AlgisKuliukas wrote:CEngelbrecht wrote:http://play.streamingvideoprovider.com/popapp.php?l=&w=965&h=665&p=aea59def46ac9156f0e42a3a3f2d6cf3&title=Human+Evolution+Conference&bgcolor1=%23FFFFFF&bgcolor2=%23DDDDDD&uk=BqvI0ZNf8k4Ppimge6PTXy#clip=665752&time=
Donald Johanson's outburst during the session 1 discussion puzzles me. Algis, are you aware of what "version" of AAH he's been told? I mean, he's the man who's dug out his fair share of the human fossil archive (Lucy, for crying out loud), so it doesn't make sense that he's so outraged against this idea, based on everything being presented now (the whole clergy issue with Morgan notwithstanding). But his outburst would make sense, if he's been watching too much Animal Planet and thinks that AAH is about the mermaid nonsense.
You didn't get a chance to ask him about that, did you? It seems to be a wide spread misinformation, so why the hell not Johanson too?
I didn't get the chance to ask him about it, no. I would have asked him exactly the point you're making - what does he think the "aquatic ape hypothesis" is?
Is it possible for you to converse with him about it, e.g. via E-mail? There are too many misconceptions about these ideas. If people are to critisize it, at least they'd do it with what's actually being said and written by Elaine etc., and not Animal Planet or Jim Moore or whatever.
I don't dare to contact him, why would he listen to me?