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The Upright Ape; A New Origin of the Species
Topic Started: Aug 14 2015, 04:22 PM (161 Views)
Just Curious
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While surfing, I ran across a blurb that John Green was trying to get out about THIS BOOK, The Upright Ape: A New Origin of Species. While investigating the book, I ran across a symposium that was held in Dec, 2011 on bipedalism. The presentations are available online HERE.

There's some interesting information presented that I'd love to discuss relative to Sasquatch! One presentation talks about the mid-tarsal break and does a comparative analysis of the modern human foot vs. apes and archaeological finds. There is evidence for apes that start out arboreal and with weight/age become terrestrial. Considering there are so few sightings of juvenile Sasquatch, does this explain it? Or does the mid-tarsal break offer some explanation of the ability to traverse where humans find it difficult, such as up mountain sides?

Many people have a problem with Patty being hairy. The presentation on body fat and bipedalism is one I'm puzzling over. The presentation might be a little risque for youth, but I'd love to get Matt Cartmill's take on Patty. I'm pretty sure he'd think it implausible, but I'd like to hear his reasoning. From listening to the presentation, there's some interesting implications regarding what Sasquatch diet would need to be as a bipedal creature - maybe it isn't as much of an herbivore as we'd like to think?

I have the book on my reading list (which I'm behind on already), but has anyone here read the book?

Any thoughts regarding what's presented at the symposium?
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Stacy
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Can't believe I missed this when you first posted it. This is gonna be a quiet, late-night listening/reading/thinking/writing for me LOL...I've got four 10 1/2 hour days coming up, then probably heading up to camp next Friday, but maybe Thursday night I'll sit and absorb and digest the whole thing. I'm looking forward to it, should make for some good, intelligent conversation!!
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Susan
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Did not see this post until just now. I'll have to check it out when I have time.....
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