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Let us now praise Elaine Morgan, 1920-2013

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I first discovered Elaine Morgan when I read Scars of Evolution (link there is to Amazon, in case you want a Kindle version; you can also find inexpensive secondhand editions that cost $1 plus shipping). She makes a very intriguing case for our descent from an aquatic ape. I asked her about the diving reflex in humans as a possible indication of an aquatic ancestry. She had not mentioned that, and she sent a very nice reply explaining that the connection was too tenuous for her to include. She did mount some very nice arguments, and I recommend the book to my readers inclined to science or science speculation.

The Younger Daughter pointed out this notice of her passing, which talks more about some of her other works.

Written by Leisureguy

17 July 2013 at 9:29 am

Posted in Books, Evolution, Science

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