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Author Topic:   Why Did Homo Erectus Not Retain a Tail?
Capt Stormfield
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Message 16 of 68 (734467)
07-29-2014 11:47 PM
Reply to: Message 15 by subbie
07-29-2014 11:23 PM


I think having no legs would be best, balance-wise.
Assuming we could also evolve away the external genitalia.

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Capt Stormfield
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Message 19 of 68 (734528)
07-30-2014 9:43 AM
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07-30-2014 9:36 AM


I was thinking more along the lines of comfort when dropping out of the tree and landing on the hard, hard ground.

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Message 33 of 68 (735510)
08-16-2014 6:00 PM
Reply to: Message 26 by mram10
08-16-2014 3:05 PM


...why is it so easy to give credit to the natural selection process, but not be able to give credit to something putting that process into motion?
What do you suppose the "natural" in natural selection means? Why would a natural process need to be put in motion? What does that even mean? How could a process like NS not work in an imperfectly reproducing population? Seems like it would require outside intervention to stop it, not to start it.
Unless I miss my guess, your real question would be more accurately stated as "why is there something instead of nothing". Could we just skip the next several hundred wasted posts and say "don't know" right now?

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