Have you ever had that experience where you've thrown a party, and then you've had that panic moment (or hour) where you feared no-one would turn up?
Imagine, then, setting up a whole house - mansion even - for what you hoped would be scores of people, carefully planning each of several rooms to make it as interesting as you can for those 'guests' you imagined might turn up.... and then no-one comes. Or at least, the few that do turn up briefly make polite comments and then leave early.
Ok, it's not a party. It's not a mansion, not even a house. But it's the same feeling I have right now, nevertheless. I set up this forum on the back of the eBook that we just published. I was really positive about it. See, I kind of imagined that the authors of the book, at least, might want to discuss their work with their fellow authors. I fantasised that others might want to do so too. I had this weird idea that people would want to do so in an environment where anonymous cowardly nobodies would not be allowed to come and throw insults at them, or where one view dominated. How naive was that?
Waterside hypotheses of human evolution assert that selection from wading, swimming and diving and procurement of food from aquatic habitats have significantly affected the evolution of the lineage leading to Homo sapiens as distinct from that leading to Pan. (p118)
Kuliukas, A., Morgan, E. (2011). Aquatic scenarios in the thinking on human evolution: What are they and how do they compare?. In: Vaneechoutte, M., Verhaegen, M., Kuliukas, A. (2011). Was Man More Aquatic in the Past?