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Posted on 05/23/2012 3:28:13 PM PDT by Theoria
In the two-hour CGI Special Mermaids: The Body Found, Animal Planet dives deep into the idea that mermaids may have been real, and, even better -- related to humans!
Its a very radical theory on human evolution, but we have approached an age-old myth and really chased its origins, Animal Planet honcho Charlie Foley told FOX411s Pop Tarts column. It has been compiled in a way that is very compelling, making us think that mermaids might not just be mythical creatures.
The show unravels mysterious underwater sound recordings and presents a bone-chilling argument for the Aquatic Ape Theory, which suggests that during the transition from apes to hominid, some humans went through an aquatic stage. This stage is argued to have resulted in aquatic ape-like creatures.
There are striking differences between us and other primates, yet [there are] many features we share with marine mammals, like the webbing between our fingers, which other primates dont have, a layer of subcutaneous fat, and a loss of body hair, Foley explained. We also have an instinctive ability to swim, and control over breath. Humans can hold breath up to 20 minutes, longer than any other terrestrial animal.
Mermaids: The Body Found ponders the concept that coastal flooding millions of years ago turned some of our ancestors inland, while another group branched off into the deep water out of necessity and for food.
According to Foley, Mermaids: The Body Found is just the first tiny ripple in a tide of discoveries he anticipates will be brought to the surface in the coming years.
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The ol’ aquatic ape stuff is making the rounds again.
Were mermaids aquatic apes?
Why yes they were. Thanks for asking.
“Humans can hold breath up to 20 minutes”
Really? I’d be out cold, or dead!
20 minutes no problem, it’s starting up again that’s the rub.
what’s your point?
That is an eloquent, yet Mod-safe acronym. Cheers!
——Humans can hold breath up to 20 minutes,——
They can ???
Since marco evolution is completely bogus...
..aquatic apes ....must be bogus....
And “Cheers” to you!
They can do around 19min if they inhale pure oxygen for several minutes before trying. Without doing the oxygen closer to 9min.
19 minutes 21 seconds is the record.
Sure, using oxygen.
The crap that they put on TV simply boggles the mind... Animal Planet and the various History channels in particular. I sure am glad they got an authoritative “honcho” to comment (and I presume host) the show. Heaven forbid getting a real, bonafide, credentialed paleoanthropologist...
Damned dirty apes!
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