesis is one that has attracted a lot of attention and much derision. In 1960, British marine biologist Alistair Hardy posited the idea that humans might once have had an aquatic phase (or more accurately a semi-aquatic phases, spending some time in a watery habitat but a significant amount of time […]

The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis

Ocean of Pseudoscience WeekSeptember 9, 2010

Science can often be complicated, which makes a simple explanation extremely appealing. Sometimes, these simple explanations are correct. Sometimes they are spectacularly wrong. One of the most complicated areas of science is evolutionary biology. Describing the origin of current species¬† is a lot like putting together an enormous puzzle when most of the pieces are […]

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