The role of "the aquatic" in human evolution: constraining the aquatic ape hypothesis.

@article{Foley2014TheRO,
  title={The role of "the aquatic" in human evolution: constraining the aquatic ape hypothesis.},
  author={Robert A. Foley and Marta Miraz{\'o}n Lahr},
  journal={Evolutionary anthropology},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={56-9}
}
Few things show the distinctiveness of human evolution research better than the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis (AAH). On one hand, we have "orthodox" research into human evolution, firmly based on land; on the other, we have the aquatic ape community, convinced not only that our ancestors went through an aquatic phase, but that the professional scientific community ignores their work and keeps it out of the mainstream. How many fields of science have two entirely parallel communities that essentially… CONTINUE READING
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