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Forum Post: The scientific case for humanity suffering from a collective case of BRAIN DAMAGE

Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 2, 2012, 11:32 p.m. EST by DiMiTri (134)
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[-] 1 points by RedDragon (-161) 5 years ago

It's interesting in the author is under the false impression that in more archaic form we were arboreal and yet Africa is said to have been savanna during this time period... it was not a case of the hominid moving from an arboreal state to bipedal but rather a case of the forerunner of the ape moving from bipedal to arboreal.

[-] 1 points by DiMiTri (134) 5 years ago

Actually its well accepted that around 200,000 years ago when anatomically modern humans first surfaced there was a huge drying of the African tropics. Are you really suggesting that around that time the entirety of Africa was savanna? Not even mainstream geologists and anthropologists will agree with that

And its also well accepted that bipedalism occured while still in the forests and while we still climbed trees. I believe lucy is a good example of this

[-] 1 points by RedDragon (-161) 5 years ago

That's what I'm suggesting, yes. Google "Ardi"... and that is why I get so annoyed when people continue to write wiki articles that suggest we descend from apes - we do not - the arboreal were a later development on the tree.

We were never arboreal; we never climbed trees. And I'll tell you something else, this idea that we were forced to stand to traverse the savanna is likely an untruth, too. We were walking long before the savanna.

My personal belief is that just as some hominids were driven into trees, others were driven from Africa.