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Darwin-L Message Log 2:70 (October 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<2:70>From LANGDON@GANDLF.UINDY.EDU  Tue Oct 12 08:02:16 1993

Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1993 08:02:16 -0500
From: "JOHN LANGDON"  <LANGDON@GANDLF.UINDY.EDU>
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Re: WATER BABIES

In message <9310120506.AA05620@netcom3.netcom.com>  writes:
> > > I think the person's name was Desmond Morris, of Naked Ape fame.
>  > Nope, the name of the book is "The Aquatic Ape" and the
>  > name of the author is Ellen Morgan.
>
> The aquatic hypothesis *is* mentioned in "The Naked Ape", but I think
> Morris said it was not original with him.  "Naked" was published in
> the sixties, I think; when was "Aquatic" published?

Elaine Morgan published her first book, The Descent of Woman, in 1972, five
years after the Naked Ape. Morris must have been referring to Hardy's
hypothesis. Morgan's second book, The Aquatic Ape, came out in 1982.

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