This is not a question I would have ever thought of until I was followed today on Twitter by the intriguingly named @AquaticTheory.
When I clicked to see their tweets, I saw an array of superficially plausible contentions to support the proposition that we are, indeed, descended from apes that wallowed in water; it would explain our mainly hairless bodies, and so on.
I also saw that others dismissed the views completely.
I realised this was a moment where I could incur the infamous wrath of skeptics and Neo-Darwinist.
I knew that, if I said anything which seemed not to accord with the official version of human evolution, I could just be dismissed as a crank and a quack.
Or would those who promote an evidence-based approach and critical thinking welcome a different point of view, and perhaps constructively show me the errors in this interesting theory?
There is one way to find out, and so I ask the readers of this blog: are we the successors to aquatic apes?
And does it matter?
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