RE: Walking apes

Sweitzer, Dennis (
Wed, 15 May 96 14:35:00 EST

"Braxton M. ALFRED" <> said:
>>>> If one has a fossil of a leg or, better, a pelvis it is easy to
recognize bipedalism. This attribute, by the way, appears in the fossil
record without ANY precursors.

Paul responded>>
What would be a precursor to bipedalism? Tripedalism?

Of course. It's a matter of mathematics: 2 <rear legs> + 1/2 <time> * 2
<front legs> = 3, tripedalism. (My Ph.D. is in math, so I are a expurt
authority on this).

Dennis Sweitzer