• isn't this proof of AAT?

    From littoral.homo@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Thu Apr 2 02:57:17 2020
    Op woensdag 1 april 2020 22:20:53 UTC+2 schreef Mario Petrinovic:


    Water-induced finger wrinkles improve handling of wet objects
    Kyriacos Kareklas cs 2013

    Upon continued submersion in water, the glabrous skin on human hands & feet forms wrinkles.
    This is known to be an active process, controlled by the autonomic nervous system:
    do these wrinkles have an important function?

    In this study, we show:
    - submerged objects are handled more quickly with wrinkled fingers than with unwrinkled fingers,
    - wrinkles make no difference to manipulating dry objects.

    These findings support the hypothesis:
    - water-induced finger wrinkles improve handling submerged objects,
    - they may be an adaptation for handling objects in wet conditions.

    Yes, well possible, Mario.
    First we need good comparisons in finger wrinkling between humans & different spp of apes & monkeys in diverse situations.

    We've discussed this extensively at the AAT discussion group & elsewhere, but IMO there are many much clearer indications of littoral Pleistocene ancestors (not of "aquatic apes" of course).

    IMO only a few retarded self-declared "scientists" still believe human ancestors ran after kudus or mammoths: there's no doubt that our Pleistocene ancestors always followed the waterside & frequently waded bipedally & dived for shallow-aquatic foods,
    where wrinkling fingers were probably advantageous.

    Verhaegen 2013 Hum.Evol.28:237-266
    "The aquatic ape evolves:
    common misconceptions and unproven assumptions about the so-called Aquatic Ape Hypothesis"
    For an update + refs, google
    "two incredible logical mistakes 2020 verhaegen"

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