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Did we learn to swim before we learned to walk?

This item adds another facet to the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis:

"Humans may have first walked upright because they had to carry the baby -- not because it was born less developed than other primates, but because its parents were ex-aquatic apes."

(Morgan, Elaine; "Lucy's Child," New Scientist, p. 13, December 25, 1986.)

From Science Frontiers #50, MAR-APR 1987. 1987-2000 William R. Corliss