Can't anyone give me this illusive single sentence answer as to why the aquatic ape hypothesis is so wrong, now that we all know it's wrong? After reading about the concept for twenty years, I still haven't found a single clear answer as to why that is. It is the weirdest pseudoscientific idea I have ever encountered, 'cause no one says flat out what the problem is.
"During the last few years, when I have found myself in the company of distinguished biologists, evolutionary theorists, paleoanthropologists and other experts, I have often asked them to tell me, please, exactly why Elaine Morgan must be wrong about the aquatic theory. I haven’t yet had a reply worth mentioning, aside from those who admit, with a twinkle in their eyes, that they have also wondered the same thing."
- Dan Dennett, "Darwin's Dangerous Idea" (1995)
That still applies. One could be inclined to suspect, that the mainstream knows full well that the waterside idea is a perfectly valid suggestion, but that academic arrogance still leaves them refusing to give due recognition to a sniveling amateur writer, that wasn't a member of their fraternity and didn't follow their ingrained rules.IMAGE REMOVEDhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07w4y9 ... des/player