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Author Topic:   Why Did Homo Erectus Not Retain a Tail?
mram10
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Message 1 of 68 (734184)
07-26-2014 11:45 AM


A tail would be incredibly helpful for balance (tripod example), productivity, etc. I read that it could have been the climate change from forest to desert that could have been the reasoning.
What is the best current explanation? (other than natural selection/god just did it)
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mram10
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Message 26 of 68 (735482)
08-16-2014 3:05 PM


No need to worry, just got busy with work
Adequate,
Please keep to logical discussions rather than personal attacks. If we were in the same room, I guarantee you would be more respectful. In fact, you should talk to people on the internet, as though they were with you in a room(most likely in your parents basement)
As for the original question, I am curious why a tail was not retained from monkeys forward. Thank you for the very obvious statements regarding apes not having tails Earth shattering news.
Point is, 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?
ps- as for the arms coming out of your temples ..... I am not aware of ancestral forms having those. Please link your evidence
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mram10
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Message 28 of 68 (735502)
08-16-2014 5:40 PM
Reply to: Message 27 by Dr Adequate
08-16-2014 5:19 PM


Mr. Inadaquate,
I can guarantee it
As for a tail not being useful, that is a ridiculous statement. Balance, open doors, scratch your back. There are plenty of advantages to having a tail.
As for the rest of your comments, not worth replying to each..... as usual. Of your 12k posts, how many are actually of use? 20 ... maybe 30?

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mram10
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Message 30 of 68 (735506)
08-16-2014 5:51 PM
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08-16-2014 5:45 PM


Dr Jones,
So you blame God when something goes wrong, yet you give credit to natural selection if you deem it goes right?

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