By Elaine Morgan
Why do people fluctuate from different primates? What do these ameliorations let us know approximately human evolution? Elaine Morgan offers a innovative speculation that explains our anatomic anomalies--why we stroll on legs, why we're coated in fats, why we will keep watch over our cost of respiring? The solutions aspect to 1 end: hundreds of thousands of years in the past our ancestors have been trapped in a semi-aquatic atmosphere. In providing her case Elaine Morgan forces scientists to question authorised theories of human evolution.
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