"Sir David Attenborough has been derided as "irrelevant" after adding his backing to a controversial theory that humans evolved partly in water."
Sitting down next to Galileo sure is dangerous ...
Yes, I saw that, Chris.
As always, sneer pressure trumps all. No reputation is spared.
Did you see Henry Gee's astonisghly ignorant blog
If you search the page for me, you'll find my reply, made the morning it was up. I have to thank Jim Moore for pointing me to it.
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?