Monday, August 24, 2009

Elaine Morgan at TED: The Aquatic Ape theory lives!

Wow, this is cool: Elaine Morgan has given a TED talk about the aquatic ape theory.

I remember reading her book in the early 90s and being completely blown away by it. Since then I've strongly suspected that the path of human evolution must have taken a temporary detour through the water. But frustratingly, this theory has never taken off -- though Morgan claims that the theory now holds some heavy hitting supporters, including David Attenborough and Daniel Dennett.

In this TED Talk, Elaine Morgan, who is now in her 80s, provides an excellent overview of the hypothesis and shows just how passionate she is about the subject matter.

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